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Thoracic/Mid Back

There are twelve thoracic vertebrae, and they are intermediate in size between the cervical and lumbar vertebrae; they increase in size going toward the lumbar vertebrae. By convention, the human thoracic vertebrae are numbered T1–T12, with the first one (T1) located closest to the skull and the others going down the spine toward the lumbar region.

Thoracic Disc

Common conditions of the thoracic disc include:

  • Thoracic degenerative disc disease
  • Thoracic disc herniation
  • Thoracic disc prolapse
  • Thoracic disc injury

Thoracic Ligaments & Muscles

Common conditions of thoracic muscles and ligaments include:

  • Thoracic intervertebral joint sprain
  • Thoracic muscle rupture
  • Costovertebral joint disorders

Thoracic Bones and Joints

Common conditions of thoracic joints include:

  • Thoracic osteoarthritis
  • Facet joint disorders

Thoracic Nerves

Common conditions of thoracic nerves include:

  • Thoracic nerve injuries
  • Thoracic spinal stenosis
  • Thoracic radiculopathy

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