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  • Disc Injuries

    When a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a Herniated Disc, which can affect the Thoracic Spine. Some common causes are simple movements such as bending forward, twisting, etc.

  • Shingles/Intercostal Neuralgia

    Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox in childhood. After the primary outbreak of chickenpox as a child, the virus lays dormant in the body’s spinal cord for life.

  • Sprained Rib, Rib Pain & Fracture

    A sprained rib occurs commonly when doing heavy lifting/twisting movements, whereas a fracture happens almost exclusively following trauma. Both result in sharp pain, swelling and limited movement.

  • Scheurmann’s Disease

    Scheurmann’s Disease is a postural deformity affecting the spine. More common in males than females, and usually developed in adolescents, it is characterized by a feeling of tiredness in the back.

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

    The Thoracic Outlet is the area where the nerves and blood vessels exit the base of the neck. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is the general term for the condition resulting from the compression of these structures.

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is a disorder involving lateral bending and/or rotation of the vertebral bodies of the spine. They usually range from 10-50 degrees of side bending, with less than 7 degrees an incidental finding.