Standards rather than discs slipping
We were shocked at your use of pseudo-medical terminology on the front cover of the BMJ on the 14th June 2008. There is NO such thing as a 'slipped disc'. The disc does not slip but prolapse and the correct terminolgy should be prolapsed intervertabral disc.
We were pleased to see that the editorial and original research paper did in fact get the terminology correct and it was only the sensationalist headline-seeking on the front cover that was inaccurate. It saddens us to see such an eminent journal being so sloppy on its terminology with its 'standards rather than the disc slipping'.
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