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Question by  ABracken (16)

What is chronic ligament instability at C4-5?


Answer by  shijo (861)

Ligaments in the cervical neck region (C4-C5)is instable. This may lead to compression of nerves in this level. You must consult a physical therapist with an MRI scan.


Answer by  MathWiz (1408)

C4-5 are the vertabrae at your neck/shoulder area. Ligaments keep your bones from moving back and forth and all around so you don't break them. With chronic ligament instability the ligaments are torn or stretched, causing pain or swelling. You might even be able to crack or pop the joints.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Ligament instability occures when ligaments connecting the bones to each other become loose. When the ligament tissue connecting the fourth and the fifth cervical vertebrae becomes loose, it results in chronic ligament instability at c4-5.


Answer by  elynne (1153)

Without being a neruosurgeon. I would say that the statement means you have a longterm weakness in the muscles of your neck roughly at the pint of your shoulders


Answer by  Kath (1537)

C4 and C5 are cervical discs Ligaments connecting bones to each other become loose. You really would need an MRI to make sure this is the problem.


Answer by  RRGKK (412)

Ligament instability is loose ligaments. They are longer than they should be and this causes them to be ineffective in stabilizing the joint. The area of C4-C5 is in the mid-lower section of you neck. This can cause pain and leave you prone to injury. Surgery is an option, but unless you have an injury, is usually not reccomended.

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