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- n. Plural form of thoracic.
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The vertebral formula (cervicals, thoracics, lumbars, sacrals, caudals) is 7C-13T-6L-4S-21Ca for a total of 51 vertebrae, which differs by only two caudal vertebrae from the formula found in some primitive artiodactyls
The vertebral column, preserved in articulation, has 7 cervicals, 13 thoracics, 6 lumbars, 4 sacrals, and 21 caudals.
The problems I usually see in body-builders and athletes is associated more with referred pain into the shoulder from the neck or thoracics (mid back).
Referred pain Much shoulder pain is referred from the neck, or thoracics and makes it's way across the shoulder and down the arm, mimicking shoulder pain.