Conditions We Treat

Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar pain

When treating conditions of the spine, specialists typically evaluate where the issues stem from. These locations are separated out by sections of the spine known as the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal regions. Though part of a singular spinal structure, different treatment options, especially when dealing with pain management, will depend on where that pain is sourced.


What is Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Pain?

At its most simple, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar pain is just a term for neck and back pain. The separation of the regions is mapped out by vertebrae in the spine. For example, you might have high neck pain. This would typically be considered cervical pain, which is located from vertebrae C1 to C7. The other regions are mapped as thoracic, which is mid-back (T1 through T12), and lower back or lumbar (L1 through L5).

What Causes Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Pain?

There are a wide range of causes for cervical, thoracic and lumbar pain. You can be suffering from something as simple as overuse to something like degeneration of the vertebrae or even a fracture. Because of the wide variety of causes of this pain it is very important to see a doctor as soon as possible after noticing the pain.

Symptoms of Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Pain

Of course, the main symptom to note for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar pain is just that: pain. That being said, there can be many associated symptoms depending on the cause of your neck or back pain. This can include stiffness, numbness, pain in the arms or legs, and even difficulty moving.
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Treatment Options for Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Pain

Just as the causes of pain can vary, the treatment can as well. Some of the possible treatments you can go through include:

  • Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Weight Loss
  • Surgery (if severe enough)

Frequently Asked Questions about Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Pain

1. When should I see a doctor about my pain?

AZBSC is dedicated to getting you back to activities as quickly as possible. If your pain is affecting your ability to participate in what you love, contact us to book an appointment.

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Don’t let pain keep you from doing everything that you enjoy. Contact the expert team at AZBSC Spine & Orthopedics today!