Spinal Cord
Spinal Cord

Spinal Cord

by Craig Canby, PhD

The spinal cord is a complex and important piece of the central nervous system. The anatomy of the spinal cord with various motor, sensory tracts, and neural cell bodies can be overwhelming when first encountered. There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves that find their origin within the spinal cord. These nerves are composed of both a motor component that controls voluntary muscles as well as a sensory component that receives sensory information. Hence lesions of the spinal cord can present in a variety of different ways. It is crucial to understand the basic anatomy for interpreting the clinical presentation of any spinal cord lesion.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:42 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Spinal Cord

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
For his achievements in teaching and research, he received various awards such as the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Canby teaches courses on Anatomy.

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soo clear thank you
By dilara s. on 22. January 2022 for Ascending Pathways: Anterolateral System/Spinothalamic Tract

super clear, thank you very much. especially the graphics are pretty good, very explaining. lecturer explains well too.

Thank you.
By dilara s. on 19. January 2022 for Descending Pathways: Corticospinal Tracts

This was very helpful, pretty neat and clear explanation. Thank you very much.

Love Lecturio!
By Aderonke I. on 18. January 2022 for Spinal Cord

Love Lecturio! The teaching and pictures are awesome! Thank you!

I enjoyed this course very much!!!
By Mohammed S. on 27. September 2021 for Spinal Cord

The complexity of the subject makes it a nightmare to study a reference book or attend a lecture with someone who didn't know what they were doing. Dr. Canby saves so much time and explains the divisions and detailed classifications of the spinal cord with such ease it is impressive. I came across this app a month away from my finals because I didn't understand most of the neurosciences subjects. Trust me, I understood Neurosciences (including neuroanatomy from this course) in just a month way better than all my attempts during the previous 6 months. Very well done course! It integrates the mapping with clinical correlations on the spot and makes everything easy to memorize.