slipped disk


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slipped disk

[′slipt ′disk]
(medicine)
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These patients do not completely return to their previous level of expected costs, but stabilize at a level about halfway between the peak costs at year 0 and the expected costs for all other conditions not related to the slipped disk.
To fix the slipped disk, a surgeon must cut through skin, slide past muscle, drill through bone and then push aside the outer wrapping of the spinal cord to remove the peanut-butter-like packing material that squeezed out of place.
A herniated or prolapsed intervertrebal disk - commonly called a slipped disk - causes sharp, nagging back pain.