Abdominal pain caused by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It is real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It’s not very usual, but your
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is aware of its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Spinal Care Clinic
is familiar with the intricacy
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 provoke a lot of pain and unique
symptoms related to the abdomen. A case that came out recently 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 suggested an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians wrote about a
patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that recurred with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. This was an even more
unusual type 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 happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons explain
that they would perform surgery for intractable back or radicular
pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy greater than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care at Spinal Care Clinic offers just
such an alternative.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Spinal Care Clinic uses the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Burlington and Hamilton 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 describes a case of thoracic disc
herniation and its relief with Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Make your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
visit today. Spinal Care Clinic 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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