UConn’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun underwent spinal surgery removing a "large extruded disk fragment" that had been pressing on a spinal nerve, the school said. Doctors originally diagnosed Coach Calhoun with stenosis. Stenosis is a Greek term meaning "narrowing or constricting space". This occurs in the spinal column where the spinal cord, nerve roots and vertebrae are located. The issue with this diagnosis is that stenosis usually happens over time where Coach Calhoun’s pain came on suddenly.
After the doctors went ahead with surgery they found that a herniated disc was really causing his pain. The disc was being pushed into the spinal canal causing pain. He probably was suffering from some sort of stenosis but the main cause of pain was the herniated disc. During Coach Calhoun’s surgery they were able to go in and shave off the herniated part of the disc and pull that part out freeing up space where the nerves were being pressured eliminating some of his pain.
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