What Does L5/S1 Mean?
L5/S1 refers to the lower section of the spinal column where the lumbar region meets
with the sacral region. Because this area of the spine bears much of the pressure of the
body's weight, it is particularly susceptible to disc herniation, which frequently
results from workplace injury.
WorkplaceTesting Explains L5/S1
refers to the part of the spine where the last vertebrae of the lumbar region (L5)
meets with the sacrum (S1). The lower the area
of the spine, the more pressure it is subjected to in terms of body weight, making L5/S1 an area that is particularly susceptible to
disc herniation, which then translates into sciatic pain as the disc bulges from
its normal position and presses into nerve bundles. This type of injury
is often associated with improper lifting, repetitive movements, and trauma in