Abdominal pain due to a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation experience a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It’s rather rare, but your
Baton Rouge chiropractor is aware of its possibility and affiliation
with a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
is familiar with the intricacy
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 fortunately,
but it can provoke a lot of pain and interesting
symptoms associated with the abdomen. One case that came out recently was presented 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 suggested 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 recurred with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. This was an even 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 occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons write
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, Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers such.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Spine & Sports Rehab Center uses the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Baton Rouge chiropractor can be quite precise 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic
visit today. Spine & Sports Rehab Center understands the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting
clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!
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