Abdominal pain due to a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It is real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation experience a strange
abdominal bulge. It’s rather rare, but your
Colorado Springs chiropractor is aware of its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
is familiar with 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 extremely rare fortunately,
but it can cause quite a bit of pain and unique
symptoms related to the abdomen. One case that came out recently was described in the medical literature. A 52 year
old patient who came into the office
with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians determined she had
a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians wrote about a
patient with unilateral, single-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 even more
unusual type of thoracic disc herniation according to these
doctors. (2) Surgeons are ready to do surgery
for usual and unusual cases of thoracic disc herniation if the patient is ready.
SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Surgical procedures for thoracic disc
herniation are complex and quite invasive due to 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 more than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, Colorado Springs chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers such.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Colorado Springs 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic
visit soon. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recognizes the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Visit
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