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
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.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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!