prolapsed intervertebral disc

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prolapsed intervertebral disc

The backward expression of the pulpy centre (NUCLEUS PULPOSUS) of an intervertebral disc as a result of degenerative changes in the outer fibrous portion of the disc (the annulus fibrosus). Disc pulp is likely to press on adjacent spinal nerve roots causing severe pain and sometimes weakness in leg muscles. Also known as ‘slipped disc’.
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Anne was in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital for a triple bypass procedure after suffering a heart attack in February, while Bobby was having a tumour removed from his lung after it was found following tests for a prolapsed disc.
"A simple cough during a bout of bronchitis was the bolt out of the blue that caused my prolapsed disc and saw my world come to a shuddering halt," said Phil, of Cramlington, Northumberland.
* 2nd stage is prolapsed disc where disc bulge or protrusion occurs.
The 31-year-old initially made a legitimate Personal Independence Payment claim, citing medication for a prolapsed disc.
He revealed that a prolapsed disc was causing nerve root pressure in my neck.
Pakatan Harapan de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is recovering from a prolapsed disc as his regime of care and medication was working effectively, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Prolapsed disc: A surgeon will endeavour to take away the bulge that is pressing on the nerves.
But Walden's career received a shattering blow almost a year ago when he suffered a prolapsed disc in his back while innocently picking up his young son.
WELLINGTON All Blacks captain Kieran Read will miss the start of next year's Super Rugby season as he undergoes surgery to fix a back problem, the Canterbury Crusaders said Wednesday.The reigning Super Rugby champions said Read would have an operation Saturday on a prolapsed disc, which normally requires four months' recovery.
Summary: Patient's prolapsed disc removed and new bone grafted
He suffered a fractured back, prolapsed disc and nerve damage with head and finger injuries.
"I use a mobility scooter, I've got a prolapsed disc and problems with my hips and knees.