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A herniated (slipped) disk occurs when all or part of a spinal disk is forced through a weakened part of the disk. This places pressure on nearby nerves.
Acute low back pain
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Lumbar radiculopathy; Cervical radiculopathy; Herniated intervertebral disk; Prolapsed intervertebral disk; Slipped disk; Ruptured disk; Herniated nucleus pulposus
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The bones (vertebrae) of the spinal column run down the back, connecting the skull to the pelvis. These bones protect nerves that come out of the brain and travel down your back, forming the spinal cord. Nerve roots are large nerves that branch out from the spinal cord and leave your spinal column between each vertebrae.
The spinal vertebrae are separated by disks filled with a soft, gelatinous substance. These disks cushion the spinal colum...
Definition A brain herniation is when brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, and blood vessels are moved or pressed away from their usual position inside the skull. Alternative Names Herniation syndrome; Transtentorial herniation; Uncal herniation; Subfalcine herniation; Tonsillar herniation; Herniation - brain Causes, incidence, and risk factors Brain herniation occurs when something inside the skull produces pressure that moves brain tissues. This is most often the result of brain swelling from a head injury, stroke , or brain tumor. Brain herniation is the most common side effect of tumors in the brain, including: Metastatic brain tumor Primary brain tumor Herniation of the brain can also be caused by other factors that lead to increased pressure inside the skull, including: Abscess Hemorrhage Hydrocephalus Strokes that cause brain swelling Brain herniation can occur: Between areas inside the skull, such as those separated by a rigid membrane like the tentorium or falx Through a natural opening at the ...
Spinal disc degeneration is not a disease. In other words, disc degeneratio n is not an abnormality in the normal human body. By itself, disc degeneration does not cause pain. Disc degeneration is the natural aging process that causes normal changes in the spinal discs.
Donald was sitting in the cold, sterile exam room. He comes here every year for his annual check-up with his doctor. But, this time he has a question on his mind. What is disc degeneration? His mother, who has had low back pain for a number of years, was told that her lumbar discs have degenerated. Because her pain has become so debilitating, she now uses a walker to get around. Being afraid of his future, Donald wants to learn about disc degeneration. He does not want the same fate as his mother's fate.
Even though it is inevitable, people worry about disc degeneration. All of the parts in the human body change as they age. Skin degeneration is the most visible sign of aging. Wrinkles, cracks, fissures, and lo...
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