Plainville Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain due to a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation will have a strange abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your Plainville chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Layden Chiropractic 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 luckily, but it can provoke quite a bit of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. One recent case was described in the medical literature. A 52 year old patient who presented with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians determined she had a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians report on a patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that recurred 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 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 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 related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy more than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients seeking a conservative option, Plainville chiropractic care at Layden Chiropractic offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Layden Chiropractic offers the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation. Your Plainville chiropractor can be very specific 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 Layden Chiropractic

Make your next Plainville chiropractic visit soon. Layden Chiropractic recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!

 
Layden Chiropractic treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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