Lumbar vertebrae

There are five lumbar vertebrae (L1 through L5), which are found in the lower back.

Source: NICHD (NIH)1

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Lumbar Vertebrae: Vertebrae in the region of the lower Back below the Thoracic Vertebrae and above the Sacral Vertebrae.2


Types may include:3

Types of Lumbar Vertebra:

  • L1 Vertebra
  • L2 Vertebra
  • L3 Vertebra
  • L4 Vertebra
  • L5 Vertebra

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  1. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ spinalinjury/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ default.aspx
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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