Ralph Hutchings

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The first six human thoracic vertebrae from the front (T1-T6). The twelve vertebrae in the middle of the spine are called thoracic vertebrae. The spine supports the head, holds the body upright and protectively encircles the spinal cord which passes through its central cavity. The spine consists of 33 vertebrae, articulated by intervertebral discs which allow flexibility and movement.