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A 45-year-old female asked:

What disc would be involved when i have burning pain in the neck with radiating pain in the arms? the burning pain in my neck causes numbness also?

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Dr. David Roberts
38 years experience
Could be C5, C6, C7: C5 is the deltoid region of the arm. C6 is the thumb and index finger C7 is the middle finger C8 is the little finger. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can also cause neck burning and arm symptoms, and generally affects C8, up the forearm. You really need a specialist to sort this out.
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Dr. Benjamin Solomon
39 years experience
1 or Several: Burning pain in neck/arms may or may not involve disk(s). At Google image "neck vertebrae" and "brachial plexus". The plexus is complicated: nerve roots and trucks combine, separate then form separate nerves that supply strength and sensation to your arms and neck (and shoulders and upper back/chest). Only way to know if disk is involved starts w/doctor's exam
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Last updated May 28, 2014


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