Hip, Groin, and Lower Back

Coccyx.
The “tail bone”, a group of four fused vertebrae located at the terminal end of the spine.
Groin Strain.
Strain to the muscles that work to adduct the leg.
Hip Pointer.
Contusion to the iliac crest.
Intervertebral Disc.
A flat, rounded plate between each vertebra of the spine. The disc consists of a thick fiberous ring that surrounds a soft gel-like interior. It functions as a cushion and shock absorber for the spinal column.
Lumbar Vertebrae.
Five vertebrae of the lower back that articulate with the sacrum to form the lumbosacral joint.
Sacroiliac.
Junction of the sacrum with the hip bone.
Sacrum.
Group of five fused vertebrae located just below the lumbar vertebrae of the lower back.
Sciatica.
Irritation of the sciatic nerve resulting in pain or tingling in the leg.
Sciatic Nerve.
Major nerve that carries impulses for muscular action and sensations between the lower back and thigh and lower leg; it is the longest nerve in the body.
Spinous Process.
A small projection on the posterior portion of each vertebra that functions as an attachment site for muscles or ligaments of the spine.
Spondylitis.
Inflammation of one or more vertebrae.
Spondylolisthesis.
Forward displacement of one vertebra over another.
Spondylosis.
Abnormal vertebral fixation or immobility.
Transverse Process.
Small lateral projection off the right and left side of each vertebra that functions as an attachment site for muscles and ligaments of the spine.
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