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    Developmental Cleft and T5 Fracture
    charity1234 posted:
    Hi everyone, I hope this post finds everyone well and and having a low pain or no pain day...

    I am posting this for information for my husband, he has been suffering with low back pain now for months and just recently got his x rays done this is what they found. An old fracture on T5 and the developmental cleft? Does anyone know what this means? I know the fracture is and old break but cant find anything out about the other one.

    Any information that you could give would be wonderful, he is suffering so much with this..

    Thank you so much!
    bj1208 responded:
    hi CHARITY1234 - welcome to the support group -

    I'm not sure, but this site my provide some answers regarding cleft spine-

    Hope this helps - please keep us posted~~
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    Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

    ~~ Joy ~~
    charity1234 replied to bj1208's response:
    Thank you so much Joy,

    I appreciate your reply if you happen to find any more information please pass it on..

    Take care and have a low pain no pain day!!!
    bj1208 replied to charity1234's response:
    Hi CHARITY1234 -

    Basically, what I did was search the internet.

    GOOGLE.COM - I just entered: CLEFT SPINE - there are several sites to look at regarding this.

    or you can just enter: CLEFT SPINE into your browser - you will find the same sites etc.

    Hope this help - keep us posed~~
    ~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

    Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

    ~~ Joy ~~

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