Educational video defining disc herniation and neck discomfort of the cervical spinal column.
Cervical disc herniation occurs most regularly at the degree of C6-C7. It also takes place at C5-C6. The client whines of neck pain due to nerve root inflammation with discomfort emitting to the ipsilateral top extremity.
The patient will certainly complain of paresthesia, weakness, as well as tingling. Coughing, sneezing and neck activity will certainly enhance the pain.
Assessment of the patient is very important. Each nerve entailed will reveal its result on the motor, power, sensation, and also reflexes.
Herniated disc C3-C4 bulge (impacts C4 nerve root).
– C4 sensory.
– The diaphragm is supplied mainly by C4.
Herniated disc C4-C5 bulge (influences nerve root C5).
– Sensory C5.
– C5 arms reflex.
– Motor C5 deltoid, C5-C6 arm joint flexion.
Herniated disc C5-C6 lump (affects nerve root C6).
– Sensory C6.
– C6 brachioradialis reflex.
– C6 wrist extension (Extensor carpi radialis longus & brevis).
Herniated disc C6-C7 bulge (influences nerve origin C7).
– Motor C7: arm joint expansion, wrist flexion, finger extension.
– Reflexes C7: triceps muscles reflex.
Herniated disc C7-T1 lump (affects nerve origin C8).
– Sensory C8.
– C8 finger flexion.
– No reflexes.
Herniated disc T1-T2 lump (affects nerve root T1).
– Sensory T1.
– T1 interossei muscle mass.
– No reflexes.
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