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 rather rare, but your
Eugene chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and affiliation
with a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
recognizes the difficulty
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 provoke quite a bit of pain and interesting
symptoms associated with the abdomen. One case that came out recently was described in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who presented
with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians diagnosed her with
a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and suggested an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians wrote about a
patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain due to a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that came back 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
Surgery for thoracic disc
herniation are complex and quite invasive by reason of its close proximity to the spine cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons write
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, Eugene chiropractic care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers such.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Eugene 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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Set your next Eugene chiropractic
visit today. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recognizes the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!
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