How do I know if I have a slipped disc in my upper back?
Symptoms of a slipped disc include:
- pain and numbness, most commonly on one side of the body.
- pain that extends to your arms or legs.
- pain that worsens at night or with certain movements.
- pain that worsens after standing or sitting.
- pain when walking short distances.
- unexplained muscle weakness.
What does a slipped disc feel like in middle back?
The symptoms of a herniated disc in the thoracic area usually include: Pain that travels around the body and into one or both legs. Numbness or tingling in areas of one or both legs. Muscle weakness in certain muscles of one or both legs.
What are the symptoms of a thoracic herniated disc?
What are the signs and symptoms of thoracic disc herniation?
- Pain in the upper or middle part of your back or your chest.
- Headaches when you sit or lie in certain positions.
- Numbness, tingling, or a burning feeling in your legs.
- Trouble walking or moving your legs.
- Weakness in your arms or legs.
How do you diagnose a slipped disc?
In most cases of herniated disk, a physical exam and a medical history are all that’s needed for a diagnosis.
- X-rays. Plain X-rays don’t detect herniated disks, but they can rule out other causes of back pain, such as an infection, tumor, spinal alignment issues or a broken bone.
- CT scan.