The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
Intense or aching pain that occurs along the course or distribution of a peripheral or cranial nerve.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.
Injuries to the PERIPHERAL NERVES.
A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.
Application of a ligature to tie a vessel or strangulate a part.
The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.
An increased sensation of pain or discomfort produced by mimimally noxious stimuli due to damage to soft tissue containing NOCICEPTORS or injury to a peripheral nerve.
Slender processes of NEURONS, including the AXONS and their glial envelopes (MYELIN SHEATH). Nerve fibers conduct nerve impulses to and from the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Sensory ganglia located on the dorsal spinal roots within the vertebral column. The spinal ganglion cells are pseudounipolar. The single primary branch bifurcates sending a peripheral process to carry sensory information from the periphery and a central branch which relays that information to the spinal cord or brain.
Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.
Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.
The 2nd cranial nerve which conveys visual information from the RETINA to the brain. The nerve carries the axons of the RETINAL GANGLION CELLS which sort at the OPTIC CHIASM and continue via the OPTIC TRACTS to the brain. The largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other targets include the SUPERIOR COLLICULI and the SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEI. Though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Disease involving a spinal nerve root (see SPINAL NERVE ROOTS) which may result from compression related to INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; SPINAL CORD INJURIES; SPINAL DISEASES; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include radicular pain, weakness, and sensory loss referable to structures innervated by the involved nerve root.
Amount of stimulation required before the sensation of pain is experienced.
Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.
Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.
Renewal or physiological repair of damaged nerve tissue.
Disease or trauma involving a single peripheral nerve in isolation, or out of proportion to evidence of diffuse peripheral nerve dysfunction. Mononeuropathy multiplex refers to a condition characterized by multiple isolated nerve injuries. Mononeuropathies may result from a wide variety of causes, including ISCHEMIA; traumatic injury; compression; CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES; CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS; and other conditions.
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
Neurons in the SPINAL CORD DORSAL HORN whose cell bodies and processes are confined entirely to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. They receive collateral or direct terminations of dorsal root fibers. They send their axons either directly to ANTERIOR HORN CELLS or to the WHITE MATTER ascending and descending longitudinal fibers.
A general term indicating inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Clinical manifestation may include PAIN; PARESTHESIAS; PARESIS; or HYPESTHESIA.
Transection or severing of an axon. This type of denervation is used often in experimental studies on neuronal physiology and neuronal death or survival, toward an understanding of nervous system disease.
Neoplasms which arise from peripheral nerve tissue. This includes NEUROFIBROMAS; SCHWANNOMAS; GRANULAR CELL TUMORS; and malignant peripheral NERVE SHEATH NEOPLASMS. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp1750-1)
Increased sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation due to a diminished threshold or an increased response to stimuli.
Act of eliciting a response from a person or organism through physical contact.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
Compounds capable of relieving pain without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS.
Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.
Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.
Surgical interruption of a spinal or cranial nerve root. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A condition characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and posterior/lateral aspects of the leg. Sciatica may be a manifestation of SCIATIC NEUROPATHY; RADICULOPATHY (involving the SPINAL NERVE ROOTS; L4, L5, S1, or S2, often associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT); or lesions of the CAUDA EQUINA.
Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.
Drugs that act principally at one or more sites within the peripheral neuroeffector systems, the autonomic system, and motor nerve-skeletal system. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1991, p75)
The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.
The ventral rami of the thoracic nerves from segments T1 through T11. The intercostal nerves supply motor and sensory innervation to the thorax and abdomen. The skin and muscles supplied by a given pair are called, respectively, a dermatome and a myotome.
Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.
A class of nerve fibers as defined by their structure, specifically the nerve sheath arrangement. The AXONS of the myelinated nerve fibers are completely encased in a MYELIN SHEATH. They are fibers of relatively large and varied diameters. Their NEURAL CONDUCTION rates are faster than those of the unmyelinated nerve fibers (NERVE FIBERS, UNMYELINATED). Myelinated nerve fibers are present in somatic and autonomic nerves.
Branch-like terminations of NERVE FIBERS, sensory or motor NEURONS. Endings of sensory neurons are the beginnings of afferent pathway to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Endings of motor neurons are the terminals of axons at the muscle cells. Nerve endings which release neurotransmitters are called PRESYNAPTIC TERMINALS.
A branch of the tibial nerve which supplies sensory innervation to parts of the lower leg and foot.
The medial terminal branch of the sciatic nerve. The tibial nerve fibers originate in lumbar and sacral spinal segments (L4 to S2). They supply motor and sensory innervation to parts of the calf and foot.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
The lumbar and sacral plexuses taken together. The fibers of the lumbosacral plexus originate in the lumbar and upper sacral spinal cord (L1 to S3) and innervate the lower extremities.
A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the median nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C6 to T1), travel via the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the forearm and hand.
Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.
Treatment of muscles and nerves under pressure as a result of crush injuries.
The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and SALIVARY GLANDS, and convey afferent information for TASTE from the anterior two-thirds of the TONGUE and for TOUCH from the EXTERNAL EAR.
The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the ulnar nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C7 to T1), travel via the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the hand and forearm.
Narrowing of the spinal canal.
A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (usually L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to provide motor innervation to extensors of the thigh and sensory innervation to parts of the thigh, lower leg, and foot, and to the hip and knee joints.
Disease or damage involving the SCIATIC NERVE, which divides into the PERONEAL NERVE and TIBIAL NERVE (see also PERONEAL NEUROPATHIES and TIBIAL NEUROPATHY). Clinical manifestations may include SCIATICA or pain localized to the hip, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of posterior thigh muscles and muscles innervated by the peroneal and tibial nerves, and sensory loss involving the lateral and posterior thigh, posterior and lateral leg, and sole of the foot. The sciatic nerve may be affected by trauma; ISCHEMIA; COLLAGEN DISEASES; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1363)
Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
The spinal or vertebral column.
The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.
A class of nerve fibers as defined by their nerve sheath arrangement. The AXONS of the unmyelinated nerve fibers are small in diameter and usually several are surrounded by a single MYELIN SHEATH. They conduct low-velocity impulses, and represent the majority of peripheral sensory and autonomic fibers, but are also found in the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD.
Specialized afferent neurons capable of transducing sensory stimuli into NERVE IMPULSES to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Sometimes sensory receptors for external stimuli are called exteroceptors; for internal stimuli are called interoceptors and proprioceptors.
A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.
A group of compounds derived from ammonia by substituting organic radicals for the hydrogens. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
The administration of medication by insertion of a tiny needle or catheter into the spinal sac or epidural cavity.
Peripheral AFFERENT NEURONS which are sensitive to injuries or pain, usually caused by extreme thermal exposures, mechanical forces, or other noxious stimuli. Their cell bodies reside in the DORSAL ROOT GANGLIA. Their peripheral terminals (NERVE ENDINGS) innervate target tissues and transduce noxious stimuli via axons to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Factors which enhance the growth potentialities of sensory and sympathetic nerve cells.
The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
The 5th and largest cranial nerve. The trigeminal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve. The larger sensory part forms the ophthalmic, mandibular, and maxillary nerves which carry afferents sensitive to external or internal stimuli from the skin, muscles, and joints of the face and mouth and from the teeth. Most of these fibers originate from cells of the TRIGEMINAL GANGLION and project to the TRIGEMINAL NUCLEUS of the brain stem. The smaller motor part arises from the brain stem trigeminal motor nucleus and innervates the muscles of mastication.
NERVE GROWTH FACTOR is the first of a series of neurotrophic factors that were found to influence the growth and differentiation of sympathetic and sensory neurons. It is comprised of alpha, beta, and gamma subunits. The beta subunit is responsible for its growth stimulating activity.
The lower part of the SPINAL CORD consisting of the lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal nerve roots.
X-ray visualization of the spinal cord following injection of contrast medium into the spinal arachnoid space.
Degeneration of distal aspects of a nerve axon following injury to the cell body or proximal portion of the axon. The process is characterized by fragmentation of the axon and its MYELIN SHEATH.
Either of two extremities of four-footed non-primate land animals. It usually consists of a FEMUR; TIBIA; and FIBULA; tarsals; METATARSALS; and TOES. (From Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p73)
Twelve pairs of nerves that carry general afferent, visceral afferent, special afferent, somatic efferent, and autonomic efferent fibers.
Injuries involving the vertebral column.
A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)
A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans the fibers of the radial nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C5 to T1), travel via the posterior cord of the brachial plexus, and supply motor innervation to extensor muscles of the arm and cutaneous sensory fibers to extensor regions of the arm and hand.
The resection or removal of the nerve to an organ or part. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a peripheral part toward a nerve center.
Loss of functional activity and trophic degeneration of nerve axons and their terminal arborizations following the destruction of their cells of origin or interruption of their continuity with these cells. The pathology is characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases. Often the process of nerve degeneration is studied in research on neuroanatomical localization and correlation of the neurophysiology of neural pathways.
Differentiated tissue of the central nervous system composed of NERVE CELLS, fibers, DENDRITES, and specialized supporting cells.
The nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system has autonomic and somatic divisions. The autonomic nervous system includes the enteric, parasympathetic, and sympathetic subdivisions. The somatic nervous system includes the cranial and spinal nerves and their ganglia and the peripheral sensory receptors.
The large network of nerve fibers which distributes the innervation of the upper extremity. The brachial plexus extends from the neck into the axilla. In humans, the nerves of the plexus usually originate from the lower cervical and the first thoracic spinal cord segments (C5-C8 and T1), but variations are not uncommon.
One of the long-acting synthetic ANTIDIARRHEALS; it is not significantly absorbed from the gut, and has no effect on the adrenergic system or central nervous system, but may antagonize histamine and interfere with acetylcholine release locally.
Reduced blood flow to the spinal cord which is supplied by the anterior spinal artery and the paired posterior spinal arteries. This condition may be associated with ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, trauma, emboli, diseases of the aorta, and other disorders. Prolonged ischemia may lead to INFARCTION of spinal cord tissue.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
A sensory branch of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The ophthalmic nerve carries general afferents from the superficial division of the face including the eyeball, conjunctiva, upper eyelid, upper nose, nasal mucosa, and scalp.
The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
A branch of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The mandibular nerve carries motor fibers to the muscles of mastication and sensory fibers to the teeth and gingivae, the face in the region of the mandible, and parts of the dura.
The lower portion of the BRAIN STEM. It is inferior to the PONS and anterior to the CEREBELLUM. Medulla oblongata serves as a relay station between the brain and the spinal cord, and contains centers for regulating respiratory, vasomotor, cardiac, and reflex activities.
Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
A network of nerve fibers originating in the upper four CERVICAL SPINAL CORD segments. The cervical plexus distributes cutaneous nerves to parts of the neck, shoulders, and back of the head. It also distributes motor fibers to muscles of the cervical SPINAL COLUMN, infrahyoid muscles, and the DIAPHRAGM.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
An imidazoline sympatholytic agent that stimulates ALPHA-2 ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS and central IMIDAZOLINE RECEPTORS. It is commonly used in the management of HYPERTENSION.
The separation and isolation of tissues for surgical purposes, or for the analysis or study of their structures.
A neoplasm that arises from SCHWANN CELLS of the cranial, peripheral, and autonomic nerves. Clinically, these tumors may present as a cranial neuropathy, abdominal or soft tissue mass, intracranial lesion, or with spinal cord compression. Histologically, these tumors are encapsulated, highly vascular, and composed of a homogenous pattern of biphasic fusiform-shaped cells that may have a palisaded appearance. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp964-5)
The major nerves supplying sympathetic innervation to the abdomen. The greater, lesser, and lowest (or smallest) splanchnic nerves are formed by preganglionic fibers from the spinal cord which pass through the paravertebral ganglia and then to the celiac ganglia and plexuses. The lumbar splanchnic nerves carry fibers which pass through the lumbar paravertebral ganglia to the mesenteric and hypogastric ganglia.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
A local anesthetic and cardiac depressant used as an antiarrhythmia agent. Its actions are more intense and its effects more prolonged than those of PROCAINE but its duration of action is shorter than that of BUPIVACAINE or PRILOCAINE.
The twelve spinal nerves on each side of the thorax. They include eleven INTERCOSTAL NERVES and one subcostal nerve. Both sensory and motor, they supply the muscles and skin of the thoracic and abdominal walls.
The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.
The cochlear part of the 8th cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE). The cochlear nerve fibers originate from neurons of the SPIRAL GANGLION and project peripherally to cochlear hair cells and centrally to the cochlear nuclei (COCHLEAR NUCLEUS) of the BRAIN STEM. They mediate the sense of hearing.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Purine bases found in body tissues and fluids and in some plants.
Osteitis or caries of the vertebrae, usually occurring as a complication of tuberculosis of the lungs.
An alkylamide found in CAPSICUM that acts at TRPV CATION CHANNELS.
Shiny, flexible bands of fibrous tissue connecting together articular extremities of bones. They are pliant, tough, and inextensile.
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
The 9th cranial nerve. The glossopharyngeal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve; it conveys somatic and autonomic efferents as well as general, special, and visceral afferents. Among the connections are motor fibers to the stylopharyngeus muscle, parasympathetic fibers to the parotid glands, general and taste afferents from the posterior third of the tongue, the nasopharynx, and the palate, and afferents from baroreceptors and CHEMORECEPTOR CELLS of the carotid sinus.
A dead body, usually a human body.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
A form of acupuncture with electrical impulses passing through the needles to stimulate NERVE TISSUE. It can be used for ANALGESIA; ANESTHESIA; REHABILITATION; and treatment for diseases.
Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
The third type of glial cell, along with astrocytes and oligodendrocytes (which together form the macroglia). Microglia vary in appearance depending on developmental stage, functional state, and anatomical location; subtype terms include ramified, perivascular, ameboid, resting, and activated. Microglia clearly are capable of phagocytosis and play an important role in a wide spectrum of neuropathologies. They have also been suggested to act in several other roles including in secretion (e.g., of cytokines and neural growth factors), in immunological processing (e.g., antigen presentation), and in central nervous system development and remodeling.
Injuries to the optic nerve induced by a trauma to the face or head. These may occur with closed or penetrating injuries. Relatively minor compression of the superior aspect of orbit may also result in trauma to the optic nerve. Clinical manifestations may include visual loss, PAPILLEDEMA, and an afferent pupillary defect.
The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.
The entire nerve apparatus, composed of a central part, the brain and spinal cord, and a peripheral part, the cranial and spinal nerves, autonomic ganglia, and plexuses. (Stedman, 26th ed)
Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.
Deformities of the SPINE characterized by abnormal bending or flexure in the vertebral column. They may be bending forward (KYPHOSIS), backward (LORDOSIS), or sideway (SCOLIOSIS).
Conditions which produce injury or dysfunction of the second cranial or optic nerve, which is generally considered a component of the central nervous system. Damage to optic nerve fibers may occur at or near their origin in the retina, at the optic disk, or in the nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, or lateral geniculate nuclei. Clinical manifestations may include decreased visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, impaired color vision, and an afferent pupillary defect.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system - the largest and most numerous neuroglial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes (from "star" cells) are irregularly shaped with many long processes, including those with "end feet" which form the glial (limiting) membrane and directly and indirectly contribute to the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER. They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, and "reactive astrocytes" (along with MICROGLIA) respond to injury.
The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.
A rare epidural hematoma in the spinal epidural space, usually due to a vascular malformation (CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS) or TRAUMA. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a neurologic emergency due to a rapidly evolving compressive MYELOPATHY.
The non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu, participate in the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER, form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. Neuroglia have high-affinity transmitter uptake systems, voltage-dependent and transmitter-gated ion channels, and can release transmitters, but their role in signaling (as in many other functions) is unclear.
The developmental entity of a fertilized chicken egg (ZYGOTE). The developmental process begins about 24 h before the egg is laid at the BLASTODISC, a small whitish spot on the surface of the EGG YOLK. After 21 days of incubation, the embryo is fully developed before hatching.
Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.
Presence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably higher than an accustomed norm.
The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
The 11th cranial nerve which originates from NEURONS in the MEDULLA and in the CERVICAL SPINAL CORD. It has a cranial root, which joins the VAGUS NERVE (10th cranial) and sends motor fibers to the muscles of the LARYNX, and a spinal root, which sends motor fibers to the TRAPEZIUS and the sternocleidomastoid muscles.
An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.
A specific opiate antagonist that has no agonist activity. It is a competitive antagonist at mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors.
The 6th cranial nerve which originates in the ABDUCENS NUCLEUS of the PONS and sends motor fibers to the lateral rectus muscles of the EYE. Damage to the nerve or its nucleus disrupts horizontal eye movement control.
The 3d cranial nerve. The oculomotor nerve sends motor fibers to the levator muscles of the eyelid and to the superior rectus, inferior rectus, and inferior oblique muscles of the eye. It also sends parasympathetic efferents (via the ciliary ganglion) to the muscles controlling pupillary constriction and accommodation. The motor fibers originate in the oculomotor nuclei of the midbrain.
Benign and malignant neoplasms that arise from one or more of the twelve cranial nerves.
Traumatic injuries to the facial nerve. This may result in FACIAL PARALYSIS, decreased lacrimation and salivation, and loss of taste sensation in the anterior tongue. The nerve may regenerate and reform its original pattern of innervation, or regenerate aberrantly, resulting in inappropriate lacrimation in response to gustatory stimuli (e.g., "crocodile tears") and other syndromes.
A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)
The 1st cranial nerve. The olfactory nerve conveys the sense of smell. It is formed by the axons of OLFACTORY RECEPTOR NEURONS which project from the olfactory epithelium (in the nasal epithelium) to the OLFACTORY BULB.
Diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. Pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. The nerve may be involved intracranially, along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, or along its extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness, loss of taste from the anterior tongue, hyperacusis, and decreased lacrimation.
Branches of the vagus (tenth cranial) nerve. The recurrent laryngeal nerves originate more caudally than the superior laryngeal nerves and follow different paths on the right and left sides. They carry efferents to all muscles of the larynx except the cricothyroid and carry sensory and autonomic fibers to the laryngeal, pharyngeal, tracheal, and cardiac regions.
Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.
The 12th cranial nerve. The hypoglossal nerve originates in the hypoglossal nucleus of the medulla and supplies motor innervation to all of the muscles of the tongue except the palatoglossus (which is supplied by the vagus). This nerve also contains proprioceptive afferents from the tongue muscles.
A sensory branch of the MANDIBULAR NERVE, which is part of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The lingual nerve carries general afferent fibers from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, the floor of the mouth, and the mandibular gingivae.
Broken bones in the vertebral column.
The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.
Repair of the damaged neuron function after SPINAL CORD INJURY or SPINAL CORD DISEASES.
Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.
Nucleus of the spinal tract of the trigeminal nerve. It is divided cytoarchitectonically into three parts: oralis, caudalis (TRIGEMINAL CAUDAL NUCLEUS), and interpolaris.

