Abdominal pain due to a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. A few patients with a
thoracic disc herniation experience a strange
abdominal bulge. It’s not very usual, but your
McHenry chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and affiliation
with a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Spengel Chiropractic
understands the intricacy
of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and delivers 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 provoke quite a bit of pain and interesting
symptoms associated with the abdomen. One case that came out recently was presented 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 proposed an invasive
surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a
patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and
thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation
at T11-12 that returned with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. Their case was an even more
unusual type of thoracic disc herniation according to these
doctors. (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 occur 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 greater than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, McHenry chiropractic care at Spengel Chiropractic offers such.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Spengel Chiropractic offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your McHenry 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 Spengel Chiropractic
Make your next McHenry chiropractic
visit today. Spengel Chiropractic recognizes the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting
clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Visit