Sandy Springs 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 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 inclined.

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!

 
Cross Chiropractic Center treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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