West Des Moines Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain caused by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation will have a strange abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your West Des Moines chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 extremely rare fortunately, but it can cause a lot of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. A recent case was described in the medical literature. A 52 year old patient who came into the office with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians determined she had 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 caused by a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that recurred with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. Their case was an even more unusual type of thoracic disc herniation according to these doctors. (2) Surgeons are ready to do surgery for usual and unusual cases of thoracic disc herniation if the patient is ready.

SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Surgery 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 explain that they would do surgery for intractable back or radicular pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often associated with large thoracic disc herniations that occupy greater than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation. Your West Des Moines chiropractor can be very specific 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Set your next West Des Moines chiropractic visit soon. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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