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Vancouver 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 peculiar abdominal bulge. It’s rather rare, but your Vancouver chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Vancouver Disc Centers recognizes the complexity of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and delivers conservative, gentle care to ease pain for many such patients.

ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Thoracic radiculopathy is quite 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 came into the office with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The physicians taking care of this patient diagnosed her with a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain due to a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that came back with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. This was an even more unusual type of thoracic disc herniation according to the physicians. (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

Surgical procedures for thoracic disc herniation are complex and quite invasive by reason of its being so close to the spinal cord. Most thoracic disc herniations happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons write that they would perform 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 seeking a conservative option, Vancouver chiropractic care at Vancouver Disc Centers offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Vancouver Disc Centers uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Vancouver 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.

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Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic visit soon. Vancouver Disc Centers recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!

 
Vancouver Disc Centers treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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