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Lumbar/Low Back

The lumbar spine refers to the lower back, where the spine curves inward toward the abdomen. It starts about five or six inches below the shoulder blades, and connects with the thoracic spine at the top, and extends downward to the sacral spine. The lumbar vertebrae are the five vertebrae between the rib cage and the pelvis. They are the largest segments of the vertebral column. The lumbar vertebrae help support the weight of the body and permit movement.

Lumbar Disc

Common conditions of the lumbar disc include:

  • Lumbar degenerative disc disease
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Lumbar disc prolapse
  • Lumbar disc injury

Lumbar Muscles & Ligaments

Common conditions of lumbar muscles and ligaments include:

  • Lumbar strain
  • Iliolumbar ligament syndrome

Lumbar Joint

Common conditions of lumbar joints include:

  • Lumbar osteoarthritis
  • Facet joint disorders

Lumbar Nerve

Common conditions of lumbar nerves include:

  • Lumbar nerve injuries
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar radiculopathy

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