Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a
thoracic disc herniation experience a strange
abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your
Auburn chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
recognizes the intricacy
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 fortunately,
but it can cause quite a bit of pain and interesting
symptoms associated with the abdomen. A case that came out recently was presented in the medical literature. A 52 year
old patient 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 describe a
patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain due to 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 the physicians. (2) Surgeons are ready 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 being
so close to the spinal cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons explain
that they would do 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 seeking a conservative
option, Auburn chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers just
such an alternative.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to treat the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Auburn chiropractor can be very specific 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 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Make your next Auburn chiropractic
visit today. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. recognizes the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!