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 just
such an option.
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
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