Fernandina Beach 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is familiar with the difficulty 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 quite rare luckily, but it can cause a lot of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. One recent case was described in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old 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 report on 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 even 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 ready.

SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Surgical procedures for thoracic disc herniation are complex and quite invasive due to its close proximity to the spine 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 more than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, Fernandina Beach chiropractic care at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation. Your Fernandina Beach 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic

Make your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit soon. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!

 
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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