Thoracic herniated discs may be caused by age-related wear and tear and spinal injuries, leading to the disc's displacement in the mid-back region.
Diagnosis of a thoracic herniated disc involves a physical exam, imaging tests (MRI, CT), and neurological assessments to evaluate the symptoms.
Thoracic herniated disc surgery is considered for severe cases when conservative treatments fail.
Treatment options for a herniated disc include rest, physical therapy, medications, injections, and surgery.
Typical symptoms of a herniated disc include back/neck pain, radiating pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness.
Clinical diagnosis of a herniated disc involves physical exams, imaging tests, and symptom evaluation to assess severity and determine appropriate treatment options.
Thoracic herniated disc causes upper back pain due to the protrusion of the disc in the middle spine.
Many terms may be used to describe issues with a spinal disc and disc pain, and all may be used differently and, at times, interchangeably.