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What are lumbar vertebrae?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Lumbar vertebrae are the five bones of the spinal column in your lower back. They are designated L1 through L5. Watch to learn more about the vertebrae.




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