Vancouver 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’s not very usual, but your Vancouver chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is familiar with the complexity 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 a lot of pain and unique symptoms related to the abdomen. A case that came out recently was presented in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who came into the office with severe right flank pain and abdominal pain. The treating physicians diagnosed her with a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians report on a patient with unilateral, one-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. This was an all the more unusual case 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 so inclined.

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 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 greater than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, Vancouver chiropractic care at Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers such.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Vancouver Spine Care Centre uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation. Your Vancouver chiropractor can be very specific 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 describes a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre

Make your next Vancouver chiropractic visit today. Vancouver Spine Care Centre recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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