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
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.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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!