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About Thoracic Disc Herniation

While the pain and discomfort associated with a herniated disc in your upper back may be debilitating, thoracic herniated disc treatment is easy to manage. It’s especially true when you visit experienced spine doctors who are experts in treating your condition. Dr. Amr Hosny and his team of spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group offer a wealth of expertise in treating spinal injuries, age-related problems and debilitating disease for your benefit. Don’t wait to consult the spine doctors for exceptional care in New York City and parts of northern New Jersey. Call today for an appointment.

What Is Thoracic Disc Herniation?

Thoracic disc herniation is a condition that occurs when the soft center of an intervertebral disc bulges out of its shell-like casing. In the limited space of your spine, it may seep between your vertebrae and into your spinal canal. The discs have a tough exterior, called the annulus, with a softer center. They provide cushioning to absorb shock and prevent damage to the vertebrae whenever you move your spine.

A herniated disc in the thoracic spine causes pain isolated to your upper back or radiating only to your chest or belly. Some of these symptoms can lead to a misdiagnosis if you don’t consult a spine specialist. This spinal condition also comes with other debilitating symptoms that alter the quality of your life. An early diagnosis delivers more effective thoracic herniated disc treatment.

Dr. Amr Hosny is a board-certified, Harvard trained, interventional spine specialist who can successfully treat your thoracic disc herniation. The doctor works with other spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and northern New Jersey. The team uses the latest medical technology for spine disorder diagnoses and effective treatment.

Our Board certified doctors Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
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David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
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Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR Board Certified Interventional Spine Medicine
Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR
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Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM Board Certified Interventional Spine Specialist
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What Causes Thoracic Disc Herniation?

When a thoracic disc ruptures, the soft inner material spills into the spinal canal and causes pressure on the nerve roots. The nucleus pulposus material can also cause chemical irritation of those nerve roots, leading to pain and discomfort. For effective treatment of a herniated thoracic disc, your doctor has to identify the underlying cause. Common causes of disc herniation include:

Dr. Hosny and his team start treatment for a herniated disc in the thoracic spine after a thorough diagnosis identifies the cause of the pain. The spine doctors work in state-of-the-art facilities, which you can find in New York City’s Financial District, Greenwich Village and Midtown Manhattan. In New Jersey, the offices are in Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford and East Brunswick.

What Are the Symptoms of Thoracic Disc Herniation?

If a herniated disc presses against your spinal nerves, the debilitating pain can turn your life upside down. It becomes impossible to do normal activities, which affects your quality of life. Your specific symptoms depend on the spinal nerves affected by the herniated disc. Symptoms commonly related to thoracic disc herniation include:

For the most effective herniated disc treatment for the thoracic spine, visit the team at the Spine & Rehab Group. They do complete testing to find the location of your herniated disc. Treatment then focuses on that area. By looking at your specific symptoms, your spine specialists can start to narrow down the cause of your spine problem.

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I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

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The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

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The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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What’s the Right Treatment for Thoracic Disc Herniation?

When you visit a spine doctor, the diagnosis for thoracic disc herniation starts with a review of your medical history and a physical examination. This helps determine the location, cause and severity of the problem. The diagnosis forms the basis for successful treatment of your spinal disorder. Treatment options for thoracic disc herniation include:

Dr. Amr Hosny and the team recommend an interventional, non-surgical approach to thoracic herniated disc pain. If you’ve noticed any of the symptoms associated with thoracic disc herniation, contact the spine specialists today to schedule your appointment in New York City or New Jersey.

Page Updated on Jun 17, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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