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All The Facts About Cervical Disc Disorder At The C5-C6 Level


Cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 with a diffused degenerative disc bulge.

Around 9 out of 10 people are affected by cervical disc disorder. [1]

- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Can be acute or chronic in most cases
- Can affect anyone

Cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level is a diffused degenerative disc bulge compressing the thecal sac and both the nerve roots and causes the indentation of the spinal cord. It is a common cause of the neck pain and the radiating arm pain which can happen mostly to anyone. The cushioning disc which is present in the cervical spine can break down due to prolonged cases of wear and tear and often lead to Cervical disc disorder at the C5-C6 level.

Ages affected - Between 20 - 30 - Often; between 30 - 40 - more often; 40 and above - fewer


Symptoms may include increased pain while doing different activities like bending or twisting the spine. A giving out sensation is caused by the spinal instability where the neck and the back portions are felt like they are not anymore able to give support.

People may experience
Pain areas – Neck, spine, shoulders.
Inflammation – burning sensation in the spinal cord is common
Swelling – excessive pain can cause swelling


Self Care: For pain in the back or spinal cord, try resting with a cushion on the back. Restricting all the activities for a day or so and taking complete rest can help.

Medications: Anti-inflammatory drugs can be used for swelling or controlling inflammation
Specialists: For other kinds, consult a specialist. At mfine, we are here for your service and to offer you a wide range of offers so that you can stay completely healthy.

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