What is Lower Back Anatomy?
The lower back, or lumbar spine, is the lowest portion of the spinal column. The anatomy of the lower back is engineered with vertebrae, discs, ligaments, and nerves. The lower back supports the weight of the upper body. Made up of five vertebrate (L1 – L5), the lumbar spine makes a backwards “C” shape, called lordosis. As a lumbar specialist, Dr. Braxton provides non-surgical along with advanced minimally invasive surgical treatments to help patients improve and recover from lower back pain.