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Doctor insights on: Where Are C5 And C6 On The Spine Located

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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Could a c4-c5, c5-c6, c6 -c7 laminectomy destabilize the spine? Flex X-rays were normal

No: No, if done correctly a cervical laminectomy does not sacrifice the stability if the spine. This is because the lrimary posterior stabilizers of the cervical spine are the facet joints, and they are not resected in a laminectomy. ...Read more

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Would a surgeon recommend Moderate-Severe Cervical Spine Stenosis @(c5-7) and kyphosis (c6) that is not symptomatic or slightly symptomatic?

Would a surgeon recommend Moderate-Severe Cervical Spine Stenosis @(c5-7) and kyphosis (c6) that is not symptomatic or slightly symptomatic?

Need second opinion: not sure what you mean? is he recommending surgery for this with no symptoms? maybe he sees something of danger that could happen like an aneurysm ready to blow ,[not there just example] so if so get another neurosurgeons opinion before going forth . never smoke , that kills you and ability to heal ...Read more

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What does "mri neck spine w/o dye" image or cover? Does above image or look for c5/c6 disc herniation?If it does, is MRI dye used for better accuracy?

MRI: Mri of the neck/cervical spine examines the entire cervical spine and will detect abnormalities at c5-c6. Contrast is used to detect infection, tumor or prior cervical spine surgery, but is no more accurate for a bulging disc. ...Read more

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I had MRI cervical spine w&w/o contrast. Impression says: c6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & c5-6. Pls explain?

I had MRI cervical spine w&w/o contrast. Impression says: c6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & c5-6. Pls explain?

Cervical Spine MRI: The findings identify degeneration of the discs in the cervical spine causing compression of two hole in your spine (c5-6, c6-7). If you are having left arm pain, this may be the cause. Otherwise the findings are a normal progression of spinal wear and tear of a 56 yo spine. Please review the findings with the physician who ordered the MRI or a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. ...Read more

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My spine has straight alignment C6/C5 disc space is narrowed ... The subarticular surface between them has some bone sclerosis more of C5 which neck support should I use?

My spine has straight alignment C6/C5 disc space is narrowed ... The subarticular surface between them has some bone sclerosis more of C5 which neck support should I use?

Symptoms??: There are no perfect neck supports. Wearing neck collars weakens the neck muscles so they should only be worn as a last resort to diminish neck muscle spasms and removed after 1-2 weeks to prevent atrophy of the muscles. You should see you doctor and determine if you would benefit from PT to strengthen those neck muscles.much depends on symptoms sine we don't treat XRays or MRI scans ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's slight narrowing of c5-c6 intervertebral disc in cervical-spine xray result?

Mild arthritis: What u describe is mild arthritis, the key issue is if u have any radicular symptoms that is to say...Numbness in your hand or weakness then it needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Recent MRI of cervical spine shows spinal cord swelling at c5- C6 , had acdf sugery in sept. Why is there still swellinh?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. It still might be residual from what you had before surgery, there may be continued compression, or have been a surgical complication. Your surgeon would be the best to interpret the meaning of the study based upon your individual case. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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