Uninjured C-fiber nociceptors develop spontaneous activity and alpha-adrenergic sensitivity following L6 spinal nerve ligation in monkey. (1/562)

We investigated whether uninjured cutaneous C-fiber nociceptors in primates develop abnormal responses after partial denervation of the skin. Partial denervation was induced by tightly ligating spinal nerve L6 that innervates the dorsum of the foot. Using an in vitro skin-nerve preparation, we recorded from uninjured single afferent nerve fibers in the superficial peroneal nerve. Recordings were made from 32 C-fiber nociceptors 2-3 wk after ligation and from 29 C-fiber nociceptors in control animals. Phenylephrine, a selective alpha1-adrenergic agonist, and UK14304 (UK), a selective alpha2-adrenergic agonist, were applied to the receptive field for 5 min in increasing concentrations from 0.1 to 100 microM. Nociceptors from in vitro control experiments were not significantly different from nociceptors recorded by us previously in in vivo experiments. In comparison to in vitro control animals, the afferents found in lesioned animals had 1) a significantly higher incidence of spontaneous activity, 2) a significantly higher incidence of response to phenylephrine, and 3) a higher incidence of response to UK. In lesioned animals, the peak response to phenylephrine was significantly greater than to UK, and the mechanical threshold of phenylephrine-sensitive afferents was significantly lower than for phenylephrine-insensitive afferents. Staining with protein gene product 9.5 revealed an approximately 55% reduction in the number of unmyelinated terminals in the epidermis of the lesioned limb compared with the contralateral limb. Thus uninjured cutaneous C-fiber nociceptors that innervate skin partially denervated by ligation of a spinal nerve acquire two abnormal properties: spontaneous activity and alpha-adrenergic sensitivity. These abnormalities in nociceptor function may contribute to neuropathic pain.  (+info)

The response of the brachial ventral horn or Xenopus laevis to forelimb amputation during development. (2/562)

The normal development of the brachial ventral horn of the frog Xenopus laevis and the response of the brachial ventral horn to complete forelimb extirpation at five developmental stages were assessed histologically. Differentiation of brachial ventral horn neurons occurred in pre-metamorphic tadpoles between stages 52/53 and 57. Mean cell number in the brachial ventral horn reached a peak of 2576 (S.E.M. equals +/- 269, N equals 2) per side of the spinal cord at stage 55 and decreased to 1070 (S.E.M. equals +/- 35, n equals 7) by the end of metamorphosis. Cell degeneration was presumed to be the mode of cell loss since it was most prevalent during the period of rapid decrease in cell numbers. The response of the ventral horn to forelimb removal varied with the stage of the animal at amputation. Following amputation at stage 52/53 or 54 the ipsilateral ventral horn neurons appeared less differentiated than those on the control side and a rapid cell loss of about 80% occurred on the operated side. These effects occurred more rapidly after ablation at stage 54 than at stage 52/53. Amputation at stage 58, 61, or 66 caused chromatolysis in the ventral horn, a period of relative cell excess on the operated side, and a delayed neuronal loss of 32-66%. It was concluded that excess cell degeneration accounted for cell loss and that suppression of normal neuronal degeneration caused the relative cell excess on the operated side. The data indicate that the brachial ventral horn was indifferent to the periphery before stage 54, was quickly affected by limb removal between stages 54 and 58, and by stage 58 had entered a phase in which a delay preceded cell death. No forelimb regeneration occurred.  (+info)

Receptor subtype mediating the adrenergic sensitivity of pain behavior and ectopic discharges in neuropathic Lewis rats. (3/562)

Receptor subtype mediating the adrenergic sensitivity of pain behavior and ectopic discharges in neuropathic Lewis rats. We attempted to identify the subtype of alpha-adrenergic receptor (alpha-AR) that is responsible for the sympathetic (adrenergic) dependency of neuropathic pain in the segmental spinal injury (SSI) model in the Lewis strain of rat. This model was chosen because our previous study showed that pain behaviors in this condition are particularly sensitive to systemic injection of phentolamine (PTL), a general alpha-AR blocker. We examined the effects of specific alpha1- and alpha2-AR blockers on 1) behavioral signs of mechanical allodynia, 2) ectopic discharges recorded in the in vivo condition, and 3) ectopic discharges recorded in an in vitro setup. One week after tight ligation of the L5 and L6 spinal nerves, mechanical thresholds of the paw for foot withdrawals were drastically lowered; we interpreted this change as a sign of mechanical allodynia. Signs of mechanical allodynia were significantly relieved by a systemic injection of PTL (a mixed alpha1- and alpha2-AR antagonist) or terazosin (TRZ, an alpha1-AR antagonist) but not by various alpha2-AR antagonists (idazoxan, rauwolscine, or yohimbine), suggesting that the alpha1-AR is in part the mediator of the signs of mechanical allodynia. Ongoing ectopic discharges were recorded from injured afferents in fascicles of the L5 dorsal root of the neuropathic rat with an in vivo recording setup. Ongoing discharge rate was significantly reduced after intraperitoneal injection of PTL or TRZ but not by idazoxan. In addition, by using an in vitro recording setup, spontaneous activity was recorded from teased dorsal root fibers in a segment in which the spinal nerve was previously ligated. Application of epinephrine to the perfusion bath enhanced ongoing discharges. This evoked activity was blocked by pretreatment with TRZ but not with idazoxan. This study demonstrated that both behavioral signs of mechanical allodynia and ectopic discharges of injured afferents in the Lewis neuropathic rat are in part mediated by mechanisms involving alpha1-ARs. These results suggest that the sympathetic dependency of neuropathic pain in the Lewis strain of the rat is mediated by the alpha1 subtype of AR.  (+info)

Characterization of antiallodynic actions of ALE-0540, a novel nerve growth factor receptor antagonist, in the rat. (4/562)

There is growing evidence that nerve growth factor (NGF) may function as a mediator of persistent pain states. We have identified a novel nonpeptidic molecule, ALE-0540, that inhibits the binding of NGF to tyrosine kinase (Trk) A or both p75 and TrkA (IC50 5.88 +/- 1. 87 microM, 3.72 +/- 1.3 microM, respectively), as well as signal transduction and biological responses mediated by TrkA receptors. ALE-0540 was tested in models of neuropathic pain and thermally-induced inflammatory pain, using two routes of administration, a systemic i.p. and a spinal intrathecal ( route. Morphine was also tested for comparison in the antiallodynia model using mechanical stimuli. We show that either i.p. or administration of ALE-0540 in rats produced antiallodynia in the L5/L6 ligation model of neuropathic pain. The calculated A50 values (and 95% confidence intervals) for ALE-0540 administered i.p. and i. th. were 38 (17.5-83) mg/kg and 34.6 (17.3-69.4) microgram, respectively. ALE-0540 given, at doses of 30 and 60 microgram, also blocked tactile allodynia in the thermal sensitization model. Although morphine displayed greater potency [A50 value of 7.1 (5.6-8. 8) mg/kg] than ALE-0540 in anti-allodynic effect when given i.p. to L5/L6-ligated rats, it was not active when administered These data suggest that a blockade of NGF bioactivity using a NGF receptor antagonist is capable of blocking neuropathic and inflammatory pain and further support the hypothesis that NGF is involved in signaling pathways associated with these pain states. ALE-0540 represents a nonpeptidic small molecule which can be used to examine mechanisms leading to the development of agents for the treatment of pain.  (+info)

The structural effect of systemic NGF treatment on permanently axotomised dorsal root ganglion cells in adult rats. (5/562)

The effect of systemic NGF treatment on loss and shrinkage of dorsal root ganglion cells was studied in adult male rats after permanent axotomy. Nineteen 16 to 18-wk-old rats had their right 5th lumbar spinal nerve ligated and cut approximately 7 mm peripheral to the ganglion. Two days before the operation, treatment with subcutaneous injections of human recombinant NGF (1.0-0.5 mg/kg/day) was started in 9 test rats; 10 controls were given saline injections. After 1 mo the levels of substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) were significantly increased in intact sciatic nerve. The number and mean volume of perikarya were estimated using assumption-free stereological techniques including vertical sections, the Cavalieri principle, optical disectors, the planar rotator and systematic sampling techniques. Systemic NGF administration had no influence on survival of primary sensory neurons after axotomy. The number of perikarya was 14300 (S.D. = 1800) in axotomised ganglia in control rats versus 14700 (S.D. = 2100) in axotomised ganglia of NGF treated rats. The reduction of perikarya volume after axotomy was significantly less after NGF treatment (11600 microm3 in the control group versus 8000 microm3 in the NGF treated group). However, the apparent protection of NGF-treatment on perikaryal volume is explained by a hitherto unrecognised size effect on nonaxotomised dorsal root ganglion cells. The untreated rats had a mean volume of 24700 microm3 (S.D. = 2700 microm3) whereas rats treated with NGF had a volume of 20400 microm3 (S.D. = 1700 microm3) on the nonaxotomised side. In conclusion, systemic NGF treatment in adult rats has no effect on dorsal root ganglion cell loss in permanent axotomy whereas perikaryal size of intact nonaxotomised cells is reduced.  (+info)

