Williamson 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 Williamson chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Apple Country Chiropractic is familiar with the complexity 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 extremely rare fortunately, but it can cause quite a bit of pain and interesting symptoms related to the abdomen. One recent case was presented in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who came into the office 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 proposed 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. Their case was an even more unusual case 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 inclined.

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 perform 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 wanting a conservative option, Williamson chiropractic care at Apple Country Chiropractic offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Apple Country Chiropractic uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation. Your Williamson 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 Apple Country Chiropractic

Set your next Williamson chiropractic visit today. Apple Country Chiropractic understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Visit us soon!

 
Apple Country Chiropractic cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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