Groton Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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 due to 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 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 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!

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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