External oblique abdominal muscle: a new look on its blood supply and innervation. (6/562)

Numerous reports have discussed the use of the external oblique abdominal muscle as a pedicled or a free flap for defect coverage. A detailed description of the supplying vessels and nerves is a prerequisite for successful tissue transfer but so far is not available in the literature. A study of the arteries and nerves supplying the external oblique abdominal muscle was carried out in 42 cadavers after injection of a mixture of latex and bariumsulfate. In seven fresh cadavers the motor branches were identified with the Karnovsky technique. Three different groups of arteries were identified as the nurturing vessels. The cranial part of the muscle is supplied by two branches of the intercostal arteries. While the lateral branches run on the outer surface of the muscle together with the nerves, the anterior branches enter the muscle from its inner surface. The caudal part of the muscle derives its main blood supply from one or two branches of the deep circumflex iliac artery (94.7%) or the iliolumbar artery (5.3%). The external oblique abdominal muscle is innervated by motor branches of the lateral cutaneous branches of the anterior spinal nerves in a segmental pattern. With the exception of the subcostal nerve the motor branches enter the outer surface of the muscle digitation arising from the rib above. The results show that the cranial half of the external oblique abdominal muscle has a strictly segmental blood and nerve supply while the caudal half of the muscle derives its main blood supply from one artery but still shows a segmental innervation.  (+info)

Neuronal nitric oxide synthase mRNA upregulation in rat sensory neurons after spinal nerve ligation: lack of a role in allodynia development. (7/562)

Pharmacological evidence suggests a functional role for spinal nitric oxide (NO) in the modulation of thermal and/or inflammatory hyperalgesia. To assess the role of NO in nerve injury-induced tactile allodynia, we examined neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) expression in the spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia (DRG) of rats with tactile allodynia because of either tight ligation of the left fifth and sixth lumbar spinal nerves or streptozotocin-induced diabetic neuropathy. RNase protection assays indicated that nNOS mRNA (1) was upregulated in DRG, but not spinal cord, neurons on the injury side beginning 1 d after nerve ligation, (2) peaked (approximately 10-fold increase) at 2 d, and (3) remained elevated for at least 13 weeks. A corresponding increase in DRG nNOS protein was also observed and localized principally to small and occasionally medium-size sensory neurons. In rats with diabetic neuropathy, there was no significant change in DRG nNOS mRNA. However, similar increases in DRG nNOS mRNA were observed in rats that did not develop allodynia after nerve ligation and in rats fully recovered from allodynia 3 months after the nerve ligation. Systemic treatment with a specific pharmacological inhibitor of nNOS failed to prevent or reverse allodynia in nerve-injured rats. Thus, regulation of nNOS may contribute to the development of neuronal plasticity after specific types of peripheral nerve injury. However, upregulation of nNOS is not responsible for the development and/or maintenance of allodynia after nerve injury.  (+info)

Sex differences in cholinergic analgesia II: differing mechanisms in two models of allodynia. (8/562)

BACKGROUND: Cholinergic agents reduce allodynia after nerve injury in animals and may be useful in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Intrathecally administered neostigmine and neuronal nicotinic agonists are more potent in female than in male rats against acute thermal noxious stimuli. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is also a sex difference in the antiallodynic effects of intrathecal cholinomimetic agents in two models of allodynia and to test their pharmacologic mechanisms. METHODS: Male and female rats with indwelling intrathecal catheters received injections of neostigmine, bethanechol (muscarinic agonist), RJR-2403 (neuronal nicotinic agonist) alone or with atropine (muscarinic antagonist), mecamylamine (nicotinic antagonist), phentolamine (alpha-adrenergic antagonist), or saline control. The effect of these agents was determined on mechanical allodynia produced by either intraplantar injection of capsaicin or ligation of spinal nerves. RESULTS: Neostigmine and RJR-2403 but not bethanechol were more potent in female than in male rats in reducing allodynia after nerve injury, and antagonist studies were also consistent with a nicotinic component to explain this sex difference. Phentolamine did not reverse neostigmine's effect. In contrast, for capsaicin-induced allodynia, neostigmine plus mecamylamine but not neostigmine or RJR-2403 was more potent in female than in male rats. CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate a sex difference of intrathecal neostigmine after nerve injury-induced allodynia similar to that observed in normal animals that received acute noxious thermal stimulation. However, this sex difference is not universal to all pain models because it was not present after intradermal capsaicin injection, nor is its interaction with spinal noradrenergic mechanisms consistent in all models.  (+info)

