Vértebras lumbares

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Hay cinco vértebras lumbares ubicadas en la parte baja de la espalda. Estas vértebras son las que reciben la mayor presión y son la porción de la espalda que soporta peso. Las vértebras lumbares son las que permiten movimientos tales como flexión y extensión y algunas flexiones laterales.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/11/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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