Definition of slipped disc in English:
A cartilaginous disc between vertebrae in the spine that is displaced or partly protruding, pressing on nearby nerves and causing back pain or sciatica.
- This condition is called a pinched nerve, slipped disc, or herniated disc.
- A slipped disc happens when the disc between the bones bulges and presses on nerves.
- But while the principal loading hypothesis can explain gross injuries, such as fractures in vertebrae or slipped discs, it does not explain the vast majority of cases of back pain.
Definition of slipped disc in:
- US English dictionary
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