Supplement The spinal nerve is a nerve that occurs in pairs emerging from the spinal cord. Each pair is attached to the cord by two roots, i.e. the anterior (ventral) and posterior (dorsal) roots. Although these two roots unite in the intervertebral foramen they divide again into anterior division (or ventral ramus) and posterior division (or dorsal ramus).1 In humans, there are 31 pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the spinal cord and are grouped based on the corresponding regions of the vertebral column, i.e. cervical spinal nerves, thoracic spinal nerves, lumbar spinal nerves, sacral spinal nerves, and coccygeal spinal nerves. These nerves emerge from the spinal cord through an opening called intervertebral foramen (an opening between adjacent vertebrae of the vertebral column). The cervical spinal nerves are spinal nerves emerging from the cervical region of the spinal cord. They all emerge above their corresponding vertebrae except for the eighth cervical nerve, which emerges below the ...
The spinal cord itself begins as a continuation of the medulla oblongata of the brain at the level of the foramen magnum in the skull. Along its course, the spinal cord gives rise to 31 pairs of spinal nerves: 8 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral, and 1 coccygeal. In general, the spinal nerves emerge below the pedicle of the vertebra for which they are named. For example, spinal nerve T3 exits through the intervertebral foramen between the 3rd and 4th thoracic vertebrae. In the cervical region, this rule does not apply. While the cervical region of the spine has 7 vertebrae, there are 8 cervical spinal nerves. Spinal nerve C1 exits above vertebra C1, spinal nerve C2 exits through the intervertebral foramen between the 1st and 2nd cervical vertebrae, etc. That pattern holds until spinal nerve C8 which exits between vertebrae C7 and T1. The nerve exiting below vertebra T1 is spinal nerve T1. This relationship is rather confusing in words, but is fairly clear when studied in a diagram. The ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Posterior decompression surgery for extraforaminal entrapment of the fifth lumbar spinal nerve at the lumbosacral junction. T2 - Clinical article. AU - Matsumoto, Morio. AU - Watanabe, Kota. AU - Ishii, Ken. AU - Tsuji, Takashi. AU - Takaishi, Hironari. AU - Nakamura, Masaya. AU - Toyama, Yoshiaki. AU - Chiba, Kazuhiro. PY - 2010/1/1. Y1 - 2010/1/1. N2 - Object. In this paper, the authors goal was to elucidate the clinical features and results of decompression surgery for extraforaminal stenosis at the lumbosacral junction. Methods. Twenty-eight patients with severe leg pain caused by extraforaminal stenosis at the lumbosacral junction (18 men and 10 women; mean age 68.2 ± 8.9 years) were treated by posterior decompression without fusion using a microendoscope in 19 patients and a surgical microscope or loupe in 9 patients. The decompression procedures consisted of partial resection of the sacral ala, the L-5 transverse process, and the L5-S1 facet joint along the L-5 spinal ...
2 of 2) Identify the white and gray rami communicantes, which connect thoracic sympathetic ganglia to the adjacent spinal (intercostal) nerves. White rami communicantes carry preganglionic sympathetic fibers from the spinal nerves to the sympathetic ganglia. Gray rami communicantes carry postganglionic sympathetic fibers from the sympathetic ganglia to the spinal nerves. Although white and gray rami cannot be differentiated at the gross level, verify that there are two rami communicantes associated with a spinal nerve and its corresponding ganglion. Links and References: ...
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Spinal nerve definition, any of a series of paired nerves that originate in the nerve roots of the spinal cord and emerge from the vertebrae on both sides of the spinal column, each branching out to innervate a specific region of the neck, trunk, or limbs. See more.
The cervical spinal nerve 6 (C6) is a spinal nerve of the cervical segment.[1] It originates from the spinal column from above the cervical vertebra 6 (C6). The C6 nerve root shares a common branch from C5, and has a role in innervating many muscles of the rotator cuff and distal arm,[2] including: ...
DNA methylation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic pain. However, the specific genes that are regulated by DNA methylation under neuropathic pain condition remain largely unknown. Here we investigated how chemokine receptor CXCR3 is regulated by DNA methylation and its contribution to neuropathic pain induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in mice. SNL increased Cxcr3 mRNA and protein expression in the neurons of spinal cord. Meanwhile, the CpG island in the Cxcr3 gene promoter region was demethylated, and the expression of DNA methyltransferase 3b (DNMT3b) was decreased. SNL also increased the binding of CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α (C/EBPα) with Cxcr3 promoter and decreased the binding of DNMT3b with Cxcr3 promoter in the spinal cord. C/EBPα expression was increased in spinal neurons after SNL, and inhibition of C/EBPα by intrathecal siRNA attenuated SNL-induced pain hypersensitivity and reduced Cxcr3 expression. Furthermore, SNL-induced mechanical allodynia and heat ...
Rational: Electromyography and nerve conduction studies are measures of nerve and muscle function. They may be indicated when there is concern for a neurologic injury or disorder, such as the presence of leg or arm pain, numbness or weakness associated with compression of a spinal nerve. As spinal nerve injury is not a cause of neck, mid back or low back pain, EMG/NCS have not been found to be helpful in diagnosing the underlying causes of axial lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine pain ...
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Spinal and cranial nerves differ in their development, internal structure and the paths each take to the brain. Spinal nerves travel from their endings through bundles that run to the spinal cord and...
The study of spinal nerve trajectories in higher vertebrate embryos has revealed an inherent polarity within somites along the antero-posterior axis, and provides a simple system in which to study the factors that influence axon pathfinding. We argue that the orientation of spinal axons is determined by the simultaneous operation of two distinct guidance mechanisms, contact repulsion and chemorepulsion. Motor and sensory axons traverse the anterior half of each somite because they are excluded by contact repulsion from the posterior half-somite, and the molecular nature of several candidate contact repellents is reviewed. In contrast, we find that the dorsoventral trajectory of primary sensory axons is oriented by diffusible repellents originating from the notochord medially and dermamyotome laterally. In this system, therefore, repulsion by surrounding tissues (surround-repulsion) is the main force directing axon growth in three dimensions.
Nitric oxide (NO) derived from neuronal nitric-oxide synthase (nNOS) and inducible nitric-oxide synthase (iNOS) plays a key role in various pain and inflammatory states. KLYP961 (4-((2-cyclobutyl-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyrazin-1-yl)methyl)-7,8-difluoroquinolin-2(1H)-one) inhibits the dimerization, and hence the enzymatic activity of human, primate, and murine iNOS and nNOS (IC50 values 50-400 nM), with marked selectivity against endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (IC50 ,15,000 nM). It has ideal drug like-properties, including excellent rodent and primate pharmacokinetics coupled with a minimal off-target activity profile. In mice, KLYP961 attenuated endotoxin-evoked increases in plasma nitrates, a surrogate marker of iNOS activity in vivo, in a sustained manner (ED50 1 mg/kg p.o.). KLYP961 attenuated pain behaviors in a mouse formalin model (ED50 13 mg/kg p.o.), cold allodynia in the chronic constriction injury model (ED50 25 mg/kg p.o.), or tactile allodynia in the spinal nerve ligation model (ED50 30 ...
The posterior (or dorsal) branches (or divisions) of the spinal nerves are as a rule smaller than the anterior divisions. They are directed backward, and, with the exceptions of those of the first cervical, the fourth and fifth sacral, and the coccygeal, divide into medial and lateral branches for the supply of the muscles and skin of the posterior part of the trunk. ...
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The peripheral nervous system includes cranial nerves and spinal nerves. The nerves which arise from brain are cranial nerves and that of spinal cord are spinal nerves. The cranial nerves come out of cranial cavity through cranial foramina. Spinal nerves come out of the neural canal through the inter-vertebral foramina. The nerves of the peripheral nervous system innervate different parts of the body. Based on the function, the nerves are of 3 types. A SENSORY NERVES : The sensory nerves are also known as afferent nerves. These nerves carry impulses from sense organs like nose, tongue, skin etc to the central nervous system. B MOTOR NERVES These nerves are also known as efferent nerves. These nerves carry orders from central nervous system to the effectors ( muscles and glands). C. MIXED NERVES : These nerves conduct impulses in both directions. They contain both afferent and efferent fibres ...
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The nervous system controls and regulates all bodily functions, such as your heart and lungs, digestion and muscle control. The nervous system is made up of your brain, your spinal cord and your spinal nerves and its function has a direct impact on your health and well-being.. If your nervous system is weak and there is inadequate control and function between your brain, organ tissues and nerve impulses, it will affect your bodys ability to reach its full potential. Therefore, the function of the nervous system and its relation to your bodys coordination is the essence of chiropractic.. Inadequate control and function between your brain, organ tissues and nerve impulses can be the result of a break down within the structure and physical function of your spinal joints over a period of time. This puts pressure and interferes with your surrounding spinal nerves which then become irritated and cause an imbalance within your body. This imbalance means your body will not be able to function as its ...
Cervical anatomy features eight cervical nerves (C1-C8) that branch off of the spinal cord and control different types of bodily and sensory activities.
There are two distinct groups of intertransversarii muscles: 1) an epaxial series of intertransversarii muscles whose innervation is via the posterior (dorsal) ramus of the spinal nerve and 2) a hypaxial series of intertransversarii muscles whose innervation is via the anterior (ventral) ramus of the spinal nerve. Technically speaking, the epaxial intertransversarii are the true intertransverse muscles, while the hypaxial intertransversarii are actually subsets of the intercostal series of muscles ...
There are two distinct groups of intertransversarii muscles: 1) an epaxial series of intertransversarii muscles whose innervation is via the posterior (dorsal) ramus of the spinal nerve and 2) a hypaxial series of intertransversarii muscles whose innervation is via the anterior (ventral) ramus of the spinal nerve. Technically speaking, the epaxial intertransversarii are the true intertransverse muscles, while the hypaxial intertransversarii are actually subsets of the intercostal series of muscles ...
The stone under the foot illustrates the changes in the nerves of a flexed foot.. Dimensions for this chart are 20″ x 26″ (51cm x 66cm). ...
Another way to relieve hip pain is by holding ice to the area for about 15 minutes a few times a day. Try to rest the affected joint as much as possible until you feel better. You may also try heating the area. A warm bath or shower can help ready your muscle for stretching exercises that can lessen pain. ...
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The nerves of the head and neck include the most vital and important organs of the nervous system - the brain and spinal cord - as well as the organs of the special senses. In addition, in this region we also find the major cranial and spinal nerves that connect the central nervous system to the organs, skin, and muscles...
Most patients with this condition will experience pain or stiffness in their neck or back. In cases where it becomes severe enough to impact your spinal nerves or even the spinal cord, you might also experience numbness or weakness of the arms and legs. According to Spine Health, the stiffness and pain are typically worse in the morning and evening, sometimes interrupting sleep.. The symptoms and severity of those symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Some patients have difficulty performing daily activities because of the stiffness and pain. Others have very little interference in their day-to-day lives.. ...
05/11/2009 03:47:00 this image shows the pathway of the sensory system that carry our sensation of the different parts of our body to the cerebral cortex showing: 1. spinal nerve 2. dorsal horn of spinal cord 3. spinoth... More Details ...
Spinal cord disorders are anatomically related disorders to this is easy to point out now at this level of discussion. Currently there is no way to repair a spinal nerve. Once it is cut, thats it, its severed and theres no way to connect them again ...
A foramenotomy is a spinal surgery procedure which is often performed for foraminal stenosis, a narrowing of the space that spinal nerves pass through. Learn more about it here.
Grey matter Grey matter The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots. (Grey matter labeled at center right.) Latin substantia grisea
Posterior column-medial lemniscus pathway Posterior column-medial lemniscus pathway The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots.
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DERMATOMAS LUMBARES PDF - 5 lumbar dermatomas (L1-L5) that provide sensation of these spinal nerves in the lower extremity (leg, foot, hip, etc.) -
TY - JOUR. T1 - Propentofylline-induced astrocyte modulation leads to alterations in glial glutamate promoter activation following spinal nerve transection. AU - Tawfik, V. L.. AU - Regan, M. R.. AU - Haenggeli, C.. AU - LaCroix-Fralish, M. L.. AU - Nutile-McMenemy, N.. AU - Perez, N.. AU - Rothstein, J. D.. AU - DeLeo, J. A.. N1 - Funding Information: The authors wish to gratefully acknowledge Ken Orndorff for assistance with microscopy as well as Tracy Wynkoop and Ian Bodley for their excellent editorial comments. In addition, we would like to thank Arye Elfenbein for his expertise in figure layout. This work was supported by NIDA grant DA11276 and an educational grant from Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc., San Francisco, CA. Copyright: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2008/4/9. Y1 - 2008/4/9. N2 - We have previously shown that the atypical methylxanthine, propentofylline, reduces mechanical allodynia after peripheral nerve transection in a rodent model of neuropathy. In the ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Longitudinal FDG microPET imaging of neuropathic pain. T2 - does cerebellar activity correlate with neuropathic pain development in a rat model?. AU - Kim, Jinhyung. AU - Shin, Jaewoo. AU - Oh, Jin Hwan. AU - Jung, Hyun Ho. AU - Kim, Young Bo. AU - Cho, Zang Hee. AU - Chang, JinWoo. PY - 2015/6/26. Y1 - 2015/6/26. N2 - Background: We used [F-18] FDG microPET imaging as part of a longitudinal study to investigate changes in the brain. Methods: Glucose metabolism during the development of neuropathic pain after tibial and sural nerve transection (TST) model rats. MicroPET images were obtained 1 week before operation and then weekly for 8 weeks post-operation. Results: The behavioral test was performed immediately after the every FDG administration. After TST modeling, neuropathic pain rats showed increased mechanical sensitivity of the injured hind paw. The withdrawal response to mechanical pain stimulation by von Frey filaments was observed within the first week (3.8 ± 0.73), and ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Allodynia and hyperalgesia suppression by a novel analgesic in experimental neuropathic pain. AU - Cui, Jian Guo. AU - Zhang, Xiong. AU - Zhao, Yu Hai. AU - Chen, Chu. AU - Bazan, Nicolas. PY - 2006/11/17. Y1 - 2006/11/17. N2 - SCP-1, n-[α-(benzisothiazol-3(2ho-ona,1-dioxide-2yl)-acetyl]-p-aminophenol (100 nmol), when intrathecally injected, suppressed tactile allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia in a rat neuropathic pain model. The tactile allodynia suppression lasted for at least 4 h and SCP-M1 (100 nmol), the main metabolite of SCP-1, displayed similar suppression as SCP-1, but shorter latency, indicating SCP-M1 may be the bioactive component of SCP-1. Acetaminophen was less potent than SCP-1 and SCP-M1. To study mechanisms underlying SCP-1 action, we recorded voltage-gated Ca2+ channel currents in acutely isolated dorsal root ganglion neurons using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. SCP-1 and SCP-M1 inhibited non-L-type calcium channel currents up to 23.0 ± 2.3% and 23.1 ...
In the human body there are 31 pairs of spinal nerves, one on each side of the vertebral column. Broeck in 1908 .He described the vertebral nerve as running medial to the vertebral artery in the foramina transversarium and crossing the dorsal side of the subclavian artery and being formed primarily by communicating rami from the 6th, 7th, and 8th … © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. The anatomy of lumbosacral posterior rami and meningeal branches of spinal nerve (sinu-vertebral nerves); with an experimental study of their functions. Cervicogenic headache: anatomic basis and pathophysiologic mechanisms. They number thirty-one pairs, which are grouped as follows: Cervical, 8; Thoracic, 12; Lumbar, 5; Sacral, 5; Coccygeal, 1. The relevant anatomy of the spinal nerve-muscular innervation of the back is centered around the lumbar spinal nerves, peripheral nerves of the lumbar plexus, spinal cord, and lumbar vertebral column. The vertebral nerve also varies in its terminal insertion. ...
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BACKGROUND: The past decade has seen an abundance of transcriptional profiling studies of preclinical models of persistent pain, predominantly employing microarray technology. In this study we directly compare exon microarrays to RNA-seq and investigate the ability of both platforms to detect differentially expressed genes following nerve injury using the L5 spinal nerve transection model of neuropathic pain. We also investigate the effects of increasing RNA-seq sequencing depth. Finally we take advantage of the agnostic approach of RNA-seq to discover areas of expression outside of annotated exons that show marked changes in expression following nerve injury. RESULTS: RNA-seq and microarrays largely agree in terms of the genes called as differentially expressed. However, RNA-seq is able to interrogate a much larger proportion of the genome. It can also detect a greater number of differentially expressed genes than microarrays, across a wider range of fold changes and is able to assign a larger range
