Abdominal pain caused by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It is real. A few patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a strange
abdominal bulge. It’s not very usual, but your
West Palm Beach chiropractor is aware of its possibility and affiliation
with a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Chiropractic Care
understands the complexity
of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and offers conservative,
gentle care to relieve pain for many such patients.
ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Thoracic radiculopathy is quite rare fortunately,
but it can provoke quite a bit of pain and interesting
symptoms related to the abdomen. A case that came out recently was described in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who presented
with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The physicians taking care
of this patient diagnosed her with
a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and suggested an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a
patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that returned with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. This was an even 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 so
SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Surgical procedures for thoracic disc
herniation are complex and quite invasive by reason of its close proximity to the spine cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons explain
that they would do surgery for intractable back or radicular
pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy more than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, West Palm Beach chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care offers just
such an option.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Chiropractic Care offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your West Palm Beach chiropractor can be quite precise 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 Care
Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic
visit today. Chiropractic Care understands the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!
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