Lumbosacral transitional vertebra: relation to disc degeneration and low back pain.

@article{Luoma2004LumbosacralTV,
  title={Lumbosacral transitional vertebra: relation to disc degeneration and low back pain.},
  author={Katariina Luoma and Tapio Vehmas and Raili Raininko and Ritva A Luukkonen and Hilkka Riihim{\"a}ki},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={200-5}
}
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation of the lumbosacral transitional vertebra to signs of disc degeneration in MRI and to low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA An association between the transitional vertebra and herniation in the disc above has been found in patients with LBP, but knowledge of the relation to other degenerative disc changes detected in MRI and to LBP is lacking. METHODS MR images of the lumbar… CONTINUE READING