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!
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