Definition of Slipped disc

1. Noun. A painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae; occurs most often in the lumbar region.

Exact synonyms: Herniated Disc, Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
Generic synonyms: Rupture

Definition of Slipped disc

1. Noun. (alternative form of slipped disk) ¹

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Medical Definition of Slipped disc

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-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids and rest. More advanced cases may require surgical intervention (for example laminectomy, micro-disc surgery). (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slipped Disc

slipped capital femoral epiphysis
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slipped hernia
slipped tendon
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Literary usage of Slipped disc

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Patients and even physicians might interpret the condition as a slipped disc, bulging disc, ruptured disc, disintegrating or degenerated disc, lumbago, ..."

2. World Report 2000: The Events of 1999 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch Staff (1999)
""Rather, he is suffering [from] hernia of nucleus pulposus [slipped disc]. The doctors treating him have concluded that he did not require surgery, ..."

3. Falling from Heights by Chris F. Needham (2007)
"Friday, August 18, 1972 Great homemade card from Robert Hunter today, currently flat on his back in hospital •with a slipped disc courtesy of some protest ..."

4. Netherlands by OECD Staff (2004)
"... troubles and to widespread problems the insured may be able to avoid by a reasonable amount of own prevention (eg back pains, slipped disc etc. for ..."

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