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 surgeon will remove a portion of the herniated disk to relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve.
The vast majority of patients with a herniated disk will not need surgery," he says.
A herniated disk can be caused by a fall or by straining to lift something heavy or by something less obvious, particularly if damage to the disk has been building over time.
Oxygen/ozone therapy involves injecting a gas mixture of oxygen and ozone into a herniated disk.
This is his first DL stint since suffering a herniated disk in his back in June 2003.
175) as the starting third baseman while McPherson worked into shape at Triple-A from a herniated disk in his back.
Consider, if a disk only herniates when the patient is upright, then it doesn't matter if a recumbent scanner is 1 Tesla, 3 Tesla or 100 Tesla; it won't be able to see the herniated disk.
While on the disabled list with the elbow injury, Brown underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back.
For example, if the problem is a herniated disk, it's quite possible that the herniation, when visualized with the patient in a supine position, could appear to be far less severe than it actually is, or it could disappear altogether.
Davis (UCLA) has been troubled by a herniated disk, but he is expected to play.