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Can C5-C6, mild left-paracentral broad-based disc bulge & C6-C7, mild broad-based disc bulge cause arm & wrist pain? Tingling scalp & forehead? Help!

Yes to arm issues. You do describe abnormalities in the neck that could cause pain and numbness of the arm/hand. However, if you are having specific joint pain that that is most likely not caused by the neck problems. Your scalp and forehead symptoms are most not likely caused by the neck problems and you need to discuss this with a medical provider. You may require a CT or MRI of the head to be complete. Good luck. Read more...

Would a C5-C6, mild left paracentral broad-based disc bulge & C6-C7, mild broad-based disc bulge cause arm/wrist pain? Tingling scalp? Help & thanks.

Possibly arm pain. A disc bulge at these levels can cause nerve irritation. C6 nerve pain can run down the arm on the thumb side and to the thumb. C7 nerve pain often involves the middle of the top of the forearm, wrist and the 2nd/3rd fingers. The scalp tingling is less likely to be from these disc issues. This could be occipital neuralgia. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes. Read more...

Would a C5-C6, mild left paracentral broad-based disc bulge & C6-C7, mild broad-based disc bulge cause arm/wrist pain? I'm hurting bad. Help!

It could. You need to see your physician. You may benefit from Cervical traction or epidural injections but you need evaluation to correlate with the imaging and then best course forward. Depending on the intensity of the nerve compression i if there is nerve compression will direct your therapy. Your symptoms may not be related to the discs but that is where the evaluaiton will decide. Read more...

Would C5-C6, mild left paracentral broad-based disc bulge and C6-C7, mild broad-based disc bulge cause arm/wrist pain? It's constant. Thanks.

Arm pain. C5 regularly irradiates in the 5th finger ( little finger). Check with a neurologist and with a pain doctor. If cervical epidural injection with local anesthetics and corticoids do not solve the problem, then the intervention of a neurosurgeon is warranted. Read more...

C5-C6, mild left paracentral broad-based disc bulge is present C6-C7, mild broad-based disc bulge is present. Would this cause pain in the arms and wrist? Thanks-

Radiculopathy? Looking at what you presented in isolation, it could be that he disc bulges are compressing the nerves as they exist the spine en route to the arms and hands. This is called "cervical radiculopathy". There could be other possibilities, though. . Read more...

C5-C6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge cause arm pain/tingling? Scalp tingling?

Dermatomes. A dermatome map will demonstrate that the C5/6 herniation can cause tingling, numbness, weakness in your biceps. Your scalp however contains dermatomes from C1,2 and the three branches of the Trigeminal Nerve VI-III. You need an MRI of the Head/neck. See Neurology please. Any difficulty breathing please call 911 and go to the ER. Cervical roots 3, 4, 5 feed your diaphragm, can't breathe if pinched. Read more...