Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care

“What is this, doc?” A question like this is always welcome at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a terrific discussion starter though. These questions usually come up in the course of the examination but sometimes surface during a chiropractic office visit. They most times disclose something helpful toward pain relief that both your Baton Rouge chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may show themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain with a case of shingles.


Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation counts on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in consideration of the first two. Each provides a piece of info to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent chiropractic case report, a piece of the puzzle arose from a strange rash on a patient’s arm during his treatment plan for neck and arm pain. His story entails coughing, fatigue, and congestion that guided him to his primary care doctor. He got an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing provoked some neck pain that led this 43 year old male to his chiropractor for the neck pain that was explained as constant, sharp neck pain on the left with an aching, tingling sensation down his left arm (radiculopathy) particularly into his left lateral arm, forearm, thumb and index finger. Clinical symptoms indicated a diagnosis of a C5-6 disc herniation, the most common cervical disc herniation level. Soon after, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical doctor diagnosed as herpes zoster shingles. Since it was too late to take an antiviral he took ibuprofen for the shingles pain. He experienced 5 cervical spine treatments following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management cervical spine protocols in 5 weeks to resolve the arm pain, reduce the arm rash, and decrease the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments in 3 months brought about 80% decreased neck pain, complete resolution of left arm pain, and faint shingles rash. The patient expressed that he was back to normal. (1) Talk about unusual! Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is constantly on the lookout for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating treatment plan for Baton Rouge neck pain and back pain!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Steven Baroody on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he described how his patient who presented to the office with severe, long-standing shoulder pain was treated for shoulder pain with no relief. Dr. Baroody’s exam revealed a cervical disc herniation as a cause for his pain. No wonder the other treatments gave him no relief! Dr. Baroody treated the patient with the pain-relieving Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Relieving care always starts with the proper diagnosis!

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit today. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation will perform the proper examination to suitable the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome likely for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. See you soon!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation begins with a diagnosis, develops a treatment, and gets pain-relief results even in unusual conditions like neck pain, arm pain and a shingles rash! 
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