Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It is rather rare, but your
Sitka chiropractor is aware of its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
recognizes 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 extremely rare fortunately,
but it can cause quite a bit of pain and interesting
symptoms related to the abdomen. A recent
case was described in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who presented
with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians diagnosed her with
a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians wrote about 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. Their case was an all the 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 so
SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Surgery for thoracic disc
herniation are complex and quite invasive due to its close proximity to the spine 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 related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy more than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, Sitka chiropractic care at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers such.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Sitka chiropractor can be quite precise in
hand contact and relief with chiropractic care. Check out 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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Make your next Sitka chiropractic
visit today. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka recognizes the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting
clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!
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