missing spinous process--genetic?

Hi,
I was told by a chiropractor a few years ago that a "funny" spot I told her about in my mid back was what seemed to be a missing spinous process. You can push your finger in towards the spinal cord in that spot. I dont remember the name of the vertebrae but its one that the stomach muscles and digestive system nerves attach to/through (I have always had stomach probs and wonder if that is why). Recently my brother mentioned that he had the exact same "missing" bone. Is this a birth defect? Is it common? Is it something I should have checked out or fixed somehow?
thanks
Liz

Posted By Liz Harris on April 21, 2007 at 04:42:13:

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