Top
30
Doctor insights on: Retrolisthesis Of C5 On C6

Share
Dr. Linda Callaghan
360 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What is the treatment for someone who has retrolisthesis and anterolisthesis in c5-c6?

What is the treatment for someone who has retrolisthesis and anterolisthesis in c5-c6?

Not clear: It is not possible to have both retrolisthesis and anterolisthesis at the same disc level. Typically, either of these problems can be caused by disc or facet degeneration or both. ...Read more

3

3
52 yrs old. Diagnosis arthritis c5-6 and c6-7. minimal retrolisthesis c5 on c6. Can this be causing the facial tingling? Will chiropractic help?

52 yrs old. Diagnosis arthritis c5-6 and c6-7. minimal retrolisthesis c5 on c6. Can this be causing the facial tingling? Will chiropractic help?

Possibly no chiro: Possibly as the pressure on the spinal cord may effect the pathway for the trigeminal spinal nucleus that sends sensory information about facial sensation including pain.
It is more likely that you would have radiating sensory changes to your thumb and first finger than facial tingling.
Get a neurosurgery consult prior to chiropractics ...Read more

4

4
C5-c6 retrolisthesis. C6-c7 anterolisthesis. C7-t1 anterolistesis. Mo mass or stenosis at level of frrml magnum. Min cord deformity. Suggestions?

C5-c6 retrolisthesis. C6-c7 anterolisthesis. C7-t1 anterolistesis. Mo mass or stenosis at level of frrml magnum. Min cord deformity. Suggestions?

Could be fairly -: -normal unless you are having symptoms that match the findings. If so see a fellowship trained spine surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

5

5
Xray report: reversal of cervical lordosis. Calcification posterior to c5 spinous process.1mm retrolisthesis at c5c6.mild spondyloctic changes greatest at c5c6. Can you plz explain these findings?

Xray report: reversal of cervical lordosis. Calcification posterior to c5 spinous process.1mm retrolisthesis at c5c6.mild spondyloctic changes greatest at c5c6. Can you plz explain these findings?

Not with word limit: I will try.
I can tell you that most of what you reported is not a big consequence. The reversal can be seen with a stiff neck. Ca++ posterior to C5 is likely calcific tendinitis. 1mm retrolithesis is too small to worry about. Spondylitic changes are part of aging and degenerative process in the spine and is very common. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
I was diagnosed with arthitis to my c5&c6.Will injections help?

I was diagnosed with arthitis to my c5&c6.Will injections help?

It depend were: If you mean epidural injection which done under x-ray guidance, I believe it could help. ...Read more

8

8
What is myelomalacia in the cord at the level of c5-c6 disc? How is it treated?

See a neurosurgeon: Usually this is caused by an old or active injury to the spinal cord. Most common cause is from a disc herniation/bulge. Subtle signs of spinal cord compression are fine motor skill problems of the hands such as difficulty with buttoning buttons and also mild difficulty with walking. You should go see a neurosurgeon to help decide if there is active compression. ...Read more

9

9
What do studies show in revelation to adjacent segment problems due to a C5 C6 C6 c7 fusion?

Please repost: You are asking about something that happened after a 2-level fusion but according to your history, you did not have a fusion. Please repost with a clarification. ...Read more

10

10
I have lost of normal t2 disc signal intensity is especially at c4-5, c5-6 and c6-7, what exactly does the mean?

Normal disk: Has high water content which lights up bright on MRI and when it degenerates, it loses water, becomes dark and loses the t2 signal on the MRI which 'sees' water as white. ...Read more

11

11
I have lost of normal t2 disc signal intensity is especially at c4-5, c5-6 and c6-7, what exactly does that mean?

Probably Degen Disc: Loss of disc t2w signal indicates drying out, loss of some water content, commonly seen with intervertebral disc degenerative changes. ...Read more

13

13
I am suffering from disc protrusion at c5-6 and c6-7 it is extremely painful with both my shoulders extremely stiff. Please suggest?

Cervical Disk: 60-70% of cervical disk herniations will improve to a tolerable or complete relief of pain with time. Pain will resolve in the first 8 weeks for many patients. Rest, nonsteroidal medications, and physical therapy is the first line of treatment. Steroid injections are an invasive treatment before surgical considerations. If weakness of the arm is present, surgery is more pressing. ...Read more

14

14
I've had 2 herniated discs (specifically c5/6 & c6/7) in the last six years. I have a large chest. Is it possible that this is the cause?

