Buffalo, NY Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain due to a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It’s real. Some patients with a thoracic disc herniation experience a peculiar abdominal bulge. It’s not very usual, but your Buffalo, NY chiropractor is attentive to  its possibility and affiliation with a thoracic disc herniation as its cause. The Novelli Wellness Center is familiar with the difficulty 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 fortunately, but it can provoke quite a bit of pain and interesting symptoms associated with 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 report on a patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain due to a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that came back with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. This was an even more unusual case 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 so inclined.

SURGERY FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

Surgical procedures for thoracic disc herniation are complex and quite invasive due to its being so close to the spinal cord. Most thoracic disc herniations occur between T8 and L1. Surgeons write 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 seeking a conservative option, Buffalo, NY chiropractic care at The Novelli Wellness Center offers just such an alternative.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

The Novelli Wellness Center uses the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to take care of the thoracic disc herniation. Your Buffalo, NY 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 shares a case of thoracic disc herniation and its relief with Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Set your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit soon. The Novelli Wellness Center understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical presentation like an abdominal bulge. Visit us soon!

 
The Novelli Wellness Center treats thoracic disc herniation that for some patients prompts abdominal pain. 
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