Pain by Location
When a nerve becomes pinched in the cervical region of the spine it is often referred to as a pinched nerve in the neck. Although not everyone is the same, the following is a list of symptoms commonly felt in relation to where the nerve is pinched.
Pinched nerve at C5 – This can cause shoulder pain, deltoid weakness, and possibly a small area of numbness in the shoulder. Physical exam of a patient’s biceps reflex may be diminished.
Pinched nerve at C6 – This can cause weakness in the biceps and wrist extensors, and pain/numbness that runs down the arm to the thumb. The brachioradialis reflex (mid-forearm) may also be diminished.
Pinched nerve at C7 – This can cause pain/numbness that runs down the arm to the middle finger. On physical exam, the triceps reflex may be diminished.
Pinched nerve at C8 – This can cause hand dysfunction (this nerve supplies innervation to the small muscles of the hand). Pain or numbness can run to the outside of the hand (little finger) and impair its reflex.
Shoulder pain. Conceptual computer artwork showing pain (represented as the red area) in the shoulders. The bones (white) of the upper torso and neck are shown within an outline (blue) of this part of the body.
Depending on the underlying cause of your pinched nerve the procedure used to correct it can differ. LSI offers procedures such as a Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy, a Foraminotomy or Laminotomy which are aimed at correcting the problem, by releasing the affected nerve. The professional staff at LSI have performed these procedures hundreds of times allowing their patients to take back control of their lives.
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