Abdominal pain caused by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It is rather rare, but your
Millville chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Wilson Family Chiropractic
understands the intricacy
of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and delivers conservative,
gentle care to ease pain for many such patients.
ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Thoracic radiculopathy is extremely rare luckily,
but it can cause a lot of pain and interesting
symptoms associated with the abdomen. A recent
case 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 proposed an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a
patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain due to a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that recurred with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. This was an even more
unusual type of thoracic disc herniation according to the physicians. (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
Surgery for thoracic disc
herniation are complex and quite invasive due to its close proximity to the spine cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons explain
that they would perform surgery for intractable back or radicular
pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy greater than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, Millville chiropractic care at Wilson Family Chiropractic offers just
such an option.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Wilson Family Chiropractic offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Millville 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 Wilson Family Chiropractic
Set your next Millville chiropractic
visit today. Wilson Family Chiropractic recognizes the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Visit
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