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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The treatment is to remove the ruptured disc and maintain the stability of the cervical spine.
MANGO the bear lies out for the count on the operating table as vets repair a ruptured disc in his back.
When people think about having a ruptured disc in their spine, they envision themselves in agony, holding their back in an attempt to move, barely able to walk or function and destined for the operating table.
Disc disease occurs when a bulging or ruptured disc presses on nerves, causing pain or weakness.
The Swede has cancelled several future planned engagements because of a ruptured disc in her back.
This type of operation is usually performed when a ruptured disc pinches a spinal nerve.
The surgery most commonly performed to treat a ruptured disc in the neck is cervical fusion: Surgeons remove the ruptured disc and fuse the two vertebrae, often using a piece of bone taken from the hip.
She complained to her boss but nothing was down and weeks later she suffered a ruptured disc lifting a patient.
McPherson was sidelined for two months in 2003 season with a ruptured disc, but said before leaving camp Tuesday this episode wasn't as severe.
McPherson's injury is a potentially troublesome development for the Angels because a ruptured disc sidelined him for two months of the 2003 season.
HOLLYWOOD sex symbol George Clooney was left in "excruciating pain" after doctors failed to spot a ruptured disc in his spine.
Junior Jennifer Lemons had been out with a ruptured disc in her back, leaving all the pitching to sophomore Carrie Hardy.