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nerve root

one of two bundles of nerve fibers (posterior and anterior roots) emerging from the spinal cord that join to form a single segmental (mixed) spinal nerve; some cranial nerves are similarly formed by the union of two roots, in particular the trigeminal nerve (CN V).

nerve root

the part of a nerve adjacent to the center to which it is connected.
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nerve root

the points at which a spinal nerve arises from the spinal cord. Each has two roots: a DORSAL ROOT and a VENTRAL ROOT.

nerve root

(nĕrv rūt)
One of two bundles of nerve fibers emerging from the spinal cord that join to form a single segmental (mixed) spinal nerve.
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Given that the IVF is a narrow closed space, there is little chance for the swelling to escape, so it remains in the IVF, further compressing the nerve root.
The H-wave, or H-reflex, which is predominantly used to test the S1 nerve roots, has also shown utility in LSS diagnostics.
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After treatment, California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic patients enjoy substantially relieved pressure on the nerve roots, leading to a reduction in pain, numbness and weakness in the legs.
The researchers have even given it a name: Salon Sink Radiculopathy, or injury to nerve roots leading from the spinal cord to the extremities.
The new procedure consists of an advanced, image-guided injection of umbilical cord matrix stem cells into the patient's nerve roots at the point where they exit the spinal cord.
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Osteoarthritis of the spinal bones in the neck, where bony outgrowths press on the nerve roots to your arm and your hand.
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As a result, the vertebrae tend to develop little bony growths at the edges which can press on nerve roots supplying the arm and hand.
Lumbar spine vertebral disc herniation compresses nerve roots and results in lower back pain, radicular pain or numbness in the legs.