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Richmond Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a thoracic disc herniation will have a strange abdominal bulge. It’s rather rare, but your Richmond chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Johnson Chiropractic is familiar with the complexity 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 luckily, but it can provoke a lot of pain and unique symptoms related to 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 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 describe 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 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 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 happen 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 more than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, Richmond chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic offers just such an option.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Johnson Chiropractic uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Richmond 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 describes a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

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Make your next Richmond chiropractic visit soon. Johnson Chiropractic understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!

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