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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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
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