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Thoracic pinched nerve

A thoracic pinched nerve is uncommon but can occur. Pinched nerves are more common in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) spine. A pinched nerve is a common way to say thoracic radiculopathy or thoracic radicular pain. A pinched nerve implies that there is a level of compression affecting a spinal nerve.

What causes a pinched nerve?

The most common causes of a pinched nerve are a herniated or bulged disc, foraminal stenosis and bone spurs.


The symptoms of a thoracic pinched nerve include pain at the location of pinching and radiating pain along the course of the nerve being affected. Sensory symptoms and muscle weakness are possible.


The treatment of a thoracic pinched will depend on the location and nature of the nerve pinch, and the severity of symptoms. Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments are useful. Speak to your chiropractor, physiotherapist or medical doctor for more information.

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