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Spinal Cord Segments and Spinal Nerves

by Craig Canby, PhD
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    The lecture Spinal Cord Segments and Spinal Nerves by Craig Canby, PhD is from the course Spinal Cord.


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    1. It is divided into more cervical levels than the actual number of cervical vertebrae.
    2. It contains 8 cervical vertebrae.
    3. The number of cervical spinal nerves is less than the number of cervical vertebrae.
    4. The number of cervical vertebrae and cervical spinal nerves are the same.
    5. It gives rise to 7 pairs of cervical spinal nerves.
    1. Spinal nerves C1-C7 arise from above the corresponding vertebrae, but spinal nerve C8 originates from below the C7 vertebra.
    2. The cervical segment of spinal cord gives rise to 7 pairs of spinal nerves.
    3. The coccygeal segment is the most inferior one and gives rise to 4 spinal nerves.
    4. The sacral segment of spinal cord gives rise to only 1 pair of spinal nerve.
    5. The number of spinal nerves and the vertebrae in the vertebral column are equal.
    1. Lumbar region – 7 spinal nerve pairs
    2. Sacral region—5 spinal nerve pairs
    3. Coccygeal region—1 spinal nerve pair
    4. Cervical region—8 spinal nerve pairs
    5. Thoracic region—12 spinal nerve pairs

    Author of lecture Spinal Cord Segments and Spinal Nerves

     Craig Canby, PhD

    Craig Canby, PhD


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