How can osteochondrosis and abdominal pain be associated? The fact is that the nerve supply of the organs located in the thoracic and abdominal cavities is provided by nerves connected with the thoracic spine. For this reason, arising from osteochondrosis in the abdomen, stomach, pancreas, liver, lung pain, it is sometimes very difficult to differentiate from the pains accompanying the true pathologies of these organs.
pains in the stomach
Consequences of infringement of spinal roots can be very serious: in the zone of innervation the vessels are affected, there is a spasm, irritation of the nerve or its paralysis. For example, in the stomach often there are drawing pains. They gradually intensify, heartburn develops, digestion of food is disrupted. Such patients are often mistakenly treated for gastritis, while it is necessary to correct the spinal column in the area of 5-7 thoracic vertebrae. A prolonged course of the disease can lead to the formation of ulcers.
In osteochondrosis, abdominal pains are often nagging, cutting. They can be shingles, poured or localized in the stomach, pancreas, right hypochondrium, in the lower abdomen (right or left).
If the mid-thoracic roots are affected, the pain in the stomach is intensified when moving in the thoracic spine.
When the pathological process is localized in the 8th and 9th roots, the pain sensations are localized in the area of the duodenum and show a tendency to increase with coughing, sneezing, bends, inclinations, and prolonged sitting.
The defeat of the right 7, 8, 9 of the thoracic roots leads to the development of symptoms of cholecystitis: the pain is felt in the right hypochondrium and also increases with movement.
Thoracic and cervical osteochondrosis can provoke both abdominal pains, and diarrhea, constipation, gas formation, intestinal motility disorders.