Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation experience a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your
Tonawanda chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
understands the difficulty
of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and offers conservative,
gentle care to ease pain for many such patients.
ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Thoracic radiculopathy is quite rare fortunately,
but it can provoke a lot of pain and unique
symptoms associated with the abdomen. A case that came out recently was presented in the medical literature. A 52 year
old patient who presented
with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians determined she had
a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and suggested an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a
patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that came back with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. This was an all the more
unusual type of thoracic disc herniation according to these
doctors. (2) Surgeons are prepared to do surgery
for usual and unusual cases of thoracic disc herniation if the patient is ready.
SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Surgery for thoracic disc
herniation are complex and quite invasive by reason of its close proximity to the spine cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons write
that they would do surgery for intractable back or radicular
pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often associated
with large thoracic disc herniations that occupy greater than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, Tonawanda chiropractic care at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers just
such an alternative.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation uses the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Tonawanda chiropractor can be very specific in
hand contact and relief with chiropractic care. Check out this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt
Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes a case of thoracic disc
herniation and its relief with Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Set your next Tonawanda chiropractic
visit soon. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation understands the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting
clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!
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