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Is c5-c6 impingement a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 17 years experience
Yeah: Yeah at times you will note on a radiology report that a bone spur (osteophyte), or herniated disc is causing nerve impingement. That is the medical way of stating it is pinching the nerve in question.
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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Yes: C5-6 represents the most common level for a pinched cervical nerve.
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Last updated Jun 12, 2018

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