Fort Wayne Thoracic Disc Herniation and Abdominal Pain 11/17/2020Abdominal pain brought on by a spinal disc herniation? Yes. It is real. Some patients with a thoracic disc herniation experience a strange abdominal bulge. It’s rather rare, but your Fort Wayne chiropractor is attentive to its possibility and relationship to a thoracic disc herniation as its source. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 extremely rare luckily, but it can cause a lot of pain and interesting symptoms related to the abdomen. A case that came out recently was described 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 diagnosed her with a T9-10 thoracic disc herniation and proposed an invasive surgery. (1) Another set of physicians describe a patient with unilateral, single-sided abdominal wall bulging and thoracic spine radicular pain caused by a lateral disc herniation at T11-12 that came back with bilateral disc prolapse and motor deficits. Their case was an even 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 Surgery 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 associated with large thoracic disc herniations that occupy more than 40% of the spinal canal. (3) For patients wanting a conservative option, Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers just such an alternative. CHIROPRACTIC FOR THORACIC DISC HERNIATION Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers the gentle protocols of Cox® Technic to address the thoracic disc herniation. Your Fort Wayne 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. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit today. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands the pain of a thoracic disc herniation and its sometimes interesting clinical symptomatology like an abdominal bulge. Visit us soon! « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."