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slipped disk

Origin of slipped disk
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He has a bad back, a slipped disk, and swimming helps.
  • It turned out that she had had a slipped disk for two years, including the time she had been seeing the chiropractor.
  • Don't rush to have surgery for a simple slipped disk.
slipped disk in Medicine

slipped disk n.
Protrusion of a part of an intervertebral disk through the fibrocartilage, occurring usually in the lower lumbar region and often causing back pain or sciatica.

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