lumbar lumbar  /ˈləm ˌbɑr/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The tenderness is not just around the lumbar region, however.
  2. Then there were the MRIs of his lumbar spine: Here the docs-in-the-box might have been simply playing the odds.
  3. That reduces pressure on the lumbar area, site of most backaches.

News

  1. Kevin Youkilis Injury: Updates on Yankees Star's Lumbar Strain

    The New York Yankees' battered lineup has just lost another integral piece.  According to Sweeny Murti of WFAN , Kevin Youkilis was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar strain on Friday:  The 34-year-old third baseman woke up with numbness in his right foot and has been dealing with a stiff back over the past week, the result of a feet-first slide into first base, per CBS Sports ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Youkilis to go back on DL with a lumbar sprain

    The New York Yankees have placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the disabled list with a lumbar spine sprain, according to Star-Ledger reporter Andy McCullough.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Yankees' Youkilis (lumbar strain) heads back to DL

    Yankees' Youkilis (lumbar strain) heads back to DL
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS Sports

Quotes

  1. "What you generally find in cricketers is they suffer hamstring injuries playing Twenty20 and one-day cricket and lumbar back strains playing test cricket," Cronin said.
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Cronin Source: Stuff.co.nz

  2. "Ryan had successful surgery this morning," Holmgren said. "A disc fragment was removed from a nerve root in his lumbar spine. Ryan will begin a walking program in a few days and start his rehab on Feb. 7. He will be out approximately six...
    on Jan 25, 2010 By: Paul Holmgren Source: phillyBurbs.com

  3. "The last thing I wanted to happen down the stretch was this," Belfour said. "We tried to find a way and it is just not going to happen. It is a herniation of the lumbar spine. And the herniation is so large there is no way to get around it...
    on Mar 30, 2006 By: Ed Belfour Source: CBC.ca

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