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... My husband has a L6 vertebra. ... (4 replies)
... Also, the doctors report says "There looked to be six lumbar vertebra present with the first sacral segment being partially lumbarized. On the right side the L6 transverse process is normal while on the left side, the L6 transverse process is quite large and looks to articulate with the sacrum. ... (4 replies)
... Hi, Joe! I read your post and just wanted to share some information that I have learned concerning the L6 vertebra. It's called Bertolotti's syndrome. ... (2 replies)

... Do you have an "extra" vertebra at L6? ... (2 replies)
Mar 9, 2003
... e results of the xray and since they told me at my xray about the extra bone I have been trying to find information to see if there is a possible link between my L6 and this back pain. ... (7 replies)
... L6. The only problem with it is before they do surgery they need to count my vertebra with my ribs to make sure they are working on the correct levels. From what I understand its not that big of a deal. ... (4 replies)
... It's one condition that definitely sucks to have, as very few doctors take it seriously. They are taught that transitional vertebrae do not cause back pain, and that's that. Well, what they don't realize is that one that is half one and half the other can cause serious problems. Mine is unilateral, unfused . . . and I have right side only SIJD as well? Considering that unfused... (3 replies)
... only with an L6 and tethered cord also. Been in pain since I was very young. I've never been able to run other than a short sprint when I was younger. ... (3 replies)
... Thanks for your reply sherry. I still have questions I posted previously if anyone knows. (You would wonder then if one side is pretty much fixed and the other side moves, wouldnt this cause an unstable situation for the spine? Or at least problems with it? (or with the muscles and ligaments?) (4 replies)
... Hi I have a transitional lumberization of S1. Which basically means i have an extra vertebrae on my left side but my spine specialist says its quite a common thing an for me its not the cause of my back pain. Hope this helps. Regards :) (4 replies)
... Thanks for your help, SuzyQ. You would wonder then if one side is pretty much fixed and the other side moves, wouldnt this cause an unstable situation for the spine? Or at least problems with it? (or with the muscles and ligaments?) (4 replies)
Mar 10, 2003
... It does not appear to me that the L6 you have must per se necessarily lead to problems, am however not sure. ... (7 replies)
Back pain
Nov 25, 2013
... Welcome to the board. Are you quoting directly from the MRI report? In other words, does it really say L5-L6 or does it say L5-S1? Most people have five lumbar vertebrae and then the sacral vertebrae begin. Some people have what amounts to an extra it is possible to have an extra lumbar vertebra.... The MRI report indicates that you have some signs of... (9 replies)
... vertebra is more similiar to a lumbar vertebra than a sacral vertebra. Whatever that means? ... (2 replies)
What can be done?
Dec 29, 2009
... the surgeon said it is VERY rare but some people have an L6 instead of an S1 vertebra. ... (4 replies)
Help with MRI
Feb 17, 2011
... Your report is somewhat unique in that you have an extra lumbar vertebra...which is listed as L-6. Most people have five lumbar vertebrae, but it is not unusual to have an extra one. About 10% of the population are born with an extra vertebra. It provides no advantage or disadvantage, and rarely is responsible for lower back pain. You have several things going on in your... (1 replies)
... A short while ago I read a post in which the poster stated they had a problem at L6. The poster was advised that it couldn't be L6 as the lumbar spine only has 5 levels. Well this short blurp explains how not all of us have the same anatomy. ... (2 replies)
... I also have a L6 and my doctor said it was common in back patients. I wonder if there has ever been a study done on people with back problems and having a L6. ... (4 replies)
... My neurosurgeon told me that I had a weird anatomy as well, something about my disc's or vertebra being shaped a bit unusal or smaller, something weird like that, plus I have a transitional vertebra which they named L6 to boot. ... (13 replies)
... Hi there! Sciatica/Right Leg. I've had surgery (microdiscectomy L5-L6 extra vertebra). There is absolutely hope. After surgery, my pain went from off the charts to next to none for 5 years. I was able to return to normal activity levels. I have flare ups of pain from my degenerating disc, but my good months outnumber the bad months. There are a lot of treatments for this... (3 replies)

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