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Can pinched nerves cause atrophy in forearm?

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: I have a question pending but didnt ask it quite correctly - i have pinched nerves at c5-c6 and c6-c7 - allegedly severe at c6 - could this cause atrophy of forearm or thenar?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist and would try my best to help you.

Pinched nerves at C5-C6 and C6-C7 would affect C6 and C7 nerves. These two nerves innervate forearm and hand muscles. Therefore, it is possible to get atrophy of forearm and thenar muscles due to pinched nerves at those levels.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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