Abdominal pain caused by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It is rather rare, but your
Malverne chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Malverne Health & Wellness
understands the difficulty
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 extremely rare fortunately,
but it can cause a lot of pain and interesting
symptoms related to the abdomen. A case that came out recently was presented in the medical literature. A 52 year
old patient who presented
with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The physicians taking care
of this patient 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, one-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. Their case was an even more
unusual case of thoracic disc herniation according to the physicians. (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 due to its close proximity to the spine cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons write
that they would do 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, Malverne chiropractic care at Malverne Health & Wellness offers just
such an alternative.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Malverne Health & Wellness uses the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Malverne 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 describes a case of thoracic disc
herniation and its relief with Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
Make your next Malverne chiropractic
visit today. Malverne Health & Wellness understands the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!
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