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How does your thoracic spine affect your neck?

Anatomy overview The thoracic spine sits between the   cervical spine above and the lumbar spine below, providing attachment for trunk muscles as well as a firm support for the 12 ribs that form the ribcage to protect the chest cavity/lungs/heart. The thoracic spine naturally should have a mild kyphosis, or forwards curvature which helps to counter the natural lordosis curvatures of the cervical and lumbar spines. Thoracic spinal movement is  significantly less than the cervical and lumbar areas of the spine, mainly due to the restriction ... Read more