herniated disk

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

her′niated disk′

an abnormal protrusion of a spinal disk between vertebrae. Also called slipped disk.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
1-ranked Simona Halep has a herniated disk in her back, putting the rest of her season in doubt.
Tests of the treatment were carried out on 80 patients experiencing at least three months of lower back pain due to a herniated disk that had not responded to treatments including exercise and medication.
In only 9% of cases was an underlying pathologic condition found: 29 patients had spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis, 9 had Scheuermann's kyphosis, 5 had a syrinx, 2 had a herniated disk, 1 had hydromyelia, I had a tethered cord, and I had an intraspinal tumor.
It is very important to know which herniated disk should be removed, because lumbar disc herniation is not purely innocent.
A herniated disk, however, is one in which that outer layer has been cracked, allowing the soft inner cartilage to protrude.
Anderson, who suffered a herniated disk in his neck last January, is a big loss for the up-and-coming Pelicans this season.
He diagnosed the patient as suffering from a Cauda Equina syndrome: specifically he concluded that the MR1 taken on July I showed that the patient had a herniated disk, not a disk bulge as the resident reported.
So I spend a lot of time trying to get patients with low back pain due to a herniated disk to be patient, to use epidurals, to try a variety of different things to keep them out of the operating room.
1, he was diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck and was placed on injured reserve a couple of weeks later.
Other causes include a herniated disk and degenerative arthritis of the spine.