Thoracic Degenerative Joint Disease

Thoracic degenerative disc disease is a common cause of neck pain and radiating arm pain. It develops when one or more of the cushioning discs in the cervical spine starts to break down due to wear and tear. The injury may also accelerate and sometimes cause the development of the degenerative changes.

Common symptoms of thoracic degenerative joint disease include, neck pain, nerve pain, widespread neurological symptoms, and pain that gets worse when moving.

Common treatment options for the thoracic degenerative joint disease include rest of lifestyle modification, pain management with medication or injections, and ice and/or heat therapy.