Thoracic Spine Conditions & Treatments

Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Spine Institute is committed to providing you the most accurate information on your spine condition, to help you and your doctor decide on the best course of treatment for your ailment and get you back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.

Learn more about some of the common ailments of the thoracic, or middle area of the spine, and the procedures used to treat them below.



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Kyphoplasty Procedure that restores the size and length of fractured vertebrae.

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Scheuermann's Disease Spinal deformity that begins during childhood.

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Spinal Compression Fractures

Caused when the vertebrae is no longer able to withstand stress and pressure.

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Thoracic Disc Herniation Caused when material at the center of the disc has squeezed out of place.

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Thoracic Spine Anatomy Learn about the main parts of the thoracic spine and how these parts work to help you care for your back problem.

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Vertebroplasty Restores the strength of the fractured bone, thereby reducing pain. Download a printable PDF

To make an appointment with one of the experts at GAMC's Spine Institute, call (818) 863-4444.