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!
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