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Carrolltown Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation will have a strange abdominal bulge. It’s not very usual, but your Carrolltown chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 fortunately, but it can cause quite a bit of pain and interesting symptoms associated with the abdomen. One case that came out recently was described in the medical literature. A 52 year old patient who presented 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 suggested an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians wrote about a patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that came back with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. This 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 so inclined.

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 write that they would perform 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, Carrolltown chiropractic care at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers such.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Carrolltown 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 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Make your next Carrolltown chiropractic visit soon. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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