A 18-year-old female asked:

If my lumbar is dislocated can i give birth to normal baby or even can't become pregnant.

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Spondyloptosis: A greatly displaced L5 on s1 will not affect fertility. However, it may complicate delivery. This was first described by an ob, so it is a possibility. The real question begs as to why such a displaced vertebra is untreated? Fusion should be considered for slips > 50% to prevent future problems including footdrop.
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