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Brooks Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain caused by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation experience a peculiar abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your Brooks chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Soft Health and Healing Clinic understands the intricacy of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and offers conservative, gentle care to relieve pain for many such patients.

ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Thoracic radiculopathy is extremely rare luckily, but it can cause quite a bit of pain and interesting symptoms related to the abdomen. A recent case was described in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old 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, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain due to a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that came back with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. This was an all the more unusual type 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 so inclined.

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 occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons write that they would do surgery for intractable back or radicular pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy greater than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients seeking a conservative option, Brooks chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers such.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Soft Health and Healing Clinic uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Brooks chiropractor can be quite precise 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 describes a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic

Set your next Brooks chiropractic visit today. Soft Health and Healing Clinic recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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