C5-6 Disc Herniation with Spinal Nerve Root Compression and Resultant Arm Pain - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
C5-6 intervertebral disc compressing the spinal nerve root, resulting in arm pain and numbness witha subsequent surgical repair via discectomy (diskectomy) and spinal fusion surgery. Labels include annulus fibrosis, nucleus pulposus, nerve root and spinal cord. Surgical steps: A. An incision is made to expose the cervical vertebrae; B. The C5-6 disc material and vertebral end plates are removed; C. The extruded disc fragments and osteophytes are removed; D. A depiction of the spinal fusion.