herniated disc

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her·ni·at·ed disc

protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disc into the intervertebral foramen with potential compression of a nerve root or into the spinal canal with potential compression of the cauda equina in the lumbar region or the spinal cord at higher levels characterized by disruption of the annular fibrosis.

her·ni·at·ed disc

(hĕr'nē-ā-tĕd disk)
Protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disc into the intervertebral foramen with potential compression of a nerve root or into the spinal canal with potential compression of the cauda equina in the lumbar region or the spinal cord at higher levels.
Synonym(s): protruded disc, ruptured disc.
herniated disc; ruptured disc; protruded disc; 'slipped' disc protrusion of the gelatinous core of an intervertebral disc, causing spinal nerve compression; sciatic pain along posterior aspect of thigh and/or heel pain due to herniation of discs L4/L5/S1/S2
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