7 doctors weighed in:

Had an X-ray done of my back. Two of my lower vertebrae are fused together and probably happened at birth I was told. Is there a name for this?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is a name for neck fusion, called klippel-feil syndrome, but i'm not aware of a name for lumbar fusion.
This didnt happen during or after birth, it happened during embryo development..

In brief: No

There is a name for neck fusion, called klippel-feil syndrome, but i'm not aware of a name for lumbar fusion.
This didnt happen during or after birth, it happened during embryo development..
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
Thank
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Congenitall fusion

Alsocalled transitional anatomy common only problem comes with numbering confusion of the lumbar vertebra when picking treatment level for injection or surgery we are used to seeing 5 lumbar vertebra 4 t throws off the usual numbering scheme agreed upon

In brief: Congenitall fusion

Alsocalled transitional anatomy common only problem comes with numbering confusion of the lumbar vertebra when picking treatment level for injection or surgery we are used to seeing 5 lumbar vertebra 4 t throws off the usual numbering scheme agreed upon
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
Thank
Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Not that i know either but is very common..

In brief: No

Not that i know either but is very common..
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors