The cervical spine includes vertebrae near the head and neck. A cervical spine injury may result in some degree of quadriplegia (tetraplegia), with the injury affecting all body parts below the neck and shoulders.
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The thoracic spine makes up the upper and middle regions of the back. A thoracic spine injury can affect the legs, pelvis, and lower torso. Depending on the location of the damage on the thoracic spine, an injury can also affect hand and arm movement, digestive function, and breathing.