Minster Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It is real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation will have a peculiar abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your Minster chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Minster Chiropractic Center understands the complexity of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and delivers conservative, gentle care to relieve pain for many such patients.

ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Thoracic radiculopathy is extremely rare luckily, but it can cause a lot of pain and interesting symptoms related to the abdomen. One case that came out recently was described in the medical literature. A 52 year old patient who came into the office with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians diagnosed her with a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain due to a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that recurred with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. This was an all the more unusual case 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 ready.

SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Surgical procedures for thoracic disc herniation are complex and quite invasive due to 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 wanting a conservative option, Minster chiropractic care at Minster Chiropractic Center offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Minster Chiropractic Center uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation. Your Minster chiropractor can be quite precise 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 Minster Chiropractic Center

Schedule your next Minster chiropractic visit today. Minster Chiropractic Center recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Visit us soon!

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