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Malverne Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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 relieve 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 inclined.

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 such.

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!

 
Malverne Health & Wellness cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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