Manchester Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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!

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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