Pensacola Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It is real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation experience a peculiar abdominal bulge. It is rather rare, but your Pensacola chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recognizes the complexity 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 luckily, but it can cause quite a bit of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. A recent case 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. Their case was an even more unusual type of thoracic disc herniation according to these doctors. (2) Surgeons are prepared to do surgery for usual and unusual cases of thoracic disc herniation if the patient is so inclined.

SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Surgical procedures 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 greater than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients seeking a conservative option, Pensacola chiropractic care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers such.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Pensacola 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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic visit today. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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