Oxford Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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 by reason of 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!

 
Satterwhite Chiropractic cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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