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
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!