this degenerative disc disease could definitely be what is causing your symptoms at the c5-6 level the narrowing of the foramen (hole where nerves run) is what is most concerning
if over time this impinges on signals to the nerve to the arm/hand then you may develop muscle wasting
the way to know peripherally how much damage is being done/has been done is with a neurologist or pain specialist who does EMGs-these are tests for specific impingment on nerve
the traction is fine
physical therapy may be a good additive (can request through neuro) to help the muscle of the neck support the discs to not worsen the process-chiro should know these results to try to stay away from correcting areas of weakness, but may help
I've been to a neurologist. The tests he gave me showed no nerve damage, impingment.
I still am very active.....yard work, grand kids, play golf and competitive softball at age 60. Can these activities be resumed without fear of further damage?
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