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A 47-year-old male asked:

C5-c6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge cause arm pain/tingling? scalp tingling?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Urgent Care 21 years experience
Dermatomes: A dermatome map will demonstrate that the C5/6 herniation can cause tingling, numbness, weakness in your biceps. Your scalp however contains dermatomes from C1,2 and the three branches of the Trigeminal Nerve VI-III. You need an MRI of the Head/neck. See Neurology please. Any difficulty breathing please call 911 and go to the ER. Cervical roots 3, 4, 5 feed your diaphragm, can't breathe if pinched
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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You're very welcome. If you're in Pittsburgh get a referral and go up to the Department of Neurosurgery/Spine Surgery and be seen please.
Aug 21, 2017
Last updated Aug 23, 2017


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