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.