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Pain in leg

By Anonymous July 11, 2017 - 8:10am
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Not swollen or bruised. Found out spine has deteriorated cartilage and disk. Is spine connected to leg?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Vertebrae are the 33 individual bones that interlock with each other to form the spinal column.

The main function of the lumbar spine is to bear the weight of the body. The five lumbar vertebrae are numbered L1 to L5. These vertebrae are much larger in size to absorb the stress of lifting and carrying heavy objects.

The main function of the sacrum is to connect the spine to the hip bones (iliac). There are five sacral vertebrae, which are fused together. Together with the iliac bones, they form a ring called the pelvic girdle.

Deterioration of the cartilage in these vertebrae can cause pain in your legs.


July 12, 2017 - 6:24am
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