Medical Definition of Herniated disk

1. A condition that results in the abnormal protrusion (bulging), herniation or prolapse of a vertebral disc from its normal position in the vertebral column. The displaced disc may exert force on a nearby nerve root causing the typical neurologic symptoms of radiating pain (to an extremity), numbness, tingling and weakness. Recurrent episodes of severe back pain are common. Treatment includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids and rest. More advanced cases may require surgical intervention (for example laminectomy, micro-disc surgery). (27 Sep 1997)



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hernanis
hernia
hernia en bissac
hernia knife
hernia of the broad ligament of the uterus
hernia repair
hernia uteri inguinale
herniae
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hernial aneurysm
hernial sac
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herniated disc
herniated disk (current term)
herniated nucleus pulposus
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herniation of nucleus pulposus
herniations
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herniography
hernioid
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