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Montreal 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’s not very usual, but your Montreal chiropractor is aware of  its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is familiar with the intricacy of a thoracic disc herniation surgery and delivers conservative, gentle care to relieve 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. One recent case 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, 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 case 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 by reason of its being so close to the spinal 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 more than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, Montreal chiropractic care at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation. Your Montreal chiropractor can be quite precise 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 shares a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic

Make your next Montreal chiropractic visit soon. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic recognizes the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its unique clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Visit us soon!

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic cares for thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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