You may experience breast sciatica, manifested symptoms of inflammation or infringement of the intercostal nerves. Suddenly there is a piercing pain along the ribs, aggravated by sneezing and coughing, pain can be simultaneously strengthened and weakened with respiratory movements. Another manifestation of osteochondrosis of the thoracic can be a pain in the anterior abdominal wall. The pain in these cases is accompanied by stress abdominal muscles, increases with every movement and mimics the defeat of the abdomen. This syndrome is quite rare.
The disease manifests itself in bouts of 1-2 weeks, sometimes longer. Later, after remission, which may be short, or, alternatively, take years, the next exacerbation begin to accrete more and more new syndromes - join radiculitis, along with thoracic lesions are often symptoms of osteoarthritis in adjacent areas of the spine - cervical or lumbar . Subsequent deterioration usually occur more acutely and chronically, which is characteristic of osteoarthritis in all departments. As the first attack, and often provoked further adverse loads on the skeleton (an awkward movement. Heavy lifting, prolonged stay in an uncomfortable position). The apparent role of provoking factors such as cold and emotional excitement.
In the treatment of degenerative disc disease using a combination of pharmacological anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, cardiovascular drugs and physiotherapy. It must be remembered that low back pain thoracic often combined with cervical or lumbar localization of the disease. Therefore, even if clinically available only symptoms of thoracic, physiotherapy should be directed to the entire vertebral column.