Full T10 (10th Thoracic Vertebra) Description
[Continued from above] . . . providing support and cushioning to the joints and the spine as a whole. Its articular facets with the ribs make a transition from the ventral body, as in the T1-9 vertebrae, to the pedicle so that the head of the rib articulates more closely with the vertebral arch than with the ventral body. At the T10 vertebra, the spinous process begins to become increasingly horizontal as the spinal column descends toward the lumbar vertebrae.