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 fortunately,
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
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 just
such an alternative.
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!
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