Herniated disk

Also known as: Slipped disk, Ruptured disk, Pinched nerve
The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy disks. When these disks are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disk is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disk. It may also be called a slipped or ruptured disk.
Providence Spine Services brings together a host of expert physicians, experienced nurses and highly skilled therapists to provide complete back and spine care to people who have back pain or who have suffered a back injury.