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Physical findings associated with each spinal level Root Pain Weakness Sensory Reflex distribution loss loss C5 Lateral upper Deltoid Lateral Biceps arm upper arm reflex C6 Lateral forearm Biceps, Thumb and Supinator Thumb, index brachioradialis index (+biceps) finger Wrist extensors finger reflex C7 Posterior arm, Triceps, wrist Posterior Triceps middle finger flexors forearm, reflex index and middle finger C8 Medial forearm, Intrinsic hand Little Triceps small finger muscles, finger reflex abductors, finger extension
The surgeon woke up essentially free of nerve root pain.
Spinal neuropathic pain involves longstanding back and radicular pain (nerve root pain, predominantly in the limbs) caused by scar or inflammatory tissue around the nerve roots.