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C5 C6 Pinched Nerve Symptoms
C6 Nerve: A c5/6 issue will usually involve the C6 nerve causing a radiculitis/radiculopathy ("pinched nerve"). This will normally give you tinging and numbness on your front of upper arm into forearm and to thumb and index finger. Weakness can be seen in the extensor of your wrist, muscle that rotate your hand down, your flexor of the arm. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Dx w/ mild c5/c6 pinched nerve, mild shoulder bursitis & bicep tendinosis, & de Quervain's all on right side. Possible? Could this exacerbate pain?
See details: That is a lot of different issues to occur at once. Anything is possible but not necessarily very likely. Consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?
Get it checked,,: It's a good idea to get this checked out, especially the dizziness, as it could mean something more than a pinched nerve. It could be something to do with the ear canal or a blood pressure issue or some other condition. So it's a good idea to get a comprehensive check-up along with the results of the tests you had to find out what this is. Good luck! ...Read more
Diagnosed w c5/c6 pinched nerve (ncs test), mild shoulder bursitis & bicep tendinosis (mri), & de Quervain's (finkelstein's) on same side. Possible?
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Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help
Outcome varies: If there is compression of one of the nerve roots it is sometimes equivalent to a "pinched nerve". This type of physical compression of a nerve root can result in a radiculopathy. The outcome is variable. Sometimes over a period of days - weeks the radiculopathy will spontaneously improve. If you start noticing difficulty in pinching (weakness) of your thumb and index finger then check with MD. ...Read more
Are epidural injection and traction the only thing used for a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 c6? Please help if you can
See a specialist: See a spine specialist. An MRI of the cervical spine can be useful. Conservative care includes pt, chiropractic, cervical traction, epidural injections and non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds. If these fail, surgery is often successful in relieving the pain. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
Does the following mean 2 pinch nerves? 1. degenerative disc disease at the C2-C3 level to result in mild to moderate spinal canal stenosis at this level. 2. Degenerate changes at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels resulting in mild to moderate spinal cana
No but can't tell: Spinal canal stenosis can cause spinal cord compression. In order to know if a nerve is pinched in the cervical spine you want to know if there is lateral spinal canal stenosis ore more specifically foraminal stenosis. The foramen is where the nerve comes out of the spine and can be pinched. ...Read more
Pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI, shoulder pain. Related? 6 MM slip at L5-S1 with pars defect and leg pain. Related? Thanks.
..Spine Specialist: 47 y/o Male w Pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI, shoulder pain. Related 6MM slipp at L5-S1 with pars defect and leg pain. Related? Thanks. Yes related called Degenerative Joint/ Disc disease. The Doctor who ordered the studies know what he/she is looking for Have him/her provide treatment guidance or see Spine Specialist. Thereafter mind Diet/ Exercise/ Lifestyle ...Read more
Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRI's were all normal. Help!
Tingling: Neck cracking usually emanates from neck ligaments and vertebrae. Pinched nerves in the cervical spine generally cause Sharp, shooting pains in the back of the scalp. Tingling of forehead would be an unusual manifestation. I would be reassured about no significant neurological pathology in your case and would regard the tingling symptoms as more of a nuisance. A neurologist can advise you best. ...Read more
Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? MRI's and CT's of brain were normal. Thanks.
Does not correlate.: The disk bulges at C5-C7 should affect your arm & neck, not the forehead & scalp. Many people live their ENTIRE LIVES with bulging disks & don't complain of any pain, so MRI or CT scan to "diagnose" bulging disks is actually a gross misuse of imaging. Talk to your doctor or a neurologist about your symptoms to undergo accurate testing. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck to you; hope you find cause. ...Read more
Probably not: Although cervical spine problems can be associated with headaches and dizziness, usually these problems originate from the upper cervical segments (c2-5). If you are having arm and/or upper back pain, it is probably the result of these disc herniations. You should know that many patients without symptoms will have c5-7 disc herniations on their MRI which may be a serendipitous finding. ...Read more
Injured 2 1/2 years ago...C5/c6 nerve root damaged at erb's point in plexus. What signs and symptoms will I get? I need a concrete diagnosis!
Possible: You may have arm weakness numbness in your arm as well as inability to flexor elbow. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve at c5 and c6. Pinched by a herniated disc and bone spur. I've been having issues with swallowing. Can the pinched nerve cause it?
Is an emg test necessary if the MRI shows c4, C5 and C6 nerves pinched. Have c4, C5 and C6 ruptured disc in neck with C4 C5 and C6 pinched nerves on right side and C6 nerve pinched on left side. Have had bone scan, and CT and now doctor is wanting emg.
