Baton Rouge Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It is real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation will have a strange abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your Baton Rouge chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation understands the intricacy 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 luckily, but it can cause a lot of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. A recent case was described in the medical literature. A 52 year old patient who came into the office with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians diagnosed her with 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 recurred with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. This was an all the more unusual case 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 so inclined.

SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Surgical procedures for thoracic disc herniation are complex and quite invasive by reason of its close proximity to the spine 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 greater than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor can be quite precise in hand contact and relief with chiropractic care. Check out 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 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit soon. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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