Turkey Medicals – one of the problems experienced by many people depending on different age groups is waist shift. It is one of the most important health problems that disrupts daily life especially. So, what is a waist Shift? What are the causes? We have compiled details about the diagnosis, symptoms and treatment methods of lumbar dislocation.

The lumbar shift, which occurs on the spine, can also appear physically. It is one of the important ailments that cause serious problems in maintaining daily life. But along with the fact that there are symptoms of this disease, there are also methods of treatment. In this regard, treatment methods are discussed through examination under the control of the relevant specialist doctor.

What is a Waist Shift?

A shift of the vertebra located at the top to the vertebra located at the bottom is known as a waist shift. It is one of the important physical problems that usually occur in the related region with aging and wear. If it is considered in medical language, it is expressed as the L4 vertebra rises above the L5 vertebra. Along with the waist shift, there is also a narrow channel problem that usually accompanies this discomfort. It is one of the problems that creates significant pain that even prevents a person from standing when he experiences a serious condition most of the time.

Why Does the Waist Shift?

Especially because of a number of problems from a physical point of view, waist slippage occurs. These problems occur together with the fact that a person wears himself out in his daily life.

– Excessive strain of the lumbar vertebrae

– A number of congenital structural problems

– Deformation, which is due to aging

– A number of changes due to trauma

– Careless behavior after lumbar surgery

– Do not force the relevant area together with the transportation of heavy goods

In this way, waist shift occurs due to a number of reasons that are highlighted above. That is why it is important to protect the vertebrae in the lumbar region by paying attention to the above elements.

Diagnosis of Lumbar Drift

A waist shift occurs when a person goes to a doctor at an early time, when possible symptoms are being considered. It is diagnosed under the control of an orthopedic doctor based on the symptoms that have occurred. The situation experienced through the L4 and L5 together with the necessary examinations is clearly reflected on the screen. Along with the condition that the doctor has seen through the computer, depending on this, treatment methods are considered. The condition that is experienced also stands out as a mild condition in some people and a serious condition in some people. In fact, most of the time, when viewed from the front and back, the waist shift is also clearly visible physically.

Symptoms of Lumbar Drift

Along with some symptoms, a person may have information about whether he has a waist shift. Especially when there are several of these symptoms, it is most important to consult a doctor at an early stage.

– Having problems with performing situations such as sitting and getting up

– Tenderness in the spine area

– Cramping occurs when bending forward or backward

– Weakness in the legs

– Tingling in the feet

– Tension that occurs in the back

Along with the conditions given above, symptoms of waist shift may occur in such cases. In such cases, it is important to follow the symptoms that stand out and consult a doctor seriously.

Methods of Treatment of Lumbar Drift

Among the methods of treating lumbar decubitus, along with physical therapy, the surgical method also stands out. This situation varies depending on the severity of the problem experienced. Usually, first of all, the patient is requested to reduce his daily activity. A corset is also used under the supervision of a specialist doctor when necessary. However, needle therapy is again included in the solution methods. With an increase in the severity of the ailment, the surgical method is considered and applied as a last resort.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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