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    Old 07-19-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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    Missing a lumbar bone?

    Wsup yall I just got back from the orthopedist, who I went to see because of some issues that Im pretty sure were related to my lower back problems. He said I am missing a lumbar body, I was only born with four, where there is supposed to be five. I have never heard of anything like this, and cannot find much on it. Is this cat just out of his mind? I dont see how a missing bone in my back could go unseen in 23 years, after many x rays. Anyone know anything about this?

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    Old 07-19-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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    Re: Missing a lumbar bone?

    It is very common to have an extra or one less of a bone here or there. Sometimes people have only 1 kidney and they never find out about it. One of my kids has an L6. Another one has 2 extra half ribs, but only on one side.

    No one has mentioned it before because, 1. they didn't go to the trouble to count all of your vertebrae or 2. because it really is fairly common so they didn't think it necessary to mention.

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