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!
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