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The T10 Vertebra


The T10 Vertebra

The T10 vertebra can be found toward the bottom of the thoracic (middle) region of the spine, in the lower region of the rib cage. Pain that originates above or below the T10 vertebra will most likely cause discomfort around the rib cage, up and down the back, and around the area of the kidneys. Sometimes, damage along the vertebrae can cause referred pain, which is when the pain appears somewhere other than the actual site of physical injury, making spine injuries especially hard to diagnose.

Diagnosing Vertebral Conditions

If you see your primary care physician about pain that you believe may be at or around the T10 vertebra, he or she will most likely perform the following actions:

  • Ask you about your vertebrae pain. Where is your pain? What is the nature of the pain? Localized? Travelling? How many of your daily activities are you prohibited from doing because of the pain?
  • Perform a physical exam. By palpating areas around the vertebrae, your physician may be able to diagnose whether your pain is in the thoracic region, or if it may be in the cervical or lumbar region.
  • An MRI and/or CT scan. These diagnostic imaging tests allow a doctor to pinpoint better the location of your vertebrae disc damage so that you can better create an effective treatment plan.

Treatment Options

If your physician diagnoses you with a spine condition at or around the T10 vertebra that is causing uncomfortable neural compression, the best course of action will be to work with your physician to create a schedule of non-invasive, conservative therapies to relieve your vertebrae nerve pain. This may include stretching, low-impact exercise, pain medication, or rest.

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