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