Eugene 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 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 unique 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 physicians taking care of this patient 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

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 occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons write that they would perform 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!

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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