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West Palm Beach Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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 inclined.

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 such.

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.

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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!

 
Chiropractic Care cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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