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Vertebra (Definition)

Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...Read more


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I have an extra lumbar vertebra. Could that be the cause of my back pain?

I have an extra lumbar vertebra. Could that be the cause of my back pain?

Yes: While you were developing, you had a congenital difference from your colleagues in the homo sapien world. Though this does not typically lead to issues, the back is a very fickle structure, and occasionally it can lead to back difficulties. This is not always a given though. ...Read more

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Tell me about sixth lumbar vertebra?

Nornally a sixth: Lumbar vertebrae is actually a sacral vertebrae, or s1, that did not fuse with the rest of the sacrum. This is not pathologic for any disease processes or anything to worry about if there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the differences between the costal process and the transverse process of a lumbar vertebra?

What are the differences between the costal process and the transverse process of a lumbar vertebra?

There are none!: As there are no Costal processes on Lumbar spine. They are present only on Thoracic spine where the Ribs are articulating. Very rarely, in some individuals, the upper Lumbar vertebra (L1) might have a short process, like a small rib; but that is very very rare. ...Read more

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Help please? How much force does it take to cause a compression fracture in a healthy lumbar vertebra?

Help please? How much force does it take to cause a compression fracture in a healthy lumbar vertebra?

Fall or MVA: Usually a fall from 8-10 feet landing on feet or buttocks or MVA at 35 mph causing forward flexing. These figures depend on height and weight ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hip pain after a lumbar puncture?

Is it normal to have hip pain after a lumbar puncture?

Possible: Local puncture site inflammatory process might induce referral pain to make you feel the pain over hip. ...Read more

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Posterior hip pain when seated on hard floor is this more indicative of si jt pain or lumbar referred pain?

Posterior hip pain when seated on hard floor is this more indicative of si jt pain or lumbar referred pain?

It is one variable: Posterior (gluteal) hip pain is most commonly caused by pathology involving the lumbar spine or the sacroiliac joint & less likely caused by an unusual presentation of hip joint pain. This should be differentiated with deep pelvic pathologies which may refer pain to this area. The specific seated posture which aggravates the pain can serve as a clue. The diagnosis has more than one variable. ...Read more

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Woke up one morning with terrible low back and right hip pain. Have had a facet block, tpi's and a lumbar epidural, no help. What is next?

Diagnosis: Still neded a diagnosis negative blocks rule out suspects not nerve not facet frim injection results consider muscular read sarno back book for more info ...Read more

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My husband has had hip pain for 2 years he is 23 and has had an MRI and xray which show nothing could it be lumbar spine and what would you suggest?

My husband has had hip pain for 2 years he is 23 and has had an MRI and xray which show nothing could it be lumbar spine and what would you suggest?

Could be: Pain in the buttock is often considered "hip" but often reflects a low back problem. If simple measures have failed, seeing a spinal specialist may help him find the source. ...Read more

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My dad had subluxation in lumbar on x-ray. He has hip pain ans stiffness at times but also thigh pain. Related?

It may be: The symptoms you describe could be from nerve pain originating in the spine thos can happen with subluxation it depends at what level the subluxation or slippage occurs this is potentially treatable with physical therapy and medication. ...Read more

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X-ray revealed moderate upper lumbar scoliosis and osteophytes in lumbar vertebrae. Possible cause of severe low back and hip pain? Treatment options?

X-ray revealed moderate upper lumbar scoliosis and osteophytes in lumbar vertebrae. Possible cause of severe low back and hip pain? Treatment options?

Early arthritis: Not sure why a 34yo has these problems. Your description of X-ray sounds like back spasm causing some local splinting and curvature, not classic scoliosis. Osteophytes typically seen in degenerative arthritis. Do you have autoimmune disease? Lupus? Psoriasis? Rheumatoid? ...Read more

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What is an epidural treatment for lower back and hip pain?

What is an epidural treatment for lower back and hip pain?

Cortisone injection: This is a cortisone injection in the spine, into the epidural space, to reduce inflammation and reduce the excitability of the nerves of the spine, to help control pain in the low back that can also radiate down the lower extremity into the buttock and groin and down the leg to the foot sometimes. ...Read more

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Can I take both flexirall and tramadol for severe lower back and hip pain?

Can I take both flexirall and tramadol for severe lower back and hip pain?

Different meds: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant, tramadol is a pain medication, you can take both of these together-you should only take these if your doctor has prescribed them for this pain-if you have these on hand from a different pain or diagnosis you should have your new pain evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Probable causes of lower back and hip pain!?

Probable causes of lower back and hip pain!?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well. If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was constipated ans was straing hard after I have extreem lower back and bilateral hip pain lasting over 24 hrs what could this be?

I was constipated ans was straing hard after I have extreem lower back and bilateral hip pain lasting over 24 hrs what could this be?

Constipation: Sometimes exaggerated bowel movement (to push stool out especially when hard) can cause the pain that you have mentioned.
You need to drink plenty of fluids and have lots of fiber in the diet (source of that is vegetable, fruit, and bran)
If the condition persists, please see your doctor for assessment of your condition. ...Read more

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I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

Bursitis: Clinically it sounds like you may have hip bursitis. And MRI of the back would not disclose this condition. Therapy can include exercise, or injections, physical therapy, but it does not portend to get hip arthritis ...Read more

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Please help! I have lower back pain, between hips, and left hip pain.?

Please help! I have lower back pain, between hips, and left hip pain.?

Get examined: You probably should see a physical medicine ; rehabilitation specialist (who can evaluate spine and hip pain) or a sports medicine dr. To be examined. They might get some x-rays. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having hip pain, nausea, dizziness and pain in lower back what could be going on?

See a doctor: Go to your primary provider for a thorough history and examination. You describe many different things, which may or may not be related, but could be serious. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ddd, I've been having lower back and hip pain w/ pain in the left leg. What can I do for this?

DDD: Maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, pt with core strengthening, spinal injections if this doesn't help. If none of those work then speak to a spinal surgeon to see if you are a candidate for surgery. ...Read more

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I have had hip pain on the top of the hip and lower back pain. The hip pain has been a pproximately for 8 weeks and the lower back pain just 1 week.?

I have had hip pain on the top of the hip and lower back pain. The hip pain has been a pproximately for 8 weeks and the lower back pain just 1 week.?

They may or may not: Be related. Hip issues can refer to back & vice versa or there could be 2 issues separately going on. If it is progressing with no relief from activity modification & use of otc meds if able to utilize then get evaluated by your physician if the symptoms limit your activities or affect your sleep habits. Otherwise, exercise, weight control and not smoking may allow for resolution over time. ...Read more

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Lower back and hip pain. Could this be growing pains?

Lower back and hip pain. Could this be growing pains?

Not at your age: Unless your belly is growing and you are not exercising. Lifestyle choices can play a role in back pain as can smoking, obesity and lack of conditioning. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more