Lynchburg Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain caused by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It is real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation experience a strange abdominal bulge. It is rather rare, but your Lynchburg chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Palmer Chiropractic Center recognizes 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 quite rare luckily, but it can provoke quite a bit of pain and interesting symptoms associated with the abdomen. One 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 determined she had a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and suggested an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a patient with unilateral, one-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. This 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 ready.

SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Surgery for thoracic disc herniation are complex and quite invasive by reason of its close proximity to the spine cord. Most thoracic disc herniations happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons write that they would do surgery for intractable back or radicular pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often associated with large thoracic disc herniations that occupy greater than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, Lynchburg chiropractic care at Palmer Chiropractic Center offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Palmer Chiropractic Center uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation. Your Lynchburg 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 Palmer Chiropractic Center

Schedule your next Lynchburg chiropractic visit today. Palmer Chiropractic Center recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!

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