Abdominal pain caused by a spinal
disc herniation? Yes. It is real. A few patients with a
thoracic disc herniation will have a strange
abdominal bulge. It is not very usual, but your
La Grande chiropractor is aware of its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
understands the complexity
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 extremely rare luckily,
but it can provoke quite a bit of pain and interesting
symptoms related to the abdomen. One recent
case was presented in the medical literature. The patient was 52 years old who presented
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 describe a
patient with unilateral, one-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 prepared 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 by reason of its close proximity to the spine cord. Most
thoracic disc herniations occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons explain
that they would perform surgery for intractable back or radicular
pain, neurological deficits and myelopathy signs (often related to large thoracic disc herniations that occupy more than
40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients seeking a conservative
option, La Grande chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers such.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers the gentle protocols of
Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation.
Your La Grande 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 describes a case of thoracic disc
herniation and its relief with Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Schedule your next La Grande chiropractic
visit soon. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC recognizes the pain
of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique
clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!