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Colorado Springs Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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 greater 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 us soon!

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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