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Thoracic Trauma

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What is it?

Information coming soon.

Symptoms

• Upper back pain • Leg pain - if spinal cord is compressed • Weakness or tingling in legs

When to see a doctor or consider surgery?

You should see your GP if symptoms are severe, that do not improve over time and/or worsen. Surgery can be considered if non surgical treatments do not relieve symptoms. If you experience any 'Red Flags' (Symptoms requiring immidiate attention) you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

How is it diagnosed?

A history examination and special investigations which may include X- rays, CT and MRI scans.