Volume 15, Number 59 (summer 2008)                   RJMS 2008, 15(59): 145-150 | Back to browse issues page

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Ganjavian, M, Behtash, H, Fereshtehnejad S, Salehi Sedghiani, A, Ameri, E. Measurement of Lumbosacral Angle in Individuals Referred to Orthopedic Clinic of Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital in Tehran. RJMS. 2008; 15 (59) :145-150
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1018-en.html

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 Background & Aim

limitations and problems for the patients and community. Measurements of the curvature of the lumbar spine

are useful in the investigations of low back pain. It is unclear whether the degree of lumbosacral angulation is

the same for all normal adults. Therefore, regarding considerable prevalence of back pain in Iranian population,

this study was performed to measure lumbosacral angle in Iranian individuals.

: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the common ailments which usually lead to considerable

Patients and Method

orthopedic clinic of Hazrat-e-Rasoul Hospital in Tehran. Having essential eligible criteria of the study, 130

individuals were recruited conveniently by using non-probability sampling. All individuals were evaluated for

demographic variables such as age and sex by using a checklist. In addition, a standing lateral radiograph was

performed on all to evaluate and measure the lumbosacral angle. The data were collected, described and

analyzed using SPSS software.

: This cross-sectional study was performed on individuals who were referred to


13.77°(SD=0.47) whereas the mean lumbosacral angle in men and women was 13.84°(SD=1.8) and

13.17°(SD=0.6) respectively. However, the difference was not statistically significant (P>0.05). Additionally, a

significant correlation was found between age and the mean of lumbosacral angle (P=0.025).

Out of 130, 70 were female and 60 were male. The total mean lumbosacral angle was


However, more studies are needed to evaluate the association between lumbosacral angle and the incidence of

low back pain

The results of current study show that lumbosacral angle is about 12-14° in Iranian individuals..
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