Thoracic radiculopathy is a condition where a nerve root becomes compressed in the thoracic area of the spine or the upper back. This is the least common of locations for radiculopathy or a compressed nerve. Full Range Spine & Ortho provides non-invasive thoracic radiculopathy treatment at our four clinics in and around Hollywood.
Symptoms of thoracic radiculopathy normally include pain and numbness in the upper back that wraps around the upper body. Thoracic radiculopathy is often a result of spinal stenosis in the upper spine. It is commonly seen as a result of foraminal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the openings in the spine where nerves travel out from the spine to other parts of the body.
This condition can often be the result of tumors, bone spurs, herniated discs or spinal osteoarthritis. Pain can be sharp at times, especially with activity. Sufferers can also experience weakness or loss of reflexes in the arms or legs. Thoracic radiculopathy can also often be found with myelopathy, which is a compression of the spine.
Non-Invasive Treatment for Compressed Nerves in the Upper Back
Diagnosis of thoracic radiculopathy, or compressed nerves in the upper back, can involve x-rays, CT or MRI scanning and electromyography or nerve conduction studies to pinpoint the exact location of the compressed nerve. After making an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Roy Nini or Dr. Paul Lee at Full Range Spine & Ortho can design a customized treatment plan to bring you relief and restored mobility.
Our medical team uses regenerative therapies to help speed your healing and recovery from various orthopedic conditions and injuries, including thoracic radiculopathy. Treatment options may include one or several of the following:
- Spinal decompression
- Physical therapy
- Homeopathic Traumeel/Zeel injections
- Intradiscal PRP
- Sympathetic blocks
- Joint injections
- Interventional pain management
Dr. Nini and Dr. Lee are pain management experts known throughout California and beyond for their expertise. If you suffer from compressed nerves in the upper back, they can provide the finest non-invasive treatment for relieving your pain and getting you moving again. Call or book an appointment online for thoracic radiculopathy treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho today. We have four convenient locations to serve you.