Cross Chiropractic Center Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care

“What’s this, doc?” A question like this is always welcome at Cross Chiropractic Center. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a great discussion starter though. These queries typically surface at some point in the examination but sometimes occur during a chiropractic treatment visit. They always disclose something useful toward pain relief that both your Sandy Springs chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may present themselves via curious symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain and a case of shingles.


Cross Chiropractic Center relies on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each adds a piece of info to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent chiropractic case report, a part of the puzzle came from a peculiar rash on a patient’s arm during his care for neck and arm pain. His story encompasses coughing, fatigue, and congestion that led him to his primary care doctor. He got an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing triggered some neck pain that took 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 down his left arm (radiculopathy) particularly into his left lateral arm, forearm, thumb and index finger. Clinical symptoms lead to a diagnosis of a C5-6 disc herniation, the most common cervical disc herniation level. Later on, he noticed a rash on his left arm that his medical consultant diagnosed as herpes zoster shingles. It was too late for an antiviral, so he took ibuprofen for the pain related to shingles. He underwent 5 cervical spine treatments following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management cervical spine protocols in 5 weeks to ease and get rid of the arm pain, reduce the arm rash, and decrease the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments in 3 months resulted in 80% reduced 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor is always on the lookout for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Sandy Springs 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. 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 must start with the proper diagnosis!

Set your next Sandy Springs chiropractic visit today. Cross Chiropractic Center will do the appropriate examination to suitable the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome likely for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. Visit us soon!

Cross Chiropractic Center 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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