There are several differences :
1. Size: Lumbar vertebrae are much larger than thoracic vertebra. All skeletal elements are larger in lumbar vertebra
2. Body: The vertebral body of lumbar vertebrae is larger and cylindrical / kidney shaped whereas that of a thoracic vertebra is smaller and heart shaped.
3. Verebral Foramen: Circular in thoracic Vertebrae and Triangular in Lumbar.
4. Thoracic Vertebra articulate with the ribs and via the ribs to the sternum. They are therefore much less mobile and less likely to develop degenerative osteoarthritis. They have 6 additional facets on them which the lumbar do not have. 2 hemi-facets on each side of the body (total 4) for articulation with its own rib and with the rib below and a facet on each transverse process (total 2) for articulation with the tubercle of its own rib.
5. The zygapohyseal joints (joints between articular facets) of the thoracic vertebra are directed vertically so they limit flexion and extension but allow rotation. The zygapophyseal joints of lumbar vertebra are circular and the articular processes interlock thereby limiting rotation and indeed flexion and extension. However a fair amount of flexion and extension does take place.
6. Combined together, the thoracic vertebra give the thoracic spine a concave curvature anteriorly whereas the lumbar vertebra produce a lordosis (convex anteriorly)
7. The L5 or lowermost lumbar vertebra has massive transverse processes for attachment of the iliolumbar ligaments which connect the lumbar spine to the pelvis.
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the thoracic spine is above the lumbar spine which means ALL thoracic vertebrae are superior to the lumbar vertebrae.
The thoracic vertebrae
Yes. From superior to inferior it is cervical vertebrae, thoracic vertebrae and lumbar vertebrae.
The thoracic vertebrae, of which there are 12.
The thoracic vertebrae are found in the chest region of the body. Humans have twelve thoracic vertebrae which are located between the cervical and lumbar vertebrae.
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The lumbar spine is located between the pelvis and the thoracic cage and consists of five lumbar vertebrae.
The thoracic vertebrae articulate with the ribs. The cervical and lumbar vertebrae do not articulate with the ribs.The Thoracic vertebrae
Cows have 13 thoracic and 6 lumbar vertebrae. If you consider the backbone as composed of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae, there would be a total of 24 vertebrae.
you have 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, and 5 lumbar vertebrae
cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral
The vertebrae groups are the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral groups.
Type Human Anatomy
The lumbar vertebrae come next, followed by the sacral.
Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal.
cervical, thoracic, lumbar
There are three parts of the spine, the cervical, thoracic and lumbar. Each vertebrae is listed by its number. For example the first 7 vertebrae (from the top) are listed as C1-C7 meaning C for cervical. The thoracic vertebrae starts after C7, the 8th vertebrae is T1-T12, so there is 12 individual vertebraes in the thoracic spine. After the thoracic, is the lumbar which have 5 individual vertebrae, L1-L5.
Thoracic vertebrae are between the cervical vertebrae and the lumbar vertebrae. The ones farther down the spine are larger. They have facets on the sides of the bodies for articulation with the heads of the ribs.
There are typically five lumbar vertebrae in the human body. They are located inferiorly to the thoracic vertebrae, and superior to the sacrum, at the base of the spinal column.
From top to bottom: Cervical vertebrae, Thoracic vertebrae, Lumbar vertebrae, Sacrum vertebrae, and Coccyx vertebrae
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yes, there are
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