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Lumbarisation and sacralisation may or may not cause back pain and some patients do not have any symptoms at all. Bertolotti’s syndrome is lumbarisation and sacralisation that results in a sciatic type of pain in the lower back. Other symptoms of lumbarisation and sacralisation include:

  • Lower back pain along with buttock pain
  • Limited ipsilateral (same side of the body) flexion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Muscle spasms
  • Decreased coordination and flexibility
  • Sciatic or radicular pain patterns
  • Chronic back pain in adolescents

Lumbarisation and sacralisation are congenital conditions. However, there are certain activities that will increase the severity of the back pain associated with this condition. People with lumbarisation or sacralisation are more likely to experience back pain due to:

  • Poor sitting posture that places stress on the affected joints
  • Twisting movements that can irritate nerve roots
  • Lifting heavy loads incorrectly
  • Sitting for prolonged periods
  • Low levels of physical activity

Recent studies show a drastic increase in the number of unnecessary back surgeries, despite evidence that these procedures have similar results as nonsurgical or “conservative” options but with an increased risk of side effects and complications. It is estimated that only 1% of all back pain cases will ever need surgery. Studies prove that non-invasive treatments for lumbarisation and sacralisation are very effective in managing the symptoms of this condition.

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Lumbarisation and sacralisation are often put under the umbrella term lumbosacral transition vertebra (LSTV). This is the most common birth defect of the lumbosacral spine. People with this condition often suffer from low back pain that can become severe if the condition is left untreated.

Most doctors prescribe strong painkillers including opioids to manage lumbarisation and sacralisation pain. However, these drugs are linked to organ damage and often result in physical dependence and addiction. C7Physio provides safe non-pharmacological methods of pain management for low back pain including Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM). FSM is a technologically-advanced method of pain management that uses a low-level electric current to promote tissue repair and eliminate lumbarisation or sacralisation back pain.

Ignoring lumbarisation or sacralisation back pain can lead to poor posture, weakened muscles, and serious back problems. Visit a spine specialist for a definite diagnosis and treatment plan.

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