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
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!