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Thoracic vertebrae: The thoracic vertebrae are irregular bones which envelop, support and protect the spinal cord and make up the spinal column of the mid to upper back. There are 12 thoracic vertebrae that also help to support and give structure to the back and allow for movement of the back by providing points for muscle attachments. The thoracic vertebrae articulate with the ribs.
The 12 thoracic vertebrae form a part of the axial skeleton and are labelled as T1 through T12. T1 is the upper most thoracic vertebra and is located just below C7. T12 is the lower most thoracic vertebra and is located just above L1. Conditions related to or afflicting the thoracic vertebrae include cancer, fracture, scoliosis, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, strains, neurogenic shock, and herniated disks.
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