slipped disk

noun

Definition of slipped disk

: a protrusion of one of the cartilage disks between vertebrae with pressure on spinal nerves resulting in low back pain or sciatic pain

First Known Use of slipped disk

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Slipped disk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slipped%20disk. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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slipped disk

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Medical Definition of slipped disk

: a protrusion of an intervertebral disk and its nucleus pulposus that produces pressure upon spinal nerves resulting in low-back pain and often sciatic pain

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