Glossary

Spinal fusion: Pathological or surgical condition where adjacent vertebrae are fixed to each other

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy: Type of treatment where heat is used to treat bulging disc

Chemonucleolysis: Type of treatment where an enzyme is used to dissolve the central part of a bulging disc

Anticoagulants: Drugs that prevent clotting of blood e.g. warfarin

Antiplatelet drugs: Drugs that prevent clumping of platelets and therefore, prevent clot formation in blood vessels e.g. aspirin

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