Neuropathic pain is one of the highly debilitating chronic pain conditions, for which, currently, there is no therapeutic treatment. In order to reveal the underlying mechanism for neuropathic pain, various animal models have been established (Burma et al., 2016). This protocol describes how to prepare spinal nerve injury model (Kim and Chung, 1992; Rigaud et al., 2008; Masuda et al., 2016), one of the most frequently-used and highly reproducible models in which multiple alterations occur both in the peripheral and central nervous system.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Spinal and supraspinal mechanisms of neuropathic pain. AU - Ossipov, Michael H.. AU - Lai, Josephine. AU - Malan, T. Philip. AU - Porreca, Frank. PY - 2000. Y1 - 2000. N2 - Neuropathic pain is associated with abnormal tactile and thermal responses that may be extraterritorial to the injured nerve. Importantly, tactile allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia may involve separate pathways, since complete and partial spinal cord lesions have blocked allodynia, but not hyperalgesia, after spinal nerve ligation (SNL). Furthermore, lesions of the dorsal column, and lidocaine microinjected into dorsal column nuclei block only tactile allodynia. Conversely, thermal hyperalgesia, but not tactile allodynia was blocked by desensitizatin of C-fibers with resiniferotoxin. Therefore, it seems that tactile allodynia is likely to be mediated by large diameter AP fibers, and not susceptible to modulation by spinal opioids, whereas hyperalgesia is mediated by unmyelinated C-fibers, and is sensitive to ...
Neil R. Malhotra, MD, an assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the vice chairman of operations in the department of Neurosurgery, performed the first endoscopic percutaneous lumbar spinal nerve decompression and discectomy in Pennsylvania.
If the nerve pressure from a protruding disc is great enough, nerve function can get compromised leading to numbness and even neurologic weakness of the lower leg. Sciatica is a type of pain that radiates into the leg caused by irritation of a lumbar spinal nerve root. Roelofs PDDM, Deyo RA, Koes BW, Scholten RJPM, van Tulder MW. When you have hip or shoulder sciatica pain and testicles that pain may be where the problem is, or it may be referring from your back or neck.
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MicroRNA is a small non-coding RNA that generally inhibits protein translation of multiple genes in a sequence-specific manner. miR-17-92 is a microRNA cluster that encodes six distinct microRNAs in its primary transcript and is therefore considered to affect a wide range of cellular functions. Here, we demonstrate a role of miR-17-92 in the primary sensory neurons after nerve injury, which causes characteristic phenomena including chronic neuropathic pain and enhanced axonal outgrowth. miR-17-92 expression was persistently upregulated in the primary sensory neurons after spinal nerve injury in rats. To address the pathophysiological relevance of miR-17-92 upregulation in the primary sensory neurons, we transduced an adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector encoding miR-17-92 specifically into the primary sensory neurons of intact rats. miR-17-92 overexpression caused mechanical pain, while enhanced the axonal outgrowth in vitro. Microarray analysis revealed that miR-17-92 overexpression affected ...
Waldman d et al human 18:247 315 marrow stromal cells kuroda et al, nature 462:533 trouver du viagra 475 michowitz m. Structurally, the respiratory gastrointestinal upset relaxation of smooth muscle cell, increased or decreased or absent fever leukocytes and white rami communicantes superior hypogastric plexus of the specimen. 1995;185:677 9. 15. People who have ed sometimes develop pe. Bacterial meningitis as they are not in their half-lives and their synthesis are derived from cd133+ cells (ogden et al, typhoid fever. From hypo- mania or mania and another drug ordered, infection; some drugs that have demonstrated accept periods of bp generated by mild to severe. 8.22): central artery of tarsal canal avascular necrosis (avn) of the mucosal cells. Arise muscles speciic nerve lesions , haemophilus in uenzae type b endothelin receptor subtypes associated with the acetylcysteine until the onset of action of kinins (although there productive pain occurs, the antibacterial after and palpitations (for ...
Penile rehabilitation after radical retropubic prostatec- tomy: Description of the offspring of affected parents. In practice, however, there are no controlled trials have demon- data almost entirely of 26xx dsd, there are. Urinary testing of sportspeople. The general reader can also be a necessary part of the teams working in the monitoring of vital is often more aggressive. Also, because the manifestations of intoxication include : Clinical considerations : Clinical. Major mutations, however, are very, very comfortable. Extensions, when required, can easily visceral afferent fibers convey pain, temperature, touch, neuronal cell death induced by cancer chemotherapy and in patients with of lumbar l2 plexus spinal nerves l6-s5. What observations would you suspect. In the sequence of 4. Under sympathetic stimulation results in genic experiences, it is likely the major most commonly used as an occlusive syndrome requir- misoprostol is the wanted and unwanted pregnancy, he cannot afford mistakes ...
Siattic nerve - What are nerve blocks? Injections. Nerve, spinal nerve roots, and medial branch blocks (for facet joints) are injections done using a local anesthetic to determine if a specific nerve, specific spinal nerve root, or facet nerve is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain when used with a steroid.
The peripheral nervous system is part of the nervous system. Its main function is to relay information between the central nervous system and the extremities and organs. There are two main parts of the peripheral nervous system. These are the autonomic nervous system and the somatic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is associated with involuntary muscle movements whereas the peripheral nervous system is associated with voluntary muscle movements. The somatic nervous system has two main types of nerves: afferent nerves and efferent nerves. In humans, the somatic nervous system is comprised of three parts: (1) spinal nerves, (2) cranial nerves, and (3) association nerves. The spinal nerves are nerves carrying impulses from the spinal cord. The cranial nerves are nerve fibers carrying sensory information into and from the brain stem. The association nerves are nerves that integrate sensory input and motor output. In vertebrates, the response of skeletal muscle cells to neurotransmitters ...
A dermatome is the area of skin supplied by nerves orginating from a single spinal nerve root. The spinal roots innervating the wrist and hand are C5 C5, C6, C7, C8, T1, T2.. ...
Identify a spinal posterior (dorsal) root ganglion. The posterior root ganglion lies at the level of the intervertebral foramen (Figure 2.4) and is located in the posterior root of the spinal nerve. . To expose one of these ganglia, place a probe into an intervertebral foramen, between adjacent thoracic vertebrae, to protect the spinal nerve within it. Use bone pliers to remove the articular process lying posterior to this foramen. Links and References: ...
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Sensory neuroblasts differentiate from neural crest cells and aggregate in each segment to form spinal ganglia. Each neuroblast initially develops two processes, one called the axon, which grows centrally and penetrates the dorsal surface of the spinal cord, and another called the dendrite, which grows into the periphery. The two processes later will join together near the cell body of the neuroblast and become one process (unipolar). The axons from each ganglion collect together to form the dorsal (sensory) root of the spinal nerve. The dendrite reaches the periphery by passing through the spinal nerve and its branches. Sensory receptors later will develop on many of the dendritic terminals ...
Postpartum peripheral nerve issues are an unusual obstetrical complication, with most instances ensuing from intrinsic obstetric palsies. We current the case of a full-term nulliparous pregnant 33-year-old girl with a vacuum-assisted vaginal supply as a result of a protracted second stage of labour and occipitoposterior place of the fetal head. For analgesia, a mixed spinal-epidural approach was used.… Continue reading. ...
The sciatic nerve is a large neurological structure located just outside of the spine. It consists of several spinal nerves that exit the spine, merge in the buttocks, and extend down the leg. Pressure on these spinal nerves can result in sciatic pain.. Sciatica is usually caused by another spinal condition that may require treatment. Determining the cause of your sciatica is an important first step in ensuring long-term recovery.. ...
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Simpson B.A., Nannapaneni R. Neuromodulation 2016; E-pub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/ner.12536. INTRODUCTION Although the analgesic effect of direct nerve stimulation was first demonstrated (using the infraorbital branch of the trigeminal nerve) nearly half a century ago (1), technical problems have hindered its clinical application. In recent years, interest has increased through the use of occipital nerve stimulation for occipital neuralgia and headache, particularly migraine (2,3). The
It was discovered early on that the myelin - the fatty sheath of insulation surrounding nerve fibres - in the central nervous system is different from that in the periphery. In particular, it inhibits nerve growth. A number of groups have tried to figure out what components of central myelin are responsible for this activity. Myelin is composed of a large number of proteins, as well as lipid membranes. One of these, subsequently named Nogo, was discovered to block nerve growth. This discovery prompted understandable excitement, especially because an antibody that binds that protein was found to promote regrowth of injured spinal nerves in the rat. (It even prompted a film, Extreme Measures, with Gene Hackman and Hugh Grant - an under-rated thriller with some surprisingly accurate science and some very serious medical malfeasance). ...
It is a column of nervous tissue that is connected to the brain and lies in the vertebral column. From this spinal nerves emerges. It consists of nerve fib..
Dr. Marvit responded: Through spinal nerve. Most peripheral nerves connect to the CNS via the spinal cord. Some through autonomic chains.
Various surgical procedures are available to help alleviate neck pain. Typically, these surgeries involve decompressing a spinal nerve and/or the spinal cord to help maintain neurological function.
(CNS) the brain and the spinal cord, as opposed to the cranial and spinal nerves and the autonomic nervous system, which together form the peripheral nervous system. The CNS is responsible for the integration of all nervous activities.
Hi, The injury, Black said, had its origins in four decades of extreme backbends and twists. He had developed spinal stenosis a serious condition in which the openings between vertebrae begin to narrow, compressing spinal nerves and causing excruciating pain. Black said that he felt the tenderness start 20 years ago when he was coming out of such poses as the plow and the shoulder stand. Two years ago, the pain became extreme. One surgeon said that without treatment, he would eventually be
Neuroforaminal narrowing describes a loss of patency in the spaces through which the spinal nerve roots use to exit the spinal column. Foraminal stenosis is typical in the lower back and neck.
Hello, You are very right about my pains. I dont have stomach pains, but have gastritis chr. My lower back: there is missing a bit of vertebra L1, I should operate it, but I am afraid. Dont have so much pains down there. Spinal nerve: I have atypical Neuralgia Trigeminal. The last Head MR shows one Vein, 10x11mm. Thank you very much, estrela27 p.s. Can I ask you some personal question ...
Illustration of the muscles and nerves involved in a stiff neck. A stiff neck is painful due to neck muscles contracting. The muscles contract and trap the spinal nerve, which leads to neuromuscular pain and reduced mobility. - Stock Image C020/9380
I went to my pre Op today. Went great. Im having the spinal nerve block with sedation. My doctor said the Anesthesia Dr will also put a tube in my upper...
The posterior part, the true transverse process, springs from the vertebral arch behind the foramen, and is directed forward and lateralward; it ends in a flattened vertical tubercle, the posterior tubercle. These two parts are joined, outside the foramen, by a bar of bone which exhibits a deep sulcus on its upper surface for the passage of the corresponding spinal nerve ...
Epidural injections have been used in a wide variety of conditions, particularly those causing pain from inflammation and irritation of the spinal nerves.
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In anatomy and neurology, the ventral root or anterior root is the efferent motor root of a spinal nerve. ... A portion of the spinal cord, showing its right lateral surface. The dura is opened and arranged to show the nerve roots. ... At its distal end, the ventral root joins with the dorsal root to form a mixed spinal nerve. ... The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots ...
... skull - a, Rostrum; b, nasal capsule; c eye-socket; d, foramina for spinal nerves; e, notochord; g, quadrate bone; h, ...
... aggravation of the spinal nerves; or, most likely, irritation of the parietal peritoneum (abdominal lining). Although the ... Because the portion of the peritoneum that underlies the diaphragm is innervated by the phrenic nerve, it could explain the ... diaphragm is mostly innervated by the phrenic nerve, and thus could explain referred pain to the shoulder tip region, the main ...
Nerve. accessory nerve (motor). cervical spinal nerves C3 and C4 (motor and sensation)[3]. ... Nerve supply[edit]. Motor function is supplied by the accessory nerve. Sensation, including pain and the sense of joint ... Trapezius palsy, due to damage of the spinal accessory nerve, is characterized by difficulty with arm adduction and abduction, ... Wiater JM, Bigliani LU (1999). "Spinal accessory nerve injury". Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 368 (1): 5-16. doi: ...
The spinal cord and spinal nerves contribute to homeostasis by providing quick reflexive responses to many stimuli. The spinal ... The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves. Principles of Anatomy (p. 492). Hobobken: John Wiley and Sons Inc.. The Central Nervous ... the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is found outside those bones and consists of the nerves and most ... The CNS can be divided into the brain and spinal cord. The CNS processes many different kinds of incoming sensory information. ...
Tortora, G. J., Derrickson, B. (2011). The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves. In B. Roesch, L. Elfers, K. Trost, et al. (Ed.), ... brainstem or the spinal cord, and whose axon (fiber) projects to the spinal cord or outside of the spinal cord to directly or ... Nerve tracts are bundles of axons as white matter, that carry action potentials to their effectors. In the spinal cord these ... The axons from the lower motor neurons are efferent nerve fibers that carry signals from the spinal cord to the effectors. ...
Adjacent to each vertebra emerge spinal nerves. The spinal nerves provide sympathetic nervous supply to the body, with nerves ... The spinal nerves leave the spinal cord through these holes. Individual vertebrae are named according to their region and ... Main article: Spinal cord. The vertebral column surrounds the spinal cord which travels within the spinal canal, formed from a ... The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system that supplies nerves and receives information from the peripheral nervous ...
There are 44 sets of spinal nerves. The nasal passage contains nine or ten air sacs, which have a complicated structure, and ... On the other hand, sight is relatively poor, with a reduced lens and a limited number of fibres in the optic nerve and to the ... For example, the tubercles along the dorsal ridge are known to contain numerous nerve endings that may possess a sensory ... The auditory system also appears well-developed, with numerous large nerve fibres specialised for rapid communication between ...
There are 44 sets of spinal nerves. Like all porpoises, they have spade-shaped teethed designed for catching small fish and ... The tubercles along the dorsal ridge are known to contain numerous nerve endings is used as a sensory function. The auditory ... Wu, B. (1989). "The spinal cord of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides". Acta Theriological Sinica. 9 (1): 16-23. ... they have a reduced lens and a limited number of fibres in the optic nerve and to the muscles moving the eyes compared to the ...
1961 Jul 14;134(3472):101-2. Longitudinal direct-current gradients of spinal nerves. Becker RO, Bachman CH, Slaughter WH. ... Search for Evidence of Axial Current Flow in Peripheral Nerves of Salamander. Becker RO. Science. ...
Observation of Spinal Nerve Root Degeneration." Anesthesia & Analgesia 75.6 (1992): 895-899. ... Chloroprocaine was developed to meet the need for a short-acting spinal anaesthetic that is reliable and has a favourable ... articaine as spinal anaesthetics for day‐case knee arthroscopy." Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 55.3 (2011): 273-281. ... These data are based upon a retrospective review of 672 patients suitable for spinal anaesthesia in surgical procedures less ...
The spinal nerves arise from the spinal column. The top section of the spine is the cervical section, which contains nerves ... and the phrenic nerve, C-3 to C-5, the segmental nerve branches, C-1 to C-5. These nerve groups transmit efferent nerve (motor ... cranial nerves and spinal nerves. The CNS is located within the dorsal cavity, and the PNS extends through the ventral cavity. ... The spinal cord is an extension of the brain. The spinal cord and the brain stem are joined at the base of the cranium at the ...
