This is a 3-D rendering of human lumbar vertebrae from CT images. It consists of 5 bones, from top to down, L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5. Lumbar spine is the region of the backbone, which is responsible for supporting the upper body. Lumbar vertebrae experience more body weight than other parts of the spinal column and are characterized by their large vertebral bodies.
Patient description: age 32, male