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intr.v. her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing, her·ni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

her′ni·a′tion n.


vb (intr)
(Pathology) pathol to protrude as a hernia


(ˈhɜr niˌeɪt)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to protrude abnormally so as to constitute a hernia.
her`ni•a′tion, n.
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The pressure is created when the disc that normally fills the space herniates or ruptures and presses on the nerve root, often resulting in severe pain in the back, buttocks or leg.
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.