Abdominal pain caused by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a strange
abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your
Sandy Springs chiropractor is aware of its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Cross Chiropractic Center
is familiar with the difficulty
of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and offers conservative,
gentle care to relieve pain for many such patients.
ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Thoracic radiculopathy is quite rare fortunately,
but it can provoke a lot of pain and unique
symptoms related to the abdomen. A case that came out recently was presented in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who came into the office
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 suggested an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians wrote about a
patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that returned 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 so
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 write
that they would do surgery for intractable back or radicular
pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy more than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, Sandy Springs chiropractic care at Cross Chiropractic Center offers just
such an alternative.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Cross Chiropractic Center offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Sandy Springs chiropractor can be quite precise 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 Cross Chiropractic Center
Make your next Sandy Springs chiropractic
visit soon. Cross Chiropractic Center understands the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!
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