Pflugerville Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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 not very usual, but your Pflugerville chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Pflugerville Wellness Center is familiar with the complexity 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 provoke quite a bit of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. A case that came out recently was presented in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who presented with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The physicians taking care of this patient diagnosed her with a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians report on a patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain due to a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that returned with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. This was an even more unusual case of thoracic disc herniation according to the physicians. (2) Surgeons are prepared 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 being so close to the spinal cord. Most thoracic disc herniations occur 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, Pflugerville chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Pflugerville Wellness Center uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Pflugerville 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 shares a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Set your next Pflugerville chiropractic visit soon. Pflugerville Wellness Center recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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