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NERVE ROOT RELATIONSHIP TO FORAMEN

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NERVE ROOT RELATIONSHIP TO FORAMEN

1. In the cervical spine the exiting nerve root corresponds to the vertebra below. E.g. C1/2 => C2 nerve root; C3/4 => C4 nerve root.

2. In the rest of the spine the exiting nerve root corresponds to the vertebra above. E.g. T3/4 => T3 nerve root; L1/2 => L1 nerve root.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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