Our expert says:
OK between the vertebrae number 5 and number 6 the disc is narrower than it should be. Look at the picture under "Foramen" at http://www.accuspinadenver.com/glossary.html
You'll see that the nerve comes out from the spine between the vertebrae in a round hole. If the disc is narrowed, this hole gets smaller and starts pinching the nerve, which causes the symptoms. You also have some arthritis changes in the bone which can cause growths also pressing in on the hole.(spur formation)Traction may help (by a physiotherapist) or otherwise you may need to see an orthopedic specialist for an operation, if physio does not help.
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