Anatomy of the Thoracic Spine

The thoracic spine is located in the middle of your back. Because it attaches to your ribs and doesn’t move as much as your cervical or lumbar spine, the thoracic spine is less likely to be the source of back problems. However, some patients do need spine surgery for problems that originate in the thoracic spine. Learn more about this part of your spine in this video.

The thoracic spine consists of 12 vertebrae and is attached to the ribs by the costal facets. The thoracic spine can develop an extreme curve called kyphosis that may require spine surgery.

If you need thoracic surgery in Las Vegas, choose the Spine Institute of Nevada . We provide minimally invasive surgery for a range of spine issues, including spinal deformities like kyphosis. Schedule a consultation by calling (702) 479-7417.

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