Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. A few patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a peculiar
abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your
Toronto chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness 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 extremely rare luckily,
but it can cause quite a bit of pain and interesting
symptoms related to the abdomen. One case that came out recently was described in the medical literature. A 52 year
old patient 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 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 recurred with bilateral disc prolapse
and motor deficits. This was an all the 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 so
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 happen 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 more than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative
option, Toronto chiropractic care at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers just
such an option.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation.
Your Toronto 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 shares a case of thoracic disc
herniation and its relief with Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic
visit today. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre understands the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!