Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care

“What’s this, doc?” Such a question is always welcome at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a terrific discussion starter though. These queries usually turn up at some point in the exam but occasionally come up during a chiropractic office visit. They always reveal something helpful toward pain relief that both your West Des Moines chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may present themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain and a case of shingles.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa relies on the clinical exam above anything else. Your West Des Moines chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each lends a piece of info to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published chiropractic case report, a part of the puzzle came from a strange rash on a patient’s arm during his care 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 triggered some neck pain that took this 43 year old male 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 doctor diagnosed as herpes zoster shingles. Since it was too late to take an antiviral 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 over 12 weeks resulted in 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 West Des Moines chiropractor is constantly looking for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for West Des Moines 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 correct diagnosis!

Set your next West Des Moines chiropractic visit today. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will perform the appropriate examination to come up with the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome possible for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. See you soon!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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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