The thoracic spine refers to the upper and middle back. It joins the cervical spine and extends down about five inches past the bottom of the shoulder blades, where it connects with the lumbar spine.
Fractures of the Thoracic Spine can occur whenever the spinal column is subjected to forces that exceed its strength and stability.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.
A Closed MRI unit is one that completely envelopes individuals during a scan.