https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/expert-answers/arthritis/faq-20058457

The phrase "degenerative changes" in the spine refers to osteoarthritis of the spine. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Doctors may also refer to ...

https://redefinehealthcare.com/thoracic-degenerative-disc-disease/

Thoracic disc degeneration occurs far less than in the lumbar and cervical areas because the thoracic spine is less mobile than these other areas of the spine.

https://redefinehealthcare.com/thoracic-degenerative-joint-disease/

The thoracic spine, or mid back, is the largest section of the back and includes 12 vertebrae, with an intervertebral disc in-between each. The vertebrae are the ...

https://www.uclahealth.org/spinecenter/thoracic-disc-degeneration

Thoracic disc degeneration can be a cause of upper or mid back pain. ... is severely degenerated, bone spurs can form and limit the mobility of the thoracic spine.

https://www.columbiaspine.org/condition/degenerative-spine-conditions/

The next section, located in the upper and mid-back, is called the thoracic spine. ( The vertebrae of the thoracic spine articulate with, or form joints with, the ribs.) ...

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16912-degenerative-back-conditions

What is spinal degeneration? Learn about degenerative back conditions, symptoms, treatments and more from the Cleveland Clinic.

https://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/spinal-osteoarthritis-degenerative-arthritis-of-the-spine

Sep 9, 2017 ... Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease. It is a condition in which the protective cartilage that cushions the tops of bones ...

https://www.livestrong.com/article/150110-degenerative-changes-of-the-thoracic-spine/

The thoracic spine is the mid-portion of your back and extends from the base of the neck to the bottom of the rib cage. It is made up of 12 thoracic vertebrae, ...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14574518

OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship of upper thoracic spine degenerative disc contour changes on MR imaging in patients with neck pain. The relation ...

https://www.emedicinehealth.com/spondylosis/article_em.htm

Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs ... Spondylosis can occur in the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and mid  ...