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    Hiya!

    I've been a sportive person my entire life and haven't ever had any major injuries - just sprained by thumbs and one ankle. However, I've recently restarted ballet and there is a pain (sometimes) in my lower back but only when I raise my right leg into an arabesque or developpé (basically off the ground at an angle that is higher than 45 degrees and those gifs are jus to demonstrate, I wish I could get my legs that high -.- ).

    It is only my right leg and it is only at the very bottom of my back, in the lumbar area if I am not mistaken?

    I talked to my ballet teacher and she suggested I might have a slippery vertebrae. Can anyone explain exactly what that is? How it could be fixed? I'm planning to see a doctor about this...
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    (Original post by Giulia Z)
    Hiya!

    I've been a sportive person my entire life and haven't ever had any major injuries - just sprained by thumbs and one ankle. However, I've recently restarted ballet and there is a pain (sometimes) in my lower back but only when I raise my right leg into an arabesque or developpé (basically off the ground at an angle that is higher than 45 degrees and those gifs are jus to demonstrate, I wish I could get my legs that high -.- ).

    It is only my right leg and it is only at the very bottom of my back, in the lumbar area if I am not mistaken?

    I talked to my ballet teacher and she suggested I might have a slippery vertebrae. Can anyone explain exactly what that is? How it could be fixed? I'm planning to see a doctor about this...
    It certainly sounds like something you should see a doctor about.

    Perhaps pilates or the Alexander Technique could help by strengthening the muscles in your back, but check with your doctor first. You don't want to risk making it worse.
 
 
 
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