Thoracic degenerative disc disease
Thoracic degenerative disc disease describes the wear and tear of the spinal intervertebral discs. This process of wear and tear that can occur anywhere in the spine and is more common in the neck and low back.
For a comprehensive review of degenerative disc disease refer to the following two articles:
Back pain and stiffness are common symptoms of thoracic degenerative disc disease. In advance cases, the degenerative change may lead to nerve or spinal cord compression producing neurological symptoms such as muscle weakness and changes in sensation.
The treatment of thoracic degenerative disc disease depends on its nature, location and severity. Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments are useful. Please speak to your medical doctor, chiropractor or physiotherapist for more personalised information.