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Hey all,

I posted here once before, but haven't been back in a while.

Today I had an emg, and the neurologist who administered the test said there was ``C5 activity.'' He proceeded to tell me he thought nerve was pinched at the C5 root. Doesn't that refer to the C4-5 disc level?

The reason I'm confused is, my MRI showed spondylosis at C5-6 and C6-7. So I was baffled as to why C5 would be the one that's ``pinched." I was afraid to ask for fear of offending the doc (he's not the one I usually see).

I would really appreciate it if anyone here had any ideas or has had seemingly conflicting results from tests.

Thanks, Dave
Hi Dave,

You have sponylosis of C5-6 & 6-7 That is one symptom of your illness,the pinched nerve is another!
For example: The pinched nerve is probably the root point of your pain/symptoms..

Hope this helps,

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Spondylosis is a fancy name for wear, that comes with age or injury. the pinched nerve could be do to a bonespur compromising the small hole (foramen) that the nerve runs through. Did the doctor suggest treatment? As you have endplate changes it is common for bonespurs to form.It is the body's way of trying to compensate for boneloss. I have cervical spondylosis with bonespurs I do have a spur that is compromising my nerve route. will see doctor on the 28th to schdule surgery. Also Plan to keep a surgery diary from pre op. to post op. I will post it for all who may be interesting in reading. Hope you feel better soon!
Hi Davy and Dixie,

Thank you both for responding. I have a follow-up consult with my neurologist next Friday, so maybe I'll find out what can be done about this. I have weakness/muscle atrophy all over the left side of my shoulder girdle and upper arm, as well as pain.
I'll let you know how it goes.

Hi Dave,

Yes,please let us know how you get on with your Neuro, and meantime if there is anything I can do to help please don't hesitate.

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