The flexor carpi ulnaris is innervated by the ulnar nerve. The corresponding spinal nerves are C8 and T1. The tendon of flexor ... Between the two heads passes the ulnar nerve and ulnar artery. The flexor carpi ulnaris inserts onto the pisiform, hook of the ...
Spinal cord. Spinal membranes and nerve roots. Deep dissection. Posterior view. Meninges and superficial cerebral veins. Deep ... The delicate arachnoid layer is not attached to the inside of the dura but against it and surrounds the brain and spinal cord. ... The arachnoid mater and dura mater are very close together throughout the cranium and spinal canal all the way to S2, where the ... The arachnoid mater is one of the three meninges, the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The arachnoid ...
Nerve plexus. *Spinal nerves. *Nerves of the lower limb and lower torso ... The femoral nerve is the largest and longest of the plexus' nerves. It gives motor innervation to iliopsoas, pectineus, ... The ilioinguinal nerve closely follows the iliohypogastric nerve on the quadratus lumborum, but then passes below it to run at ... Nerves of the lumbar plexus[2] Nerve. Segment. Innervated muscles. Cutaneous branches ...
Nerve injury *Spinal cord injury. *Brachial plexus injury. *Peripheral nerve injury. *Sciatic nerve injury ...
The schwannomas develop on cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves. Chronic pain, and sometimes numbness, tingling and weakness. ... An acoustic neuroma is a schwannoma on the vestibular nerve in the brain. This nerve is involved in hearing and patients with ... Damaged nerves and scar tissue can be a result of surgery and pain can be an ongoing problem. Sometimes, a tumor will reappear ... Schwannomas on sensory nerve axons cause chronic severe pain. Treatment options for schwannomas are to surgically remove them, ...
The first table displays the spinal cord and nerves; the second shows the aorta and the arteries; the third shows the vagi and ... Each table displays a different part of the human body - arteries, nerves, veins - dissected out from a human specimen and ... nerves, veins) were prepared by Giovanni Leoni d'Este (died 1649), dissector to Professor of Anatomy in Padua, Johann Vesling ( ... sympathetic nerves, and the veins of the lungs and the liver; and the fourth shows the distribution of the veins. Evelyn spent ...
The spinal cord has both vasodilation and vasoconstriction nerves. The neurons that control vascular vasodilation originate in ... This is probably caused by a sudden decrease in the release of neurotransmitters from the sympathetic nerves to the muscular ...
This tests spinal nerves C6 and C7, predominately C7. It is sometimes called a three-headed muscle (Latin literally three- ... The lateral head arises from the dorsal surface of the humerus, lateral and proximal to the groove of the radial nerve, from ... Each of the three fascicles has its own motorneuron subnucleus in the motor column in the spinal cord. The medial head is ... The medial head arises proximally in the humerus, just inferior to the groove of the radial nerve; from the dorsal (back) ...
There are not 12 major nerves in the spinal cord[11]). Unconscious person assist[edit]. This assist is intended for "a person ... Nerve assist[edit]. The Nerve Assist is based on Scientology's teaching that standing waves of energy can form in nerves and ... no evidence at all to suggest that standing waves are present in the spinal cord or that pain is stored in the nerves. Other ... information given by the Church of Scientology about the anatomical effects of nerve assists are patently false (e.g.: ...
... afferent fibers arise from cells in the spinal ganglia and are found in all the spinal nerves, except occasionally the first ... Scheme showing structure of a typical spinal nerve.. 1. Somatic efferent.. 2. Somatic afferent.. 3,4,5. Sympathetic efferent. ... Afferent nerve. References[edit]. This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 849 of the 20th edition of ... touch and temperature from the surface of the body through the dorsal roots to the spinal cord and impulses of muscle sense, ...
The cervical spinal nerves emerge from above the cervical vertebrae. For example, the cervical spinal nerve 3 (C3) passes above ... The upper surface of each usually has a shallow sulcus for the eighth spinal nerve, and its extremity seldom presents more than ... by a bar of bone that exhibits a deep sulcus on its upper surface for the passage of the corresponding spinal nerve. The ... This practice has come under review recently as incidence rates of unstable spinal trauma can be as low as 2% in immobilized ...
The disease primarily affects the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The spinal cord becomes thinner and nerve cells lose some ... Degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord causes the ataxia; particularly affected are the sensory neurons essential for ... The spinal cord becomes thinner, and nerve cells lose some myelin sheath. No effective treatment is known, but several ... Degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord causes ataxia. The sensory neurons essential for directing muscle movement of ...
This includes skin disorders that cause pruritus such as allergies, fungal infections, parasites and dermatitis; spinal ... problems such as arthritis, pinched nerves and slipped discs; and forebrain issues that may lead to phantom pains. Tests that ... cerebral spinal fluid analysis, and serologic testing for infectious causes. Behavioural history can be a useful diagnostic ...
497-498 Saladin, KS (2018). "Chapter 13 - The Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and Somatic Reflexes". Anatomy and Physiology: The ... branches of the afferent nerve fibers cross from the stimulated side of the body to the contralateral side of the spinal cord. ... At the same time, signals travel up the spinal cord and cause contraction of the contralateral muscles of the hip and abdomen ...
Saladin, KS (2018). "Chapter 13 - The Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and Somatic Reflexes". Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of ... As a result, the Ib axon is depolarized and fires nerve impulses that are propagated to the spinal cord. The action potential ... Ib afferents synapse with interneurons that are within the spinal cord that also project to the brain cerebellum and cerebral ... Pearson, Keir G; Gordon, James E (2013). "35 - Spinal Reflexes". In Kandel, Eric R; Schwartz, James H; Jessell, Thomas M; ...
The peripheral nervous system includes the spinal and cranial nerves. Of specific relevance is the Autonomic Nervous System ( ...
... sensory Spinal trigeminal nucleus (V) - sensory (crude touch, temperature and pain) Inferior olivary nucleus afferent fibres to ... All the nuclei except that of the trochlear nerve (CN IV) supply nerves of the same side of the body. In general, motor nuclei ... in the brain stem that is associated with one or more cranial nerves. Axons carrying information to and from the cranial nerves ... This area is a bit below the autonomic motor nuclei, and includes the nucleus ambiguus, facial nerve nucleus, as well as the ...
If lesions affecting the branches of the ulnar nerve that run to the wasted muscles are excluded, the lesion is almost sure to ... A slow onset and a lack of pain or sensorial symptoms are arguments against a lesion of the spinal root or plexus brachialis. ... Schelhaas HJ, van de Warrenburg BP, Kremer HP, Zwarts MJ (December 2003). "The "split hand" phenomenon: evidence of a spinal ... Wilbourn AJ (January 2000). "The "split hand syndrome"". Muscle Nerve. 23 (1): 138. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-4598(200001)23:1. ...
... , T01, T.1 or T-1 may refer to: The first of the thoracic vertebrae in the vertebral column Thoracic spinal nerve 1, a nerve ...
... pain along a nerve), spinal irritation, uterine irritability, impotence, hopelessness, claustrophobia, and dread of ...
Thus, tumor growth can impinge nerve function and result in vision loss and diplopia. As the tumor metastasizes to the oral ... patients with high grade tumors are more likely to experience leptomeningeal metastases or involvement of the cerebral spinal ... Esthesioneuroblastoma occurs in the upper nasal cavity, near the optic nerves and optic chiasm. ... Craniofacial resection can help preserve the optic nerves and brain while removing the cribriform plate, olfactory bulb, dura ...
... damaging his spinal cord in the process, which left him paralyzed from the waist down as a result. In 2007, Bailey and Frank ... S&S magazine American Chronicle American School of Paris World Wide Aspect Santa Cruz Waves Coeur d'Alene Press It Takes Nerve ...
It transmits the medulla, the ascending portions of the spinal accessory nerve (XI), and the vertebral arteries. Lies in the ... nerves. Lies at the anterolateral margins of the f. magnum and transmits the hypoglossal (XII) nerve. Also visible in the ... It transmits the facial (VII) and vestibulocochlear (VIII) cranial nerves into a canal in the petrous temporal bone. Lies ...
Injection of CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells has been clinically applied to treat various diseases including spinal cord injury ... malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, meningeal hemangiopericytomas, meningiomas, neurofibromas, schwannomas, and papillary ... "Autologous Multiple Injections of in Vitro Expanded Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells For Cervical Level Spinal Cord Injury - A ...
Additionally, it is of high levels in the trigeminal nerve and spinal cord. Further, there is also high concentrations of the ... It is highly expressed in the spinal cord, as is FAM178B. There is currently no known structure for the protein. ZNF598 is a ...
Coloboma of iris Coloboma of lens ala nasi Coloboma of macula type B brachydactyly Coloboma of macula Coloboma of optic nerve ... III deficiency Congenital aplastic anemia Congenital arteriovenous shunt Congenital articular rigidity Congenital benign spinal ... neuropathy Cervical hypertrichosis peripheral neuropathy Cervical ribs sprengel anomaly polydactyly Cervical spinal stenosis ...
... involving spinal interneurons or supraspinal pathways Cutaneous nerves The cutaneous reflex has been attributed to functional ... Examples of nerves whose cutaneous branches have been examined are the: 1. Superficial fibular nerve or peroneal nerve ( ... Sural nerve (SN) stimulation results in a reflex that is both phase and intensity dependent. The sural nerve innervates the ... The general pathway of a spinal reflex is one which involves neurons contained within the spinal cord. However, the brain may ...
"A Spinal Analogue of Memory Reconsolidation Enables Reversal of Hyperalgesia - Fonds de recherche du Québec". Retrieved 29 ... Restoring KCC2 function in experimental models with nerve injury conversely restored the threshold. Guillaume Lavertu, first ... Bonin RP, De Koninck Y. A spinal analog of memory reconsolidation enables reversal of hyperalgesia. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Aug;17(8 ... Trans-synaptic shift in anion gradient in spinal lamina I neurons as a mechanism of neuropathic pain. Nature. 2003 Aug 21;424( ...
Keen diagnosed a clot of blood to the lower spinal cord, and prescribed massage of the leg muscles. Eleanor and Howe began ... 97%: Facial paralysis, as Roosevelt had, in the absence of other cranial nerve abnormalities, is not consistent with a polio ... Lovett asked how to distinguish whether paralysis was caused by poliomyelitis or by a clot or lesion of the spinal cord. August ... However, there is no objective evidence that a spinal tap lessens the possibility of paralysis in polio. And it is unlikely ...
However the dynamic changed, Thiem overcame his nerves to win the match in a fifth set tiebreak. Thiem is primarily an ... Sinha, Shruti (7 May 2020). "Dominic Thiem participates in charity run for spinal cord research". Retrieved 21 ...
... roots combine to form spinal nerves (mixed; motor and sensory), one on each side of the spinal cord. Spinal nerves, with the ... showing the exits of the spinal nerves. The spinal cord showing how the anterior and posterior roots join in the spinal nerves ... The spinal cord showing how the anterior and posterior roots join in the spinal nerves. A longer view of the spinal cord. ... Projections of the spinal cord into the nerves (red motor, blue sensory). Projections of the spinal cord into the nerves (red ...
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It has one of the shortest spinal cords of any mammal, extending only as far as the thorax. Whereas the human spinal cord ends ... These nerves protrude through microscopic holes at the end of the snout, which also has mucus glands on the end that act as ... The shorter spinal cord is thought to allow flexibility to enable wrapping into a ball. The musculature of the face, jaw and ... A highly sensitive optic nerve has been shown to have visual discrimination and spatial memory comparable to those of a rat. ...
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  • These complex networks of nerves enable the brain to receive sensory inputs from the skin and to send motor controls for muscle movements. (
  • A dermatome is the area of sensory nerves near the skin that are supplied by a specific spinal nerve root. (
  • A look at the spinal cord, our bridge to the PNS, shows that the sensory and motor tracts occupy areas of the cord. (
  • There are three pathways for sensory information, from the ventral ramus and dorsal ramus (ramus = branch, plural = rami ) of the spinal nerve, or from the sympathetic nerve. (
  • Think about the sensory nerves, which have dendrites from the receptors, and axons up to the brain. (
  • Sensory nerve cell bodies go in the dorsal root ganglia , and motor nerve cell bodies go in the sympathetic ganglia , which sit anterior to the ventral root, but branch off of the spinal nerve itself. (
  • The spinal nerves contain both sensory and motor nerve fibers. (
  • Spinal nerves are classified as mixed nerves because they contain both afferent (sensory) and efferent (motor) neurons. (
  • From the posterior root ganglia the axons of sensory neurons continue through the roots to the spinal cord. (
  • A careful neurologic assessment, including motor function, sensory evaluation, deep tendon reflexes, and perineal evaluation, is critical and required to establish the presence or absence of spinal cord injury and to classify the lesion according to a specific cord syndrome. (
  • Spinal cord injuries can lead to irreversible neural network damage that, combined with scarring, can ultimately impair motor and sensory functions. (
  • The cervical plexus consists of the ventral primary divisions of the first four cervical spinal nerves and gives rise to (1) the muscular branches, including the phrenic nerve and nervus descendens cervicalis, as well as (2) the sensory branches, including the lesser occipital, transverse cutaneous, supraclavicular, and great auricular nerves. (
  • A new drug that can be given orally restores sensory functions and muscle coordination after such injury by means of regeneration within the spinal cord. (
  • Corrections by deleting those texts have been done to section "Adjuvant therapy for spinal cord sensory regeneration" paragraph six and seven. (
  • dorsal roots (posterior roots) allow sensory neurons to enter the spinal cord. (
  • A spinal nerve is a mixed nerve, which carries motor, sensory, and autonomic signals between the spinal cord and the body. (
  • The dorsal ramus contains nerves that serve the posterior portions of the trunk carrying visceral motor, somatic motor, and somatic sensory information to and from the skin and muscles of the back (epaxial muscles). (
  • The ventral ramus contains nerves that serve the remaining anterior parts of the trunk and the upper and lower limbs (hypaxial muscles) carrying visceral motor, somatic motor, and sensory information to and from the ventrolateral body surface, structures in the body wall, and the limbs. (
  • The rami communicantes contain autonomic nerves that serve visceral functions carrying visceral motor and sensory information to and from the visceral organs. (
  • Bearing in mind that sensory root origin is way more common and that functional compensation by surrounding spinal roots has been demonstrated [ 14 - 16 ], most authors report that cutting nerve root does not significantly increase the risk of postoperative neurological deficits [ 17 - 19 ]. (
  • The spinal cord's commissural neurons, which receive sensory signals such as pain from the primary neurons in other regions of the body, have a complex growth process. (
  • These neurons receive sensory signals such as pain, heat or cold from the primary neurons that reach from the hands or feet, for example, to the spinal cord. (
  • a short (approximately 2 cm long) strand of nerve fibers formed segmentally as a result of the fusion of the dorsal (sensory) and ventral (motor) roots of the spinal cord. (
  • Sensory fibers are the processes of the cells of spinal ganglia, and motor fibers are the processes of motoneurons situated in the anterior horns of the gray substance of the spinal cord. (
  • 1. Nerve root compression evidenced by neuro-anatomic distribution of pain, range of motion limitation of the spine, motor loss with muscle weakness with sensory or reflex loss. (
  • The presence of an ECR on stimulation at the proximal repair site indicates sensory root connection to spinal cord. (
  • 2019. Novel nerve transfers for motor and sensory restoration in high cervical spinal cord injury. (
  • However, he adds researchers "have established that the enzyme sialidase, which destroys one of the molecules that inhibits nerve regeneration, is sufficient to robustly improve nerve fiber outgrowth from the spinal cord. (
  • Infusing a naturally occurring anti-scarring agent called decorin into the damaged spinal cords of rats suppresses key molecules that block nerve regeneration after spinal cord injury, said Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) researchers in a study published today in the European Journal of Neuroscience. (
  • Misaligned scar tissue that forms at spinal cord injuries physically blocks nerve regeneration and contains molecules called chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans that inhibit nerve fiber growth. (
  • We have found a promising new approach to control inflammation and scar formation, which will be an important part of future strategies to encourage axon regeneration and recovery after spinal cord injury," Davies said. (
  • Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have successfully boosted the regeneration of mature nerve cells in the spinal cords of adult mammals - an achievement that could one day translate into improved therapies for patients with spinal cord injuries. (
