Full T2 (2nd Thoracic Vertebra) Description
[Continued from above] . . . joint with the T1 vertebra above and the T3 below it, articulating across intervertebral discs that cushion and support the spinal column. In the T2, this centrum is shaped more like a heart than the cylindrical ventral bodies of the cervical spine. The vertebral arch protects the spinal cord with an increasingly circular vertebral foramen, which gets smaller as the vertebrae themselves get larger from the T1 down to the T12 vertebra.