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I have a pinched nerve between my c4 and c5 vertebrae. Chiropractor also said I have reverse curvature and pre arthritic stage. I'm 28. What is this?

I have a pinched nerve between my c4 and c5 vertebrae. Chiropractor also said I have reverse curvature and pre arthritic stage. I'm 28. What is this?

Un reliable: Chiropractors have some amazing notions about the spine and illness. If you are having symptoms, you should see an orthopedic specialist who can give you a definitive answer. Pinched nerves are very uncommon but frequently mentioned as a diagnosis when there is something else happening. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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


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Where do symptoms occur when you have a c5-c6 pinched nerve?

Where do symptoms occur when you have a c5-c6 pinched nerve?

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

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C5 herniated disk with pinched nerve. How long does it usually take to recover if take PT 3x's wk. and recommended meds?

C5 herniated disk with pinched nerve. How long does it usually take to recover if take PT 3x's wk. and recommended meds?

Variable: A herniated ("ruptured") disk can respond nicely to physical therapy and the body's natural healing processes. In my experience it can take weeks to months. But in some cases, perhaps 10-15 percent, surgery is needed. Indications for surgery include significant weakness, numbness, persistent pain, pressure on the spinal cord, trouble walking, or failure of conservative management. ...Read more

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Is c5-c6 impingement a pinched nerve?

Is c5-c6 impingement a pinched nerve?

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. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in the seventh vertebrae of my spine and i recently started getting numbness in my toes and now a sharp pain in my butt. R they related?

Pinched nerve in the seventh vertebrae of my spine and i recently started getting numbness in my toes and now a sharp pain in my butt. R they related?

See doctor to verify: Usually anything related to pinched nerves in the neck (cervicals) have implications with the upper extremities, and likewise with the lumbars. So, normally the 7th vertebrae would not affect your toes. See your doctor, so they can do a mini-neurological check, and see what's causing that, as it may be more related to the sharp pain in your butt, rather than your neck. You need a physical exam. ...Read more

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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

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

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Severe back pain after fall? I had 3 compressed vertebrae in 2008 after an accident well about 2 weeks ago I fell walking out of a store and hit the pavement pretty hard on my knees and I think I may have a pinched nerve in my back or something because i

Severe back pain after fall? I had 3 compressed vertebrae in 2008 after an accident well about 2 weeks ago I fell walking out of a store and hit the pavement pretty hard on my knees and I think I may have a pinched nerve in my back or something because i

I : I am sorry your pain is so bad. It sounds like you injured your back again after falling. Back pain can originate from the bones, disks, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves in the back.

Based on your description, you may have fractured another spinal vertebrae. Compression fractures of spine are very painful and are commonly aggravated by activity. They are more common in people who had previous spinal fractures from osteoporosis (this may or may not apply to you). Spinal fractures are diagnosed by x-ray, bone scan, ct and mri. Treatment of compression fractures ranges from rest, back brace, injection of plastic into the broken vertebrae (vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty) and surgery.

I recommend you seeing spine surgeon for assessment and treatment of your pain. I hope you get quick pain relief. ...Read more

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Are epidural injection and traction the only thing used for a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 c6? Please help if you can

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

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Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?

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

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Diagnosed w c5/c6 pinched nerve (ncs test), mild shoulder bursitis & bicep tendinosis (mri), & de Quervain's (finkelstein's) on same side. Possible?

Yes.: Possible. The ncs and MRI are pretty definitive tests. So I believe the c5/6 impingements. On the other hand finklestein's is also a pretty good predictor of de quervain's. Certainly could have all three. ...Read more

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Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks, pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke?

Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks, pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke?

CVA: Brain stem is considerably higher than where you were injured. Brain stem stroke could be traumatic but more usually a vascular phenomenon. I note you are on warfarin, this would make you a little higher risk if involved in trauma. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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/MRIs 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

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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.

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

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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

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Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

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

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Mri scan showed I have some mild spondylotic changes within vertebral column itself c4/5 c5/6 without nerve root impingement what would cause this?

