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Burlington and Hamilton Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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 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 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!

 
Spinal Care Clinic treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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