Are Transitional Vertebra and Spina Bifida Occulta Related with Lumbar Disc Herniation and Clinical Parameters in Young Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain?

KURT E. E. , Turkyilmaz A. K. , DADALI Y., ERDEM H. R. , TUNCAY F.

Eurasian Journal of Medicine, vol.48, no.3, pp.177-180, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2016.0285
  • Title of Journal : Eurasian Journal of Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-180


Objective: Lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV) and spina bifida occulta (SBO) are widespread within the lumbosacral spine. Their connection to lumbar disc herniation (LDH) and/or lower back pain has been debated in the current literature; however, there is no consensus. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the frequency of LSTV and SBO with that of LDH among young patients with chronic lower back pain.