Bone spur in neck can't lift arms to a T with Deltoid muscles

by Kathy
(Huntington Beach CA)

Uncovertebral joint injury affects the nerve root

Uncovertebral joint injury affects the nerve root

Bone spur in neck can't lift arms to a T with Deltoid muscles invites the question whether it's due to pain or weakness.

I was in a mva. Rear-ended. I have lumbar L 5 disc protrusion and CS uncovertebral bone spur. And posterior disk bulge 2 to 3 mm at C5 C6. Could these things be caused from rear-ended mva? I can't raise my arms to a T and higher and I walk slowly with sacro pain? Please help? MRI didn't mention nerve damage but said the bone spur is severe to flow? Age related? I think it got broken as I was looking over to my left. Thank you, Kathleen

Hello Kathleen,
Was the accident recent? That uncovertebral spur is from an injury many years in the past, but of course could have been aggravated by a recent MVA.

Is raising your arms restricted by pain or weakness? There's a big difference. Did the doctor test reflexes and skin sensation for pin prick?

Do movements of your neck provoke anything in your arms?

I'm afraid MVAs almost always leave their mark on you. Better get it treated now, rather than wait until it's chronic and far more difficult to manage; it won't be easy with both your neck and lower back affected.

Dr B


»
» Bone spur in neck can't lift arms to a T with Deltoid muscles




Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Chiropractic help Questions (Neck pain).





Did you find this page useful? Then perhaps forward it to a suffering friend. Better still, Tweet or Face Book it.