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Spinal Symptoms:

Where Does That Pain Come From?

Chapter 7

Cervical Radiculopathy: Hand and Arm Pain
Herniated disks and nerve canal stenosis in the neck most commonly affect the C5 root causing shoulder pain, the C6 root causing thumb and second digit pain, or the C7 root causing pain into the middle finger. Other cervical dermatomes are only rarely affected by degenerative disease in the neck.