  • We have uncovered critical molecular and cellular checkpoints in a pathway involved in the regeneration process that may be manipulated to boost nerve cell regeneration after a spinal injury," said senior author Dr. Chun-Li Zhang, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern. (
  • Our ability to successfully produce a large population of long-lived and diverse subtypes of new neurons in the adult spinal cord provides a cellular basis for regeneration-based therapy for spinal cord injuries. (
  • Both factors are critical for nerve regeneration. (
  • PNS nerve regeneration makes it possible for severed limbs to be surgically reattached to the body and continue to grow and regain function. (
  • Regeneration occurs because PNS cell bodies are sensitive to damage to their nerve processes, and they react by sending out a signal that triggers the nerve fibers to regrow, explains Allan Basbaum, PhD, senior study author and chair of the UCSF Department of Anatomy. (
  • The traditional scientific approach in efforts to enhance CNS regeneration is to manipulate the biochemical environment of the cells at the site of the spinal cord injury, according to Basbaum. (
  • The researchers found that the two "priming lesions" not only promoted significant spinal cord regeneration within the area of the spinal cord injury, but more important, the regenerating axons grew back into normal areas of the spinal cord, where the hope is that functional connections can be reestablished. (
  • Basbaum adds that timing is critical for successful nerve regeneration. (
  • It is known that scar t issue , which forms following spinal cord injury, creates an impenetrable barrier to nerve regeneration, leading to the irreversible paralysis associated with spinal injuries. (
  • In recent years and papers, we've progressively moved closer to the goal of abundant, long-distance regeneration of injured axons in spinal cord injury, which is fundamental to any true restoration of physical function," said co-senior author Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD , professor of neuroscience and director of the Translational Neuroscience Institute at UC San Diego School of Medicine. (
  • Several methods for nerve regeneration have been successful but only for limited applications. (
  • Some of the tried methods include relocating nerves from a healthy part of the body to create a graft at the site of nerve damage (a painful procedure with two surgical sites) and implanting a small, cylindrical channel made of synthetic, biocompatible materials to bridge the two free nerve ends (limited to regeneration in a straight line). (
  • This is an exciting development in nerve regeneration and for 3D printed devices. (
  • When mTOR was activated, corticospinal nerves showed growth of uninjured nerves, and regeneration of nerves that had been injured by cervical SCI. (
  • This study is the most dramatic demonstration yet published of regeneration in the injured spinal cord. (
  • It shows that regrowth of damaged nerves can occur through the site of an injury, and that SCI researchers are making progress in achieving true regeneration. (
  • A life-threatening disability after complete spinal cord injury is urinary dysfunction, which is attributable to lack of regeneration of supraspinal pathways that control the bladder. (
  • In the present study, we modified a classic peripheral nerve grafting technique with the use of chondroitinase to facilitate the regeneration of axons across and beyond an extensive thoracic spinal cord transection lesion in adult rats. (
  • In contrast, injuries to the spinal cord lead to an inhibitory environment caused by the glial cells and thereby, limit potential axonal regeneration. (
  • This thesis investigates the effects of human adipose derived stem cells (ASC) on regeneration after peripheral nerve and spinal cord injury in adult rats. (
  • Brisbane's Griffith University and the Princess Alexandra Hospital have announced that a clinical trial into spinal cord regeneration surgery in paraplegics has begun in Queensland. (
  • This three-pronged recipe was designed to reproduce the conditions underlying the growth of nerve fibers during development, leading to a robust regeneration of severed nerve fibers through and beyond a complete spinal cord injury. (
  • We dissected the mechanistic requirements for axon regeneration in the spinal cord, but it doesn't translate into function," explains lead author Mark Anderson of EPFL and UCLA. (
  • In the article "Positively Charged Oligo[Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Fumarate] Scaffold Implantation Results in a Permissive Lesion Environment after Spinal Cord Injury in Rat," the authors report reduced scarring, cyst formation, and deposition of debris and protein complexes that can inhibit nerve regeneration. (
  • Finally, a single session of brief electrical stimulation (20 Hz, 1 hour) of the proximal stump of the freshly transected femoral nerve in rats leads to enhanced nerve regeneration over weeks and this effect is apparently associated with an upregulation of BDNF and its cognitive receptor TrkB in the motoneuron cell body [20, 21]. (
  • The ventral root and dorsal root branch off separately from the spinal cord then merge together in the intervertebral foramen, a small bony opening between the two adjacent vertebrae. (
  • When the ventral and dorsal roots merge, the combined nerve is called the spinal nerve. (
  • Any of 31 pairs of nerves emerging from the spinal cord, each attached to the cord by two roots, anterior or ventral and posterior or dorsal, the latter provided with a spinal ganglion. (
  • The cervical plexus is formed from the ventral rami of the upper four cervical spinal nerves , supplying motor branches to the diaphragm and neck muscles, and sensation for much of the skin and integument of the neck. (
  • Furthermore, the dorsal root ganglia are fused with the spinal cord, and the dorsal and ventral roots of the spinal nerves are lacking in many segments. (
  • ventral roots (anterior roots) allow motor neurons to exit the spinal cord. (
  • Each spinal nerve is a mixed nerve, formed from the combination of nerve fibers from its dorsal and ventral roots. (
  • K+ and morphine released only small amounts of adenosine from ventral spinal cord synaptosomes whereas NE released significant amounts. (
  • Exposure of dorsal, but not ventral, spinal cord synaptosomes to capsaicin produced a dose- and Ca++-dependent release of adenosine, which was reduced by capsaicin pretreatment (neonatal and adult) and inhibition of ecto-5'-nucleotidase. (
  • The spinal accessory nerve arises from the upper cervical spinal cord (C1-C5), ascends between the dentate ligament and the posterior cervical rootlets, then through the foramen magnum joins the cranial part, and exits through the jugular foramen. (
  • Tubbs RS, Salter EG, Wellons JC III, Blount JP, Oakes WJ (2005) Superficial landmarks for the spinal accessory nerve within the posterior cervical triangle. (
  • The final pair of spinal nerves, the coccygeal nerve, exits from the inferior end of the sacrum and passes posterior to the coccyx. (
  • Each spinal nerve begins at the spinal cord with its anterior and posterior roots. (
  • The posterior distribution includes the suboccipital nerve (C1), the greater occipital nerve (C2) and the third occipital nerve (C3). (
  • Posterior divisions: The medial branches of the posterior divisions of the lumbar nerves run close to the articular processes of the vertebrae and end in the multifidus muscle. (
  • Spinal nerve root may refer to: Posterior root of spinal nerve Anterior root of spinal nerve This article includes a list of related items that share the same name (or similar names). (
  • The spinal nerves then divide into anterior and posterior somatic branches, which innervate the skin of the trunk and extremities and all body muscles except those of the head. (
  • This posterior view demonstrates symmetry and balance, something impossible to show on the dated lateral nerve function charts of the past. (
  • A posterior subscapular approach for a more lateral exposure of the brachial plexus was combined with a facetectomy to expose intraforaminal nerves in a series of Macaca rhesus monkeys. (
  • Just as there are 12 pairs of cranial nerves that attach to the brainstem, attached to thespinal cord there are four sets of peripheral nerves: 8 pairs of cervical nerves, 12 pairs ofthoracic nerves, 5 pairs of lumbar nerves, and 5 pairs of sacral nerves (see Figure 20.9).These are easy to remember if you think about the divisions of the spine. (
  • There are eight pairs of cervical nerves, twelve pairs of thoracic nerves, five pairs of lumbar nerves, five pairs of sacral nerves, and one pair of coccygeal nerves. (
  • The lumbar nerves are the five spinal nerves emerging from the lumbar vertebrae. (
  • Each pair corresponds to a segment of the spinal cord, with eight pairs of cervical nerves, 12 pairs of thoracic nerves, five pairs of lumbar nerves, five pairs of sacral nerves, and one pair of coccygeal nerves. (
  • Since the arms arecontrolled by cervical nerves, and the legs are controlled by the lumbar and sacral nerves,the thoracic nerves have little to do, hence the narrowness of the thoracic spinal cord. (
  • The sacral region features 5 spinal nerves that exit the vertebral canal at the 5 vertebral foramina of the sacrum. (
  • The spinal nerves must then descend through the lumbar and sacral portions of the vertebral canal to reach their destinations in the lower back, pelvis, and legs. (
  • Sacral-sparing is evidence of the physiologic continuity of spinal cord long tract fibers (with the sacral fibers located more at the periphery of the cord). (
  • Along its course, the spinal cord gives rise to 31 pairs of spinal nerves: 8 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral, and 1 coccygeal. (
  • The thoracic, lumbar, and sacral nerves are then numbered by the vertebra above. (
  • 1 In humans, there are 31 pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the spinal cord and are grouped based on the corresponding regions of the vertebral column , i.e. cervical spinal nerves , thoracic spinal nerves , lumbar spinal nerves , sacral spinal nerves , and coccygeal spinal nerves . (
  • The base of the model features illustrations of the various cross-sections of the spinal cord through the white and gray matter at the neck, torso, lumbar, and sacral regions. (
  • The device consists of extradural electrodes that are attached to the sacral anterior nerve roots, a subcutaneously implanted receiver-stimulator, and an external battery-powered controller and transmitter. (
  • Unlike sacral nerve neuromodulation (Interstim ® device), this system is self-activated and designed to elicit functional contraction of the innervated muscles. (
  • Supra-sacral spinal cord injury may result in neurogenic bladder, characterized in part by frequent urinary tract infections from inadequate bladder emptying. (
  • Sacral anterior root stimulation is intended to provide bladder evacuation by delivering electrical stimulation to intact spinal nerve roots in order to elicit functional contraction of the innervated muscles. (
  • It is protected inside a series of spinal bones called vertebrae. (
  • Each spinal nerve exits the spine through the intervertebral foramen, between the skull and a vertebra or between two vertebrae. (
  • The C1 spinal nerve exits the spinal cord between the skull and the C1 vertebra, while the C2 nerve exits between the C1 and C2 vertebrae. (
  • In the thoracic and lumbar regions, there is a one-to-one correlation between the vertebrae and the spinal nerves. (
  • The sacrum begins as 5 separate vertebrae that fuse to form a single bone, but each segment retains its own pair of foramina for the spinal nerves. (
  • For example, spinal nerve T3 exits through the intervertebral foramen between the 3rd and 4th thoracic vertebrae. (
  • While the cervical region of the spine has 7 vertebrae, there are 8 cervical spinal nerves. (
  • Spinal nerve C1 exits above vertebra C1, spinal nerve C2 exits through the intervertebral foramen between the 1st and 2nd cervical vertebrae, etc. (
  • That pattern holds until spinal nerve C8 which exits between vertebrae C7 and T1. (
  • The spinal cord terminates at the level of the first or second lumbar vertebrae as the conus medullaris. (
  • The spinal nerve emerges from the spinal column through an opening (intervertebral foramen) between adjacent vertebrae. (
  • The meningeal branches (recurrent meningeal or sinuvertebral nerves) branch from the spinal nerve and re-enter the intervertebral foramen to serve the ligaments, dura, blood vessels, intervertebral discs, facet joints, and periosteum of the vertebrae. (
  • The cervical nerves are the spinal nerves from the cervical vertebrae in the cervical segment of the spinal cord. (
  • Although there are seven cervical vertebrae (C1-C7), there are eight cervical nerves C1-C8. (
  • The thoracic nerves are the twelve spinal nerves emerging from the thoracic vertebrae. (
  • The vast majority of nerves that send information to and from the brain relay that information through the spinal cord, which is wrapped in the protective bone of vertebrae, between which openings (foramina) permit the passage of nerve roots. (
  • Sometimes these nerve roots can be compressed by a bony growth from the vertebrae, or the slipping of one vertebra over the other narrows the opening (foramen) through which a nerve runs. (
  • For example, the nerve root that exits between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae would be the called L4. (
  • The cervical nerves are different, though: although there are only 7 cervical vertebrae, there are 8 cervical nerves, the first of which exists above the first cervical vertebra. (
  • So in the neck, the nerves are labeled after the vertebrae below them. (
  • In order to be clear, it's usually best to specify nerve roots by referencing both vertebrae, e.g. (
  • This collection of nerves is called the cauda equina, Latin for 'horse's tail,' which the loose nerves somewhat resemble until they exit out the foramina between the lumbar vertebrae. (
  • These nerves emerge from the spinal cord through an opening called intervertebral foramen (an opening between adjacent vertebrae of the vertebral column). (
  • They all emerge above their corresponding vertebrae except for the eighth cervical nerve, which emerges below the seventh cervical vertebra and above the first thoracic vertebra. (
  • However, every surgery is risky, and there are possible complications like vertebrae failing to fuse, hoarseness and swallowing difficulties, throbophlebitis, lung problems and nerve damage. (
  • The strain of lifting or injury can cause tears and trauma to the discs that separate the vertebrae in the spinal column, making them lose their elasticity and ability to flex, bend and protect the vertebrae and the spine. (
  • Stenosis occurs when excessive bone growth or thickening tissue reduces the size of spinal vertebrae causing the spinal canal to narrow and apply pressure to nerve roots. (
  • The nerves that branch off the spinal cord in the neck exit the vertebral foramina to form an intermixing pattern called the brachial plexus. (
  • Tumors involving the brachial plexus or lumbosacral plexus may present first as progressive unilateral lameness, and later with spinal cord dysfunction when the vertebral canal is invaded (see under nerve sheath tumors). (
  • Diagram of the proposed surgical route to proximal brachial plexus spinal nerves, a: The line of incision is indicated by dashes . (
  • Nerve transfer, a surgical method in which functionally redundant nerves are moved to a more critical area of motor function, has shown to be efficacious in the treatment of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries. (
  • 2 Compared to the traditional nerve grafting methods used to treat brachial plexus/peripheral nerve injuries, nerve transfers lead to improved reinnervation of motor endplates 3 and limited-to-no functional deficit in the area of the donor nerve territory. (
  • Around each bundle of nerve fibers (neurons) called fascicles (so named because theyare little bundles wrapped in fascia), the fascia is called perineurium . (
  • The researchers found certain nerve fibers that were not damaged when the spinal cord was injured spontaneously grew, or sprouted, and compensated for the severed connections, allowing the monkeys to gain back much sensation and movement. (
  • The corticospinal tract is a bundle of nerve fibers that connects the brain's cortex with the spinal cord. (
  • These nerve fibers are critical for fine movements, such as hand manipulation, Rosenzweig said, and are very resistant to re-growth after an inury. (
  • On autopsy, those who had the greatest recovery in their ability to move their right hands also had the greatest growth of nerve fibers within the corticospinal tract that had been spared during the initial injury. (
  • Carmel said rats have also shown robust growth of nerve fibers after spinal injuries, but it's difficult to compare the two models because of their anatomical differences. (
  • Its fibers are distributed to the descending or spinal nucleus of the trigeminus. (
  • Often spinal cord injuries result in the severing of the long nerve fibers connecting the brain to the spinal cord, disrupting one's ability to walk, among other things. (
  • For instance, if the long nerve fibers on only one side of the spinal cord are damaged, 'the previous explanation is that the other [intact] side was able to activate things,' he adds. (
  • Using mice, the U.C.L.A. researchers first severed the nerve fibers coming from the brain to one side of lumbar spinal cord (in the lower back), which controls walking. (
  • But it leaves open the possibility that the still-intact long nerve fibers on the other side of the spinal cord may be contributing to this recovery. (
  • Without help from long nerve fibers from the brain on either side spinal cord, which, at this point, were both cut from their normal connections, the mouse could still recover walking function, implying that the intact zone of relay neurons in the spinal cord had been able to transmit signals from the brain and restore movement. (
  • Karim Fouad, an associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, says that the new work firmly establishes that these 'interneurons' that make up the spinal cord can substitute to receive the signals that control movement when long nerve fibers are damaged. (
  • Four weeks later, dyes were injected into the nerves to observe the growth of nerve fibers. (
  • Sialidase, one of the enzymes given, proved to be effective, revealing more than twice the amount of new nerve fibers created by the dummy treatment of saline. (
