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

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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
You're very welcome. If you're in Pittsburgh get a referral and go up to the Department of Neurosurgery/Spine Surgery and be seen please.
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