Where is C5 C6 disc located?

Where is C5 C6 disc located?

Where is C5 C6 disc located?

cervical spine
The C5-C6 vertebrae are located in the lower portion of the cervical spine (upper back and neck). The role of the intervertebral discs is to provide cushioning between the individual vertebra of the spine, to help evenly distribute force throughout the spine, and to facilitate spinal flexibility.

What nerves are affected by C5 C6 herniation?

A c5-c6 herniated disc can affect the nerves that control the muscles in the arms, neck, shoulders, hands as well as the head, eyes, ears, or thyroid gland. Symptoms in these areas in addition to pain in the neck is very common with c5-c6 disc herniations.

Where do you feel C5 C6 pain?

C5-C6 (C6 nerve root): Pain, tingling, and/or numbness may be felt in the thumb side of the hand. Weakness may also be experienced in the biceps (muscles in the front of the upper arms) and wrist extensor muscles in the forearms. The C5-C6 disc is one of the most common to herniate.

What area does C5 and C6 control?

The C5 dermatome covers the outer part of the upper arm down to about the elbow. C6 helps control the wrist extensors (muscles that control wrist extension) and also provides some innervation to the biceps. The C6 dermatome covers the thumb side of the hand and forearm.

Can C5 C6 affect legs?

An injury to the spinal cord at the C5-C6 level may cause pain, weakness, or paralysis in the arms and/or legs.

How long does C5 C6 take to heal?

Usually, you can return to light activities around two weeks afterwards and it will take around six weeks to recover in full.

Can C5-C6 affect legs?

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Can C5 and C6 cause headaches?

It has been reported that pain from the C2-3 and C3-4 cervical facet joints can radiate to the occipital area, frontotemporal and even periorbital regions. Even pathology in C5 or C6 nerve roots have been reported to cause headache.