No the disc: Herniations did not cause the large chest nor did the large chest result in the disc herniations but the extra load on the neck could aggravate your symptoms there. ...Read more

15

15
What is cord edema at c5-6 and c6-7?

What is cord edema at c5-6 and c6-7?

Exactly what it says: It is swelling of the spinal cord in the cervical areas mentioned. A better question is what is causing the edema. ...Read more

16

16
How bad is a disc bulging between C5 and c6?

How bad is a disc bulging between C5 and c6?

Cervicsl: Cervical disc bulging needs closer attention than lumbar disc bulginess. Make sure you see your doctor, and have neurosurgeon see you. ...Read more

17

17
C5 C6 chronic degenerative changes, what to do?

And?: Sorry, but the equipment is 40 years old--some wear and tear is bound to happen. May be incidental, may stay same for next 60 years, or may progress to need for spine surgery in future. If not having pain in neck or upper extremities, remain active without overdoing it. Discuss with your Dr your concerns and eat healthy. Absent other symptoms, only time will tell. ...Read more

18

18
I hurt my back in 2010. Can this be the cause of my restrolisthesis of C5 on c6?

Probably not: The retrolisthesis at c5/6 is a common finding in degenerative disc disease and probably wasn't caused by your injury. ...Read more

19

19
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

20

20
Can C5 C6 cause lymph nodes to swell?

Can C5 C6 cause lymph nodes to swell?

Anatomy not a cause: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

21

21
What does CSF is completely effaced at C5-C6 mean?

Read on!: There are 7 cervical vertebrae It means that the disc between C5 and C6 has pressed on the space that has the CSF in it (SUBARACHNOID SPACE) By itself it does not mean much One has to take the symptoms and signs into consideration ...Read more

22

22
Disc bulge at c5 c6 did every thing still in pain why?

Disc bulge at c5 c6 did every thing still in pain why?

See below: Bulging discs are seen in normal individuals. As we age we lose the fluid in our discs which makes them more susceptible wearing out. As pressure is applied to these discs they start to bulge a little. While you may have pain from the disc there are other potential causes including pain from the neck muscles, joints, or ligaments. ...Read more

23

23
How can a surgeon identify a unsuccessful C5&c6 fusion?

Radiographically: If xrays or CT show good bone fomration and do not move on flexion and extension films, you are fused. If there is poor bone formation and/or movement on flexion and extension you are not fused. If you have no pain even without fusion which is possible then you do not need surgery for an unsuccessful fusion. You should consider revision sugary with unsuccessful fusion only if you have pain. ...Read more

25

25
What to do if I'm 60 years old and having C5 and C6 surgery should I start disabitily retirement?

What to do if I'm 60 years old and having C5 and C6 surgery should I start disabitily retirement?

Ask financial planne: When & whether to start taking disability vs retirement is a question best addressed by your financial planner. Good luck w/your surgery. ...Read more

26

26
My emg result as come back saying I have chronic denervation in my C5 and c6, what does this mean??

My emg result as come back saying I have chronic denervation in my C5 and c6, what does this mean??

Old nerve damage: The EMG, where a needle is inserted into muscle tells the doctor how healthy the muscles are and if they are getting enough nerve signal. If there is early nerve damage then the muscle at rest will make noises, while if the damage is chronic then the muscle will be quiet at rest. Chronic damage will also sound different when the muscle is contracted. This allows the doc to tell when damage was ...Read more

28

28
Husband wore kevlar helmet for 22 years being infantry could this cause issues with C4 C5 c6? Along with his many back issues?

Unlikely: Back and neck pain degenerative issues are quite common. Kevlar, body armor, and weight bearing loads do not help, but are unlikely the direct cause of these problems. ...Read more

29

29
Herniated C5 and C6 with spinal cord compression that is severe, what to do?

Spinal cord compress: If the compression is "severe" and you are symptomatic then you need to seriously consider getting the disc that has herniated removed surgically. A consultation with a neurosurgeon would be very helpful here. ...Read more

30

30
What causes pain/spasms by the shoulder blades 1 week after a C5-C6 C6-C7 ACDF?

What causes pain/spasms by the shoulder blades 1 week after a C5-C6 C6-C7 ACDF?

The neck is angry @: -the insult both from before the surg from pain & now insulted again by the surg. Its response from these, more so the fusion is also pain & the neck tries 2 stabilize itself by muscle tightening or spasms. The trapezius is a large posterior stabilizer that has large attachments to the scapula & hence the pain. Also pain is referred from those levels 2 that area. Google trapezius & see. ...Read more