spinal root

spinal root

n.
Any of the roots of the accessory nerve that arise from the ventrolateral part of the first five segments of the spinal cord.
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There were 1/20 patients that had bilateral findings, while only 2/1 reported having bilateral symptoms that supports SEPs having a higher sensitivity in detecting spinal root compression secondary to spinal stenosis.
Contrast enhancement in the spinal root at the lumbosacral level was revealed by magnetic resonance imaging.
Instead, instrumentation increases the intervertebral distance to predisease height, allows complete and longer lasting spinal root decompression, and maintains lordosis of the lumbar spine.
Her doctor diagnosed sciatica - caused by a disc pressing on the spinal root of the sciatic nerve - and prescribed pain-killers
Unfortunately the building is not site-specific; its spinal root goes from nowhere to nowhere, and although it speaks of protection, its height entrains rain (which in New South Wales usually comes at 45[degrees] as it is accompanied by wind).
Used for research, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy in a range of nervous and psychiatric disorders, magnetic stimulation is able to stimulate the human cortex, spinal roots and peripheral nerves.
As we continue down into the thoracic spine, it is here that we find the t1 t2 spinal roots go to the heart and lungs, further down it goes to the gall bladder, stomach, pancreas, and then again further down to the intestines, bladder sexual organs, rectum and kidneys.
His main achievements began in 1896 when he traced the cutaneous distribution of the posterior spinal roots and in 1897 discovered the synapse in the brain.
For example, cauda equina syndrome is a partial or complete loss of control of the bowel or bladder and sometimes sexual function; it is due to compression of the collection of spinal roots that descend from the lower part of the spinal cord and occupy the vertebral canal below the cord.
On microscopic examination, in addition to considerable thickening and redundancy of vessels in the subarachnoid space and along the intradural parts of the spinal roots, there is also extensive demyelination and necrosis of the cord.
Referred pain from the diaphragm is usually experienced in the shoulder due to commonly shared spinal roots in the cervical cord serving both the shoulder and the phrenic nerve.