Severna Park Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain due to a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a thoracic disc herniation will have a strange abdominal bulge. It’s rather rare, but your Severna Park chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Back And Neck Care Center recognizes 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 quite rare luckily, but it can provoke a lot of pain and interesting symptoms related to the abdomen. One recent case was presented in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old 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 report on a patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that returned with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. Their case was an all the 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 close proximity to the spine cord. Most thoracic disc herniations occur 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 greater than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients seeking a conservative option, Severna Park chiropractic care at Back And Neck Care Center offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Back And Neck Care Center offers the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation. Your Severna Park 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 shares a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic visit today. Back And Neck Care Center recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Visit us soon!

 
Back And Neck Care Center treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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