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c5-6 query

beewoobbeewoo Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I am involved with the 3rd episode in last year of nerve impingment due to bone spur at nerve root foreman. Lots of pain in right shoulder and arm. The strange thing is that this time, 3 weeks into this episode, when I stand up after sitting I get a seering pain down my arm. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Can't figure out how standing up irritates it so much. thanks in advance.


  • Welcome to Spine Health Beewoo! There is a search box that can be of major help for further questions, or more in-depth research.

    When my C5/6 was going (a little bit of spurs, but more disk causes) bad, I did have differences in my arm between sitting and standing. I am guess that since many times when we stand our neck is held straighter, and our arms are down by our body, where as sitting the elbows are more bent, and as such, less or different stresses on the neck and related muscle and bone support?

    Example... If I raised my arms horizontal while sitting I would get pain down my arm, but only to the elbow. Standing I got it down to my thumb and part of my index finger! So there is some sort of change - my guess again in short, posture and loading not to mention overall body is positioned differently for sitting/standing. I hope you feel better. Please keep us posted. Take care, and again Welcome!!! :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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