C5-6 osteophyte/disc complex symptoms

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C5-6 osteophyte/disc complex symptoms
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  • Sparky10
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    Can a C5-6 disc ostophyte/disc complex cause muscle spasms and severe tightness with debilitating pain throughout the back from the top of the shoulder blade all the way down to the hip?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    If you have significant nerve compression with your C5-6 disc ostophyte/disc complex, then the answer is yes. The most common referral area for this nerve (C6) is the top of the shoulder to the mid shoulder. With severe pain, it can radiate occasionally down to the hip.

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    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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