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Auburn Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

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!

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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