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intr.v. herni·ated, herni·ating, herni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

her′ni·a′tion n.


verb To protrude through an abnormal body opening.


verb To protrude through an abnormal body opening


To protrude beyond usual limits.
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Q. do you know of a good gastro doctor in staten island ny. I have acid refex so bad cant sleep, or lay flat.. years ago was told I had a hiatus hernia, and would only have fLare ups once in a while, have taken nexium for years, and it worked, but not anymore.. I really need to find a good doctor to test me again.

A. yazmine, if you want, you can try consume daily yogurt with a little apple cider vinegar in it (just add 5ml of ACV in your yogurt). some of gastric problems are believed to be caused by some bacteria. apple cider vinegar will help regulate the normal condition inside your gastric mucosa, so that for the long run it probably can help improve your condition.

Q. I have a low back pain that radiates to my leg when i pick up stuff. Is it a disc herniation? I am a 43 years old bank teller. During the past 5 months I've suffered from a low back pain. The pain is not very strong, but it gets much worse while doing physical activity. When i walk or lift heavy things the pain is even stronger, and it radiates to my left leg. Can it be signs for disc herniation?

A. It's possible that you have a nerve impingement from a disc herniation, but not necessarily so. What you need to know is that even if you have a herniated disc, the question is what would the recommended treatment be?
90% or more of herniated discs resolve without surgical treatment within 6 months. MRI imaging is generally only indicated if one is considering surgery; in other words, your pain and neurological status is such that surgery is clinically indicated. Then, an MRI may be helpful for the surgeon. If surgery is not indicated based on clinical/symptoms, then it probably is unwise to get an MRI. They often show abnormalities that are simply 'red herrings' and often prompt people to proceed with surgery that really is not needed. Beware!

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Elective lumbar discectomy is regarded a good treatment option for lumbar disc herniation and one of the most common neurosurgical procedures.
Lumbar disc herniation is a complex pathological condition with a higher prevalence among people of all ages.
We report a case of acquired anterior thoracic lung herniation in a 63-year-old female.
As previously discussed, disc herniations are an important cause or contributor to stenosis (Figure 15).
They found no herniation at L1-L2 and L3-L4 and maximum herniations were at L5-S1 level.
Magnetic resource imaging showed obvious herniation of the C3–C4 disc compressing the spinal cord with mild herniation at C4–C5 [Figure 1]c.
The orthopedic specialist who treated her said the disc herniations were the result of the whiplash she suffered when she fell and struck her head.
Ideally, it would be important to define the optimal type of treatment for specific types of herniations.
Hiatal hernia (HH) refers to herniation of elements of the abdominal cavity through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm.
11] reported that herniations with high signal intensity on T2 weighted MRI sequences and free fragment were regressed in 85.
5) Further complicating the incidence of PRAF, lumbar disc herniations are themselves rare in children and adolescents, occurring in as little as 3% of those who presented with low back pain below the age of 20 who needed surgery.
MRI is the imaging modality of choice and typically accepted as the most sensitive test for detecting herniations and nerve root compression (5).