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Herniated nucleus pulposus

Herniated nucleus pulposis


Herniated nucleus pulposus is a condition in which part or all of the soft, gelatinous central portion of an intervertebral disk is forced through a weakened part of the disk, resulting in back pain and nerve root irritation.

Update Date 9/8/2014