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Ashburn Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a thoracic disc herniation experience a strange abdominal bulge. It’s rather rare, but your Ashburn chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 quite rare fortunately, but it can provoke a lot of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. A case that came out recently was presented in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who presented 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 wrote about a patient with unilateral, one-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 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 ready.

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 happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons explain that they would do surgery for intractable back or radicular pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy more than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients seeking a conservative option, Ashburn chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers such.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation. Your Ashburn 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 describes a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic visit today. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Visit us soon!

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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