The thoracic spine is made up of 12 vertebrae, numbered from T-1 down to T-12, in the upper and middle part of the back. Connecting the spine in the neck to the spine in the lower back, it helps keep the body upright and stable. Injuries to the T-1 to T-12 nerves will have different results. New Jersey residents who know someone who has suffered a spine injury should know what these differences are.
The cervical spine is the topmost portion of the spine and comprises seven vertebrae in the neck, which are designated C1 to C7. New Jersey residents should be aware that injuries to this area are the most severe.
Imagine that you are running down the street one day as you try to keep in shape. Your runs are usually uninterrupted, allowing you to get healthy and find some peace after a stressful day. But this run is different. As you pass a yard that always has a dog in it, the dog looks at you and suddenly attacks. It isn't tethered to anything, nor is it secured. The dog simply bolts for you, attacking an gnashing its teeth.