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Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a great starting point though. These questions typically come up at some point in the exam but sometimes surface during a chiropractic treatment visit. They most times tell something helpful toward pain relief that both your Largo chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Curious conditions may show themselves via curious symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain concurrent with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Hollstrom & Associates Inc relies on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Largo chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in consideration of the first two. Each provides a bit of information to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published chiropractic case report, a piece of the puzzle came from a strange rash on a patient’s arm during his treatment plan for neck and arm pain. His story encompasses 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 man to his chiropractor for the neck pain that was described as constant, sharp neck pain on the left with an aching, tingling sensation extending into 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. Later on, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical consultant 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, decrease the arm rash, and reduce the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments over 12 weeks brought about 80% decreased neck pain, complete resolution of left arm pain, and faint shingles rash. The patient felt he was back to normal. (1) Talk about unusual! Your Largo chiropractor is always looking for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Largo neck pain and back pain!

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Check out 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 causing pain. It’s not surprising, then, that the other treatments resulted in no relief! Dr. Baroody treated the patient with the pain-relieving Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Relieving care must start with the proper diagnosis!

Set your next Largo chiropractic visit soon. Hollstrom & Associates Inc will perform the proper examination to come up with the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome likely for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. See you soon!

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc starts 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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