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Ligament turned to bone on lower spine

Posted by @jille in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Jul 18, 2011

I had an xray done because my bone sticks out on my lower part of my spine and it hurts when I do sit ups. My chiropractor said it's that my ligament turned to bone. And it could quite possibly happen to more of my ligaments. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? Am I turning into stone?


Posted by @bugs38, Jul 19, 2011

Haven't heard of that one. Have you see an MD?


Posted by @langteach, Aug 5, 2011

I have recently been diagnosed with OPLL, when the ligaments that run in front of the spine and behind the spine begin to turn into bone. It is rare to have this issue, and it does decrease the range of motion for the spine. You may need to see an MD for a CT scan to see how much of your spine is hardening up.

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