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San Jose 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’s rather rare, but your San Jose chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Chiropractic Solutions is familiar with the complexity of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and offers conservative, gentle care to ease pain for many such patients.

ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Thoracic radiculopathy is quite rare luckily, but it can provoke quite a bit of pain and interesting symptoms related to the abdomen. One recent case was described in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who presented with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The physicians taking care of this patient determined she had a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians wrote about a patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain due to a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that came back with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. Their case was an all the more unusual type 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 by reason of 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 more than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, San Jose chiropractic care at Chiropractic Solutions offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic Solutions offers the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation. Your San Jose chiropractor can be very specific 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 shares a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

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Schedule your next San Jose chiropractic visit soon. Chiropractic Solutions understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!

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