Not as common as lumbar stenosis in the lower back or cervical stenosis in the neck, thoracic spinal stenosis is a rare degenerative condition in which the spinal canal in the upper/middle back is narrowed. Common treatment programs include chiropractic care, physical therapy and exercise, activity modification, and the use of anti-inflammatory medications – either orally or through injections. Patients suffering from disabling pain or physical limitations may consider surgery. Learn more about this type of spinal stenosis, including its symptoms, causes and treatment options, in the following thoracic spinal stenosis video.