slipped disk


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slipped disk

(slĭpt)
n.
Protrusion of a part of an intervertebral disk through the fibrocartilage, occurring usually in the lower lumbar region and often causing back pain or sciatica.

her′niated disk′


n.
an abnormal protrusion of a spinal disk between vertebrae. Also called slipped disk.

slipped disk

Also called disk prolapse. The pulpy center of one of the disks that sits between the vertebrae oozes out and may press on an adjacent nerve, causing pain.
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The king had earlier two back surgeries in New York - one in 2010 for a slipped disk and a blood clot pressing on nerves in his back and a second to stabilize vertebrae in 2011.
A slipped disk grew into a counterweight, & the muse kept saying, Learn to be kind to yourself.
For example, a slipped disk is an acute condition that can be expensive to correct at the time of diagnosis.