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
Surgical procedures 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.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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!
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