an abnormal protrusion of a spinal disk between vertebrae, most often in the lumbar region of the spine, causing pain due to pressure on spinal nerves.
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Also called ruptured disk, slipped disk.
Words nearby herniated disk
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Medical definitions for herniated disk
The protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disk into the intervertebral foramen, compressing the nerve root.protruded disk ruptured disk
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