Thoracic Radiculopathy Treatment
The nerves exiting the thoracic spine serve the muscles and organs in the chest and torso. When the nerve roots in the thoracic spine region are impacted by inflammation or anatomical conditions (thoracic radiculopathy), it can cause nerve impingement symptoms. At CLEAR Wellness Group, we offer diagnosis and thoracic radiculopathy treatment at our pain clinic and medical facility in Chicago.
Even slight pressure on a nerve root can cause pain and radiculopathy. Pinched nerves are most common in the neck and lower back due to the stress placed on these areas. In the thoracic spine or mid-back, the spine is better protected. However, injuries and spinal conditions can still impact the musculoskeletal system, resulting in nerve impingement in the thoracic region. Symptoms can include:
- Pain in the mid-back, abdomen and chest
- Tingling or “pins and needles” sensation in the mid-back and torso
- Trigger points and muscle spasms in the upper/mid-back
- Muscle weakness in the back and torso
- Numbness or loss of sensation in torso
- Increased sensitivity
Nerve impingement symptoms can be localized or radiate, which can result in the misdiagnosis of thoracic radiculopathy. It is important to have a thorough examination and diagnostic testing to determine the cause of nerve-related symptoms.
Causes of Thoracic Nerve Impingement
The most common causes of thoracic radiculopathy stem from the spine. Herniated spinal discs, spinal stenosis, vertebrae fractures and other mechanical spine issues can result in nerve impingement. Inflammation and anatomical pressure on the nerves can result in chronic pain and other nerve symptoms that can impact comfort and quality of life.
If you suffer from symptoms of thoracic radiculopathy, contact our pain clinic in Chicago to schedule your exam to explore the treatment options available. We offer effective thoracic radiculopathy treatment to relieve your pain and improve your overall health.