Trauma, use.: The more a joint is used, and the greater the forces on it, the more it becomes worn, even in younger people. This is why overweight persons often have knee or hip problems.

Trauma to a joint, perhaps not severe, can increase the rate of this degeneration. The cervical spine has many types of joints, to allow us to move our heads as we do, and they can degenerate too. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for "narrowing of the C5 & c6"vertebrae? ... Or at least relief?

Is there a cure for "narrowing of the C5 & c6"vertebrae? 
... Or at least relief?

Yes: Two kinds of treatment, one conservative by medications and physical therapy. If it failed you could go to surgical treatment which usually they the vertebrae together so it will move. ...Read more

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Can you explain the procedure C5 C6 vertebrae bone spur removal when you have already um fusion?

Can you explain the procedure C5 C6 vertebrae bone spur removal when you have already um fusion?

Dorsal foraminotomy: If c5/6 have been fused already, this was done from the front. If there is residual pressure on the C6 nerve root (the bone spur you refer to), this can be addressed from the back of the neck. Usually, using microscope or endoscope through a small access tube, the facet joint overlying the nerve root is identified. Then, a small opening is made to identify and decompress the nerve root. ...Read more

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Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?

Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?

It appears that : The slight straightening may either suggest that your body was positioned in such a way that this came about or reflecting some muscle spasm. The block vertebra is a congenital or something you were born with which may also be a sign of other possible congenital issues in your spine or body so see a spine specialist if symptoms persist ...Read more

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Xray shows small bony fragments on inferior of anterior C5 n C6 vertebrae. Could this cause pain in arm n hands. What does it mean?

Xray shows small bony fragments on inferior of anterior C5 n C6 vertebrae. Could this cause pain in arm n hands. What does it mean?

No: No the bone spurs are in front of the vertebrae, away from the nerves. You could still have a pinched nerve in the neck, it is just that xrays would not typically show that and do an MRI is the test of choice to show nerve impingement in the spine. ...Read more

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I have a vertebral compression fracture, what other surgeries, other than balloon kyphoplasty, is there that could help relieve nerve compression?

I have a vertebral compression fracture, what other surgeries, other than balloon kyphoplasty, is there that could help relieve nerve compression?

Serious: Most compression fractures do not require a surgical intervention for associated nerve compression. If there is serious canal compromise, then a fusion performed either with a corpectomy or laminectomy would be recommended. Of course, there are cases where a kyphoplasty is combined with fusion/laminectomy depending on the best needs of the patient. ...Read more

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Hello sir, my C4 and C5 vertebraes are completed blockedd. Tell me what will I do.

Hello sir, my C4 and C5 vertebraes are completed blockedd.  Tell me what will I do.

Maybe nothing: It depends on exactly what you mean. There is a condition in the neck known as a block vertebrae. In this condition, the disc that is normally present between vertebrae and allows motion is not present, and so the vertebrae are fused together. The condition is not usually associated with pain in and of itself and nothing should or even can be done. It is present since birth. Thank you for you. ...Read more

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What does " the worst portion of encephalomalacia is seen at the mid portion of C5 vertebral body" mean?

?myelomalacia: If spinal cord slightly different term. The description would then mean that there is spinal cord damage at the level of the middle neck near vertebral body c-5, and at that point more damage is apparent than at other levels. ...Read more

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C5/6 a broad based disc protusion with vertebral endplate osteophytes, what to do?

Maybe nothing: Those are fairly common findings, especially for weekend warriors. For patients with symptoms a collar can be effective in the short run. If persistent symptoms or disabilities may require surgery. ...Read more

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My daughters mri showed “focal central fluid signal intensity in the cervical cord at the c5 vertebral body level” , what does that mean?

My daughters mri showed “focal central fluid signal intensity in the cervical cord at the c5 vertebral body level” , what does that mean?

Most likely a-: -syrinx (sp). Can be symptomatic. Way 2 much 2 answer here. I recommend that you Google it & read up about them. Both treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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C5 (Definition)

C5 refers to the fifth vertebra in the neck. The first vertebra is at the base of the skull, so the fifth is in the middle of the neck. Injuries to the spinal cord above this level impair the ...Read more