herniated disc

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Noun1.herniated disc - a painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae; occurs most often in the lumbar region
rupture - state of being torn or burst open
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An analysis of 20 years of Cigna's short-term disability claims shows that absence related to obesity, treatment for skin cancer and herniated disc surgery increased significantly from 1993 to 2012, while a reduction in absences related to depression coupled with an increase in prescribed anti-depressants may signal a hidden problem.
Lumbar CT and MRI revealed a L3-L4 central extruded herniated disc (Figure 1).
Methods: It was a case control study in which 45 lumbar herniated disc tissues (L4 L5 and L5 S1) and 45 dissected, fresh cadaveric disc tissues of same level and almost of same age groups were col- lected and in reference to age were divided into groups.
BRTX) has received approval from the Western Institutional Review Board to complete a retrospective safety study on selected subjects previously treated by the company's brtxDISC bulging and herniated disc procedure.
The herniated disc fragment may migrate ventrally or laterally after penetrating the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Danika Gerner claimed a metal costume she wore during the film shoot caused nerve damage and a herniated disc.
These cases were also significant for simultaneous presence of a herniated disc in the same location.
Summary: Saudi King Abdullah is expected to travel to the United States for treatment of a painful herniated disc and "blood accumulation" around the spine.
Summary: Riyadh, Dhu Al-Hijjah 07, 1431/Nov 13, SPA -- The Saudi newspapers carried out the following headlines: - Royal Court announces that the Custodian of the Two Holy suffers from a herniated disc.
But Sastre's participation in the Tour is in doubt after a crash in May's Giro d'Italia left him with a herniated disc in his spine.
The Juventus goalkeeper has a herniated disc but is putting off going under the knife until the end of Italy's campaign in South Africa in the hope of playing some further part in the tournament.
He said: "I realised there was a serious tear in the ligament and a herniated disc, and that conservative treatment would not suffice.