herniated disk


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herniated disk

[′hər·nē‚ad·əd ′disk]
(medicine)
An intervertebral disk in which the pulpy center has pushed through the fibrocartilage. Also known as slipped disk.
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The minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment uses oxygen/ozone to relieve the chronic pain of herniated disks.
PHOTO Toby, a dachshund mix, was fitted with a custom-madecanine cart after a herniated disk caused permanent paralysis to his back legs.
A bulging or shattered disk that presses upon a nearby nerve commonly causes sciatica, and the researchers confirmed herniated disks in 157 of the people.
Back surgery is an option for people with long-lasting pain due to herniated disks, spinal stenosis, or degenerative disease.
Unlike the X-rays used routinely by the spine surgeon as an important part of his pre-op evaluation, the MRI sees the spinal cord, spinal ligaments, cerebrospinal fluid, herniated disks, the spinal nerves themselves, and the bony canal openings in the spine (neural foramen) through which these spinal nerves must exit on their way to supplying the distant organs and muscles of the body.
Herniated disks are the most common affliction in this age group," Rosen said.
For example, it has been shown that instability of the spinal column and herniated disks can be seen when the patient stands or bends, often going undetected when the patient is recumbent in a typical MRI machine.
Options for herniated disks include epidural injections or surgery.