Need To Find Information For Myself--Born With 7 Fully Formed Lumbar

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    My grandmother also was born with this condition.

    I really havent had any problems until recently (if I stand straight for a period of time). If I lean forward, I am fine.

    I just would like to read a bit on this condition. If anyone knows any resources I would be greatful. Either European, Asian, ect. outside sources other than standard US fare would be fantastic.
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    Im not sure what you are saying here,, are you saying your lumbar spine is fused? Or they arent completely formed? Such as in Spina Bifida Occulta?
    Lumbar spine has only 5 segments not 7. Are you talking Lumbar and Sacral?
    Last edit by meownsmile on Apr 9, '05
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    Quote from Kyriaka
    My grandmother also was born with this condition.

    I really havent had any problems until recently (if I stand straight for a period of time). If I lean forward, I am fine.

    I just would like to read a bit on this condition. If anyone knows any resources I would be greatful. Either European, Asian, ect. outside sources other than standard US fare would be fantastic.
    Hi,

    Are you saying you have "extra" vertebrae? If so, I've heard of it because a couple of years ago I had terrible lower back pain and after an X-ray and CT, my orthopedic surgeon told me I had an extra vertebrae. Although he said it was impossible to know if it was "extra" lumbar or thoracic. I think it's fairly common and my pain problems had nothing to do with it. It was found totally by accident and he didn't seem to think it was a big deal at all. I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm not sure of any sites that mention it. Sorry.
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    If there is a name for this condition, you might be able to "google" it.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    If you can find a copy of this book @ a library, you might be able to find some more info; if your local library doesn't have a copy, they may be able to borrow it from another one.

    Also, I assume you have a doc who knows about this condition; consult w/him or her.

    I wish you the best!
    Last edit by prmenrs on Apr 9, '05
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    Quote from meownsmile
    Im not sure what you are saying here,, are you saying your lumbar spine is fused? Or they arent completely formed? Such as in Spina Bifida Occulta?
    Lumbar spine has only 5 segments not 7. Are you talking Lumbar and Sacral?
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    Not fused. Fully formed. Not Spina bifida Occulata.

    NORMALLY lumbar only has 5, but there is a defect where you can be born with over 5. In fact, I believe Cro Magnum man had 7/8.
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    Quote from nbnurse95
    Hi,

    Are you saying you have "extra" vertebrae? If so, I've heard of it because a couple of years ago I had terrible lower back pain and after an X-ray and CT, my orthopedic surgeon told me I had an extra vertebrae. Although he said it was impossible to know if it was "extra" lumbar or thoracic. I think it's fairly common and my pain problems had nothing to do with it. It was found totally by accident and he didn't seem to think it was a big deal at all. I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm not sure of any sites that mention it. Sorry.
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    It isnt really a worry, so much as it does put some pressure on the back when you stand up straight. I tend to lean forward (still with my back straight) to relieve the pressure.


    In my case it is very clear it is lumbar.


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