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is c5-c6 impingement a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
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Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: C5-6 represents the most common level for a pinched cervical nerve.
Answered on Sep 30, 2013

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