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Largo 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 will have a peculiar abdominal bulge. It’s rather rare, but your Largo chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its origin. Hollstrom & Associates Inc understands the intricacy 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 luckily, but it can cause quite a bit of pain and unique symptoms related to the abdomen. A recent case 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 physicians taking care of this patient 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 due to 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 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 due to its close proximity to the spine cord. Most thoracic disc herniations happen between T8 and L1. Surgeons explain that they would perform 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, Largo chiropractic care at Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers such.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Hollstrom & Associates Inc uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation. Your Largo 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc

Schedule your next Largo chiropractic visit today. Hollstrom & Associates Inc understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. See you soon!

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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