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
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!