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The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine (backbone) are cushioned by
small, round, flat discs. When these discs are damaged from an injury, normal
wear and tear, or disease, they may bulge abnormally or break open. This is
called a herniated or slipped disc.
Current as of:
March 12, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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