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  • a  of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones
    lumbar vertebrae

  • The tenderness is not just around the lumbar region, however.
  • Then there were the MRIs of his lumbar spine: Here the docs-in-the-box might have been simply playing the odds.
  • The possibility of a lumbar epidural--a procedure that injects painkillers into the lower back--was addressed in my wife's birth plan, but she felt that her labor had not .
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  • 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 ...
    June 15, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Yankees' Youkilis (lumbar strain) heads back to DL
    Yankees' Youkilis (lumbar strain) heads back to DL
    June 14, 2013 - CBS Sports
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Sports Illustrated

  • Cronin in
    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.
  • Paul Holmgren in
    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...
  • Ed Belfour in
    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...

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