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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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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...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

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