Human Anatomy/Osteology/Vertebralcolumn

The vertebral column is divided into 5 sections:

  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Thoracic Vertebrae
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Sacrum
  • Coccyx

The thoracic vertebrae are located on the posterior side of the body and are inferior to the 7th cervical vertebra. The vertebrae provide support for the body's weight and attachment points for the ribs. They also provide protection for the spinal cord.