Not: Not all disk herniations cause pain. Emg is helpful to determine which disks and nerves are symptomatic. This information may help determine the disks operated on. Therefore, EMG is often necessary because it may give important information. Good luck! ...Read more
Awaiting a review of my mris. Conflicting reports of my crushed c5/c6 nerve root in plexus. After nearly 3 years, is it possible to completely heal?
Not likely: After 3 years, if you still have problems, it will not likely completely heal. ...Read more
SEE A PAIN DOC: A disc is bulging because it loses elasticity - like a waistband in your underwear. When it loses elasticity it no longer stays nice and tight and snug like it used to be. If it bulges enough it can get close to the nerve and irritate it. The inflammation and irritation can cause pain in the neck or shoulder blade as well as pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your arm. ...Read more
600lb shrugs. C5, C6 herniated. Shoulder is unstable and painful. What type of shoulder injury could it be, excluding nerves? Ac joint? Thanks.
I have a bulge in c5-c6 disc, but I'm also having some strange symptoms. The whole right side of my face went numb and arm.?
Be checked: The nerves that supply the face exit right out of the skull and do not go through the neck; so a disc bulge would not typically cause facial numbness. I would be checked to make sure it is not something in the brain. Trigeminal neuralgia is another possibility. But not from neck. Be seen. ...Read more
Are these symptoms normal after having fusion done in my neck back in march (c5-c6), burning, pinching, and numbness in left arm?
Can be: If there was significant neural compromise prior to the fusion, then the ongoing radicular symtpoms may be slow to resolve. If these are new complaints, then the possibility of a nonunion of the fusion or adjacent segment abnormalities needs to be considered. This would require re-evaluation with the surgeon that performed your surgery. ...Read more
I have a nerve injury to c5/c6 nerve root in my plexus. My brachioradialis reflex barely any response. What else do I need for diagnosis?
Diagnose plexus inj: To diagnose a plexus injury you would also want to have biceps weakness, biceps reflex suppression, normal triceps strength and reflex, and a needle EMG showing denervation of the biceps, supinator, and deltoid, but not the triceps, FCU or ADM etc. ...Read more
10 ft fall, herniated disc c5-c6 impinges significantly on the thecal sac, the cervical cord and nerve root, waiting on dr, advise, what will come?
Can degeneration of the C5-C6 vertebra cause episodic syncope due to vagus nerve damage or entrapment?
No but VBI might: VertebroBasilar Insufficiency (VBI) - The vertebral arteries run up the back of the neck thru tunnels (foramen) in the vertebrae (bones of spine). Some neck maneuvers can compress the artery where it passes thru the foramen. While not usually syncope, this can cause vertigo & drop attacks via buckling of the knees usually in older folks with degenerative spinal problems. Aka beauty parlor syndrome. ...Read more
Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7 and osteophytes touching nerves. What arm strengthening exercises can be done and what to avoid?
No restrictions: Other than avoiding any position or activity that may aggravate your symptoms then reduce weights and increase your reps as tolerated or you may have to modify your technique but there are no restrictions per se. ...Read more
Herniated cervical disc c5-c6 touch nerves. After 5 months physio, no more tingling sensation on arm. Still neck pain often. What else can be done?
Plenty: Hopefully you have tried anti-inflammatory medications, either over the counter, or by prescription. Make sure the doses were adequate. We sometimes use short courses of steroids by mouth. Alternately there are epidural steroid injections, aimed in the neck where it hurts. Don't forget a neck pillow at night. ...Read more
Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.
May be: Kyphosis does not cause any heart diease. How ever depending on the severity of kyphosis, people are more prone to get degenerative changes and arthritic changes in spine. This in turn can pinch the nerves and may cause referred pain in chest wall which would mascaraed as heart pain. ...Read more
Ongoing pain in neck and trapped nerve. After having a mri and xray it has been confirmed bulging disc between c5 c6. Surgery next option?
Cervical spine surge: Surgery should be your last option. More than 90% of damaged discs heal by themselves over time. For ongoing nerve pain and neck pain, you should get a cervical epidural steroid injection done by a qualified and experienced pain physician under x-ray guidance. Also start physical therapy as soon as you can to relieve muscular spasm. ...Read more
Mri shows mild compression of nerve roots at c5/c6, c6/c7. 70% improvement after 4 weeks physio. Normal to feel tingling on right hand at this stage?
Never normal but yes:
I am sorry to hear of your problem as that may indicate ongoing pressure on the cervical nerve root as it exits the foramen.
Physiotherapy is appropriate but if the symptoms persist then it would be wise to seek medical advice. There are further measures that can be undertaken but the benefits must be weighed against the risks. Good luck and a speedy recovery. ...Read more
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