Paramus 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 Paramus chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center recognizes 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 quite a bit of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. A case that came out recently 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 proposed an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians wrote about a patient with unilateral, one-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain due to 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 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

Surgical procedures for thoracic disc herniation are complex and quite invasive due to its being so close to the spinal cord. Most thoracic disc herniations happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons write 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 seeking a conservative option, Paramus chiropractic care at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers such.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Paramus 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 describes a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

Make your next Paramus chiropractic visit today. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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