Abdominal pain due to a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. A few patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your
Groton chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and affiliation
with a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
recognizes the difficulty
of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and offers conservative,
gentle care to relieve pain for many such patients.
ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Thoracic radiculopathy is quite rare fortunately,
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 presented
with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The physicians taking care
of this patient determined she had
a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a
patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that returned with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. This was an all the more
unusual type of thoracic disc herniation according to these
doctors. (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 being
so close to the spinal cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations happen 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 seeking a conservative
option, Groton chiropractic care at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers just
such an alternative.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Groton chiropractor can be very specific 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 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Make your next Groton chiropractic
visit today. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office understands the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!
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