Where does C6/C7 cause pain?

Where does C6/C7 cause pain?

Where does C6/C7 cause pain?

C6-C7 (C7 nerve root): Pain, tingling, and/or numbness may radiate into the hand and middle finger. Weakness may also be felt in the triceps (muscles in the back of the upper arm), finger extensors, and other muscles. The C6-C7 disc is commonly considered the most likely to herniate in the cervical spine.

What muscles are affected by C6-C7?

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. C7 helps control the triceps (the large muscle on the back of the arm that straightens the elbow) and wrist extensor muscles.

What causes narrowing of C6 and C7?

Spondylosis. Spondylosis or chronic degeneration of the vertebrae, disc, and other structures in the spine is common at the C6-C7 level. Spondylosis may result in stenosis or the narrowing of the intervertebral foramina or spinal canal due to the formation of bone spurs (osteophytes).

What nerve exits between C6 and C7?

C7 spinal nerve. The C7 spinal nerve exits through the intervertebral foramen between the C6 and C7 vertebrae. This nerve has a sensory root and a motor root.

What helps pain from C6 and C7?

Both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications are used to treat pain stemming from C6-C7. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids, tramadol, and/or corticosteroids are a few examples of pain-relieving medications that may be used.

What nerve exits at C6 C7?

What does C1 C7 control?

C1-C7 (cervical vertebrae): C1 through C7 are the symbols for the cervical (neck) vertebrae, the upper 7 vertebrae in the spinal column (the vertebral column). C1 is called the atlas. It supports the head and is named for the Greek god Atlas who was condemned to support the earth and its heavens on his shoulders.