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slipped disk

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slipped disk (plural slipped disks)

  1. (pathology) A vertebral disk that protrudes into the spinal canal, exerting pressure on spinal nerves and causing backache or sciatica.

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  • This term is not medically accurate as the spinal disks are fixed in position between the vertebrae and cannot actually slip.

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