Thoracic Back Pain
Thoracic pain accounts for less than 2% of spinal pain. However disorders of the thoracic spine are as disabling as those in the cervical and lumbar spine and therefore deserve wider recognition than they often receive. As a consequence of having a low incidence, diagnosis and treatment often remain a challenge. Pain may be due to soft tissue, visceral, disc or structural etiologies. Pain from thoracic spine lesions may present as pain in the anterior and/or posterior thorax, lumbar spine and extremities.