A herniated disc in the upper back can occur when the inner gelatinous material of an intervertebral disc leaks out of the inside of the disc. A thoracic herniated disc can cause upper back pain and other symptoms, such as radiating pain or numbness.
- Wear and tear in the disc
- Car accident
- Fall from Height
- Sudden and forceful twist of the mid-back
- Diseases of the thoracic spine
- Trauma to the upper back
- Muscle weakness