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Back Brain and Nerves Degenerative Nerve Diseases

Degenerative Nerve Diseases

Specialized Nerve Tests: EMG, NCV and SSEP

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Introduction
The spinal cord is the thick, whitish bundle of nerve tissue that extends from the lowest part of the brain down through the spinal column. In humans, spinal nerves branch off from the spinal cord to various parts of the body. There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves which are grouped according to where they leave the spinal column. There are eight pairs of neck (cervical) nerves, 12 pairs of upper back (thoracic) nerves, five pairs of lower back (lumbar) nerves, five pairs of pelvis...
Introduction
The spinal cord is the thick, whitish bundle of nerve tissue that extends from the lowest part of the brain down through the spinal column. In humans, spinal nerves branch off from the spinal cord to various parts of the body. There...

Atlas of Human Body: The Nervous System -- Groups of Nerves

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Your nervous system is composed of the central nervous system, the cranial nerves, and the peripheral nerves. The brain and spinal cord together form the central nervous system. The cranial nerves connect the brain to the head. The four groups of nerves that branch from the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions of the spinal cord are called the peripheral nerves.



Illustration provided by: Leslie Laurien, MSMI

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