Another common hernia involves the intervertebral disc, and causes back pain or sciatica.
Repair techniques are similar for femoral and inguinal hernia.
Brain herniaherniation of part of the brain because of excessive intracranial pressure.
This type of hernia is only a rare cause of sciatic neuralgia.
The hernia itself poses no symptoms, but preoccupies the sufferer.
The hernia compresses the adjacent nerves and causes back pain.
British Dictionary definitions for hernia
noun (pl) -nias, -niae (-nɪˌiː)
the projection of an organ or part through the lining of the cavity in which it is normally situated, esp the protrusion of intestine through the front wall of the abdominal cavity. It is caused by muscular strain, injury, etc Also called rupture
The projection of an organ or part of an organ through the wall of the structure that surrounds it. Most often, the term is applied to the protrusion of a part of the intestine that can be observed as a lump in the lower abdomen.