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A 35-year-old male asked:

I have a c5-c6 disc herniation showing 1.5mm rostral extension. i have some swallowing issues and also feel like there is an object in my throat at times. could c5-c6 with 1.5mm rostral extension be pressing on my esophagus?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Your swallowing issues have no correlation with your disc issues in your cervical spine, and I would not call a 1.5 mm extrusion a "herniation" (more likely at most, protrusion). There is NO anatomical way a disc within the spinal canal could exert pressure on your esophagus.
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