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Pinched Nerve C6 C7
2 yr ago after some physical work at home. My neck hurt. Got MRI. Pinched nerve C6-C7. Index and middle finger on lt hand were numb for 2 wks. Now I have muscle cramps on latissimus dorsi, triceps, and flexor carpi ulnaris muscles.?
Nerve entrapment: You may have entrapment. I would suggest you see the appropriate physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...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
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
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
What can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck at levelc5 c6? How can a nerve get pinched in that area? I just had a positive EMG. Please help
Several things: Time is biggest healer -90% resolve with no surgery. Lifestyle changes, not smoking & regular exercise are important & can be learned in physical therapy. Some people like to use inversion tables for traction or try acupuncture or even chiropractic. Medication & epidural steroid injections can be considered if no medical reasons not to use. Disc herniations have multiple causes. ...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
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
Pinched nerve in neck (C6) including pain and left thumb and forearm numbess. Going for EMG in a few weeks but what can be done beforehand to help make the pain and numbness go away?
Massage therapy: There might be certain positional components to your daily routine that worsen or exacerbate this pinched nerve or " cervical radiculopathy". Try to tilt your head the opposite side from your limb numbness to see if it improves. Typically manual medicine such as physical therapy, certain forms of chiropractic therapy and massage are helpful. ...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
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
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?
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
Does a pinched nerve C7 pressured on the root by a herniated disc will damage muscles that it support in the arm and hand?
It can: Severe nerve injury can lead to the muscles wasting away from disuse and lack of neural input. ...Read more
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
Can C6-C7 nerve impingement cause permanent damage I've had the pain for 10 years it's only recently been diagnosed. Cervical epidural recommended?
Get a diagnosis: Need to get a dx first. Does the pain radiate into the arm? numbness and tingling? MRI or X-ray to r/o infection or tumor and is none a cervical epidural can be offered (indication: neck pain with pain radiation into upper extremity. If no radicular pain, no epidural. Permanent damage usually follows constant neurological symptoms, numbers tingling weakness. ...Read more
I had CDRC5/C6, C6/C7. large herniated discspinched nerve. Radiculapathy pain through right arm severely but now still having some arm pain is this norm?
Varies: Some patients can wake up in recovery room after their surgery with immediate and complete relief in their arm pain. For a variety of reasons, some patients can still have some pain in the arm postoperatively, which should resolve usually by 2-4 weeks postop. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more
4 months ago, MRI shows moderate bilateral foraminal stenosis at c6/c7 touching nerve roots. Now, no tingling sensation. Disc still touching nerve?
Maybe.: What you can say is that it is not touching it enough to cause symptoms. That is the most important part. ...Read more
Please help. Thoracic foraminal stenosis, hemangioma within t5, c6/c7 disc anteriorally touch cord lft vent nerve displace v.E narrowing.
Pplease see below: Please be more specific. What are your symptoms? ...Read more
My mom's MRI report: "stenosis of left c6/7 intervertebral foramen due to a disc fragment causing compression of left C7 nerve root." is this serious?
Depends - but can be: Serious is relative - but she should definitely see a neurologist and have a thorough neurologic exam. Hopefully the report says whether it's mild, moderate, or severe. Metismd can help if you need a second opinion... ...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
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
Lordosis, herniations, stenosis at c6/c7. Nerve pain in arms. PT didn't help. Steroid injections only bilateral facet gave relief for 1 week. Prognosis?
Now U need 2 C-: -a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained spine surgeon. ...Read more