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Manahawkin Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It is real. A few patients with a thoracic disc herniation will have a peculiar abdominal bulge. It’s not very usual, but your Manahawkin chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center understands the difficulty of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and delivers conservative, gentle care to ease pain for many such patients.

ABDOMINAL PAIN WITH THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Thoracic radiculopathy is quite rare luckily, but it can provoke quite a bit of pain and unique symptoms associated with the abdomen. One 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 suggested an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a patient with unilateral, one-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 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 related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy greater than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients seeking a conservative option, Manahawkin chiropractic care at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Manahawkin 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.

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Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic visit today. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Come by soon!

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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