Abdominal pain due to a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. A few patients with a
thoracic disc herniation experience a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It’s not very usual, but your
Oxford chiropractor is aware of its possibility and affiliation
with a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Satterwhite Chiropractic
recognizes the difficulty
of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and offers conservative,
gentle care to ease 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 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 physicians taking care
of this patient determined she had
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 caused by a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that came back with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. Their case was an all the more
unusual type 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 ready.
SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Surgery for thoracic disc
herniation are complex and quite invasive due to its close proximity to the spine cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons write
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, Oxford chiropractic care at Satterwhite Chiropractic offers such.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Satterwhite Chiropractic uses the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Oxford 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic
Schedule your next Oxford chiropractic
visit soon. Satterwhite Chiropractic understands the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!
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