What Is Thoracic Spinal Stenosis?

Q:
What is thoracic spinal stenosis?

A:
Thoracic spinal stenosis occurs when the spine at the middle of the back has become narrowed. It’s a degenerative spinal condition that affects any of the 12 thoracic vertebrae (T1 – T12).

Thoracic spinal stenosis is less common than both cervical spinal stenosis and lumbar spinal stenosis and can still lead to pain and movement issues.

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.

If you’re concerned you might be suffering from thoracic spinal stenosis, schedule an appointment with a spine doctor to discuss treatment options.

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