Abdominal pain caused by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It is real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation experience a strange
abdominal bulge. It is rather rare, but your
Manchester chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
understands the intricacy
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 quite rare fortunately,
but it can provoke quite a bit of pain and unique
symptoms related to the abdomen. One recent
case was described in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old 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 describe a
patient with unilateral, one-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. Their case was an even more
unusual case 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
Surgery for thoracic disc
herniation are complex and quite invasive due to its being
so close to the spinal 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 associated
with large thoracic disc herniations that occupy greater than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients seeking a conservative
option, Manchester chiropractic care at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers just
such an alternative.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Manchester chiropractor can be very specific in
hand contact and relief with chiropractic care. Listen to 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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic
visit today. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries recognizes the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!
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