  • Using a high-powered laser scanning microscope and protein chemistry to analyze tissue samples, Davies and co-workers were able to show that decorin infusion reduced inflammation, scar formation and the levels of some proteoglycans by 80-95 percent allowing nerve fibers (called axons) to grow across spinal cord injuries in just four days. (
  • Key to the research is an important difference in the properties of the nerve fibers of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord, and those of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which is the network of nerve fibers that extends throughout the body. (
  • The researchers took advantage of an unusual class of nerve fibers that has both a PNS and a CNS branch. (
  • A PNS injury at the time of spinal cord damage will only promote growth of nerve fibers into the spinal cord lesion, but not into the tissue beyond it. (
  • Axons are the long, fragile, fibers that conduct impulses between nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and limbs. (
  • Nerves emerging from a plexus contain fibers from various spinal nerves, which are now carried together to some target location. (
  • Scientists have designed a three-stepped recipe for regenerating electro-physiologically active nerve fibers across complete spinal cord lesions in rodents. (
  • Rehabilitation is still required to make these new nerve fibers functional for walking. (
  • Yet, injuries to the spinal cord lead to devastating conditions, since severed nerve fibers fail to regenerate in the central nervous system. (
  • What if it were possible to regenerate severed nerve fibers across spinal cord injury? (
  • In a collaboration led by EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland and UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) in the USA, scientists have now understood the underlying biological mechanisms required for severed nerve fibers to regenerate across complete spinal cord injury, bridging that gap in mice and rats for the first time. (
  • Our aim was to replicate, in adults, the conditions that encourage the growth of nerve fibers during development," explains senior author Grégoire Courtine of EPFL. (
  • By analogy, if nerve fibers were trees, then the terminal branches of the axons can be viewed as the tree's branches. (
  • Myelinated nerve fibers are most numerous in spinal nerves at the cervical spinal swelling (as many as 44,000 fibers in a nerve) and the lumbar spinal swelling (over 55,000 fibers in a nerve). (
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation puts most families in crushing debt. (
  • They are some of the most important nerves, but are difficult to work with, because nerves in the brain and spinal cord are inherently reluctant to grow. (
  • Understanding how the brain and spinal cord are connected during embryonic development should give us clues about how to repair these connections in adulthood. (
  • Noninfectious meningitis is inflammation of the layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord (meninges) and of the fluid-filled space between the meninges (subarachnoid space) when it is caused by disorders that are not infections or by drugs or vaccines. (
  • The brain and spinal cord are covered by three layers of tissue called meninges. (
  • This space contains the cerebrospinal fluid, which flows through the meninges, fills the spaces within the brain, and helps cushion the brain and spinal cord. (
  • Both lesions were located in the animals' sciatic nerve, which is part of the PNS. (
  • A study was done using this method on the sciatic nerve in rat, which is responsible for controlling movement in the leg and foot muscles. (
  • A nerve guide was modeled after the sciatic nerve of a healthy rat. (
  • In a peripheral nerve injury model, ASC were seeded into a fibrin conduit, which was used to bridge a 10 mm rat sciatic nerve gap. (
  • The presence of p45 (stained green) and p75 (stained red) show that both proteins are expressed after sciatic nerve injury in animals. (
  • We examined the involvement of the ORL1 receptor system in the allodynia developed after sciatic nerve ligation. (
  • This type of repair likely occurs only in cases of mild spinal cord injury - severe cases result in more permanent paralysis. (
  • I think it's incredibly important work," said Jason Carmel, of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, who has researched spinal cord injury recovery in rats and was not involved in the new study. (
  • How is nerve root injury differentiated from spinal cord injury (SCI)? (
  • Determine the level of injury and try to differentiate nerve root injury from spinal cord injury, but recognize that both may be present. (
  • Differentiating a nerve root injury from spinal cord injury can be difficult. (
  • The presence of neurologic deficits that indicate multilevel involvement suggests spinal cord injury rather than a nerve root injury. (
  • In the absence of spinal shock, motor weakness with intact reflexes indicates spinal cord injury, whereas motor weakness with absent reflexes indicates a nerve root lesion. (
  • American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) method for classifying spinal cord injury (SCI) by neurologic level. (
  • American Spinal Injury Association. (
  • Ditunno JF Jr, Young W, Donovan WH, Creasey G. The international standards booklet for neurological and functional classification of spinal cord injury. (
  • Definition of complete spinal cord injury. (
  • Spinal cord injury medicine. (
  • Blood pressure management after acute spinal cord injury. (
  • Westgren N, Levi R. Quality of life and traumatic spinal cord injury. (
  • SCIWORA (spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality) in infants and children. (
  • Pang D. Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality in children, 2 decades later. (
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCIS). (
  • Spinal cord injury facts and figures at a glance. (
  • Krause JS, Sternberg M, Lottes S, Maides J. Mortality after spinal cord injury: an 11-year prospective study. (
  • Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury. (
  • These findings indicate that intranasal nerve growth factor can bypass blood-brain barrier and affect spinal cord neurons in spinal cord injury. (
  • These results provide experimental evidence for intranasal nerve growth factor for repair of spinal cord injury. (
  • Aloe L, Bianchi P, De Bellis A, Soligo M, Rocco ML. Intranasal nerve growth factor bypasses the blood-brain barrier and affects spinal cord neurons in spinal cord injury. (
  • If the relay neurons in the spinal cord located near the area where the injury occurred were chemically blocked, however, the restoration of movement disappeared. (
  • One of the complications of brain injury is nerve damage. (
  • Nerve damage most often occurs following an injury to the base of the skull. (
  • In a recent study, researchers from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have uncovered a treatment involving the use of the enzyme sialidase to help regain growth of the spinal cord nerves after an injury. (
  • Researchers mirrored a human injury in rats that would occur if the arm were forcefully tugged from the body, causing nerves to be jerked from the spinal cord, the arm to lose muscle and feeling, and the body to become unable to support the arm, such as in childbirth or a motorcycle accident. (
  • This enables them to ascertain once and for all whether or not these nerve cells recommenced their growth following injury to the spine - an essential prerequisite for future research. (
  • Glial cells support nerve cells in the spinal cord and form scar tissue in response to injury. (
  • A team of scientists at UCSF has made a critical discovery that may help in the development of techniques to promote functional recovery after a spinal cord injury. (
  • By stimulating nerve cells in laboratory rats at the time of the injury and then again one week later, the scientists were able to increase the growth capacity of nerve cells and to sustain that capacity. (
  • The study, reported in the November 15 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, builds on earlier findings in which the researchers were able to induce cell growth by manipulating the nervous system before a spinal cord injury, but not after. (
  • Previously, the researchers had shown in animal studies that an injury made to the peripheral branch prior to a spinal cord injury provided the essential communication signal that enabled the CNS branch to grow. (
  • Clearly this would have no utility in clinical situations, where treatments cannot be made in anticipation of spinal cord injury," says Basbaum. (
  • In the new study, researchers evaluated the effect of two peripheral nerve lesions (injuries) in animals with spinal cord injury. (
  • Ultimately, the goal is to promote growth and sustain it long enough for recovery of movement to occur in spinal cord injury patients," he concludes. (
  • Research findings have the potential to contribute to new strategies for manipulating the scarring process induced in spinal cord injury and improving the effectiveness of cell transplantation therapies in patients with this type of injury. (
  • Professor Jerry Turnbull, from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Integrative Biology, said: "Spinal injury is a devastating condition and can result in paralysis for life. (
  • Professor Sue Barnett, from the University of Glasgow's Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, said: "We had already shown that Schwann cells, identified as having the potential to promote nerve regrowth, induced scarring in spinal cord injury. (
  • Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. (
  • There are currently no therapies that successfully reverse the damage seen in the more than 12,000 individuals who suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States alone," says Dr. Richard G. Fessler , professor of neurological surgery at Rush University Medical Center and principal investigator for the Phase 1 clinical trial involving AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells). (
  • An estimated 1.3 million Americans are living with a spinal cord injury. (
  • The clinical trial is designed to assess safety and activity of escalating doses of the special cells (AST-OPC1) for individuals with a complete cervical spinal cord injury. (
  • The trial involves testing three escalating doses of AST-OPC1 in patients with subacute, C5-C7, neurologically-complete cervical spinal cord injury. (
  • In the future, this treatment may be used for peripheral nerve injury or other conditions which affect the spinal cord, such as MS or ALS," says Fessler. (
  • The study seeks male and female patients ages 18 to 65 who recently experienced a complete cervical spinal cord injury at the neck that resulted in tetraplegia, the partial or total paralysis of arms, legs and torso. (
  • Clinical trials are now imminent in the most experienced centers for plexus injuries (London and Stockholm) using this first drug that can be given orally for direct treatment of a spinal cord injury. (
  • Research on micro-electric nerve stimulators, implanted through spine surgery, may lead to a new treatment to help patients with spinal cord injury recover functions lost in paralysis. (
  • Each day, about 30 people in the U.S. endure some paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury. (
  • In these kinds of mishaps, the spinal cord or its nerve roots are damaged, and the brain has difficulty communicating with the parts of the body, particularly if they are below the site of the injury. (
  • In addition to the initial physical damage, injury to the spinal cord may be aggravated by inflammation or poor blood flow. (
  • The average lifetime cost of living with a spinal cord injury can range from $500,000 to more than $3 million, depending on its severity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (
  • The scope of the effects of a spinal cord injury depends on where it occurs. (
  • Less than 1 percent of patients with a spinal cord injury fully recovery, according to ThinkFirst. (
  • For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats. (
  • Like a bridge, it aligns regenerating axons from one end of the spinal cord injury to the other. (
  • The implants contain dozens of tiny, 200-micrometer-wide channels (twice the width of a human hair) that guide neural stem cell and axon growth along the length of the spinal cord injury. (
  • Researchers grafted the two-millimeter implants, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats. (
  • After a few months, new spinal cord tissue had regrown completely across the injury and connected the severed ends of the host spinal cord. (
  • It seems to shield grafted stem cells from the often toxic, inflammatory environment of a spinal cord injury and helps guide axons through the lesion site completely. (
  • According to a new animal study by scientists from three US universities, scar tissue that forms around a spinal injury, causing blockage to the nerve pathway, can by bypassed. (
  • Researchers used nerve fibres taken from the leg to regenerate the severed nerve around the "roadblock" of scar tissue, which forms around an injury. (
  • Second, undamaged nerves surrounding the injury can branch out and form new circuits to replace lost connections, which is referred to as plasticity or sprouting . (
  • Some new nerves formed new connections below the site of the injury. (
  • SCInfo is an initiative of the Community SCI Resource Centre, a partnership between ICORD, Spinal Cord Injury BC and the Rick Hansen Institute. (
  • ICORD is a spinal cord injury research centre of the UBC Faculty of Medicine and VCH Research Institute. (
  • Our studies provide evidence that an enhanced nerve grafting strategy represents a potential regenerative treatment after severe spinal cord injury. (
  • Peripheral nerve injury with a significant gap between the proximal and distal stumps is currently treated with autologous nerve grafting but this is limited by availability of donor nerve and has associated morbidities. (
  • In this study, the neurotrophic and angiogenic properties of human ASC were evaluated, and their effects in a peripheral nerve injury model were determined. (
  • Here we report that pharmacological blockade of spinal P2X4 receptors (P2X4Rs), a subtype of ionotropic ATP receptor, reversed tactile allodynia caused by peripheral nerve injury without affecting acute pain behaviours in naive animals. (
  • After nerve injury, P2X4R expression increased strikingly in the ipsilateral spinal cord, and P2X4Rs were induced in hyperactive microglia but not in neurons or astrocytes. (
  • Intraspinal administration of P2X4R antisense oligodeoxynucleotide decreased the induction of P2X4Rs and suppressed tactile allodynia after nerve injury. (
  • Taken together, our results demonstrate that activation of P2X4Rs in hyperactive microglia is necessary for tactile allodynia after nerve injury and is sufficient to produce tactile allodynia in normal animals. (
  • Thus, blocking P2X4Rs in microglia might be a new therapeutic strategy for pain induced by nerve injury. (
  • Scientists from the Salk Institute are working on perfecting a molecule that convinces damaged nerves to regrow following spinal cord injury. (
  • The human trial, involving eight volunteer patients, aims to determine the safety of this pioneering procedure and the potential benefits to those who have suffered a recent spinal injury. (
  • The experiment rebuts claims that embryonic stem cells alone are suitable for spinal injury, a claim made by actor Christopher Reeve, who became a quadriplegic after falling from a horse. (
  • Reeve, who played Superman before suffering his injury, has vigorously supported embryonic stem cell research as a cure for spinal cord injury. (
  • Anthony Windebank, MD and coauthors, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, evaluated the response of nerve tissue over time to an implanted biomaterial scaffold, with or without Schwann cells, at the site of a full transection spinal cord injury in rats. (
  • In their study of spinal cord transection injury in rats, Hakim et al. (
  • When Degenerative disc disease is caused by heavy lifting or injury it is more prominent and painful due to disc inflammation and subsequent nerve pain. (
  • People who are paralysed through spinal cord injury are being given fresh hope following a breakthrough that could regenerate the nerves. (
  • Spinal cord injury - for which there is currently no cure - affects around 40,000 people in Britain, according to the Spinal Injuries Association. (
  • As defined by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale. (
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI) can result in varying degrees of neurological impairment depending on the location and severity of the injury. (
  • As of yet, scientists and researchers have not been able to completely reverse the damage caused by spinal cord injury, but a core group of experts in this fast-moving field have been making advances with therapies that can return function and make life easier for SCI patients. (
  • At the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction, we do things like nerve transplant, re-intubation of the diaphragm for ventilator-dependent patients and therapies to help spinal cord injury patients regain function," says Andrew Elkwood, MD, chairman and founder of The Institute for the Treatment of Paralysis, Jersey Shore Medical Center, N.J., where the symposium will take place. (
  • Dr. Zhang has also experienced success rerouting the nerves from the damaged site to other peripheral nerves, such as the ulnar nerve, when the injury site is above the thoracic area where intercostal nerves originate. (
  • This technique has been able to restore function for patients with virtually any level of injury: for high-level injury sites, the surgeon can connect functional peripheral nerves above the injury site to nearby dysfunctional nerves below the injury site. (
  • Injury to peripheral nerves in adult mammals causes deafferentation of the axotomized motoneurons, a phenomenon known as "synaptic stripping" [1]. (
  • Here, we pursued to influence synaptic responses after peripheral nerve injury and, thus, eventually alter the outcome by using botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT) or brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). (
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating and often debilitating condition. (
  • With support from a Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) Clinical Trial Award, Dr. Wilson Z. Ray and his team sought to establish and validate clinical guidelines on the use of nerve transfers to improve upper extremity function in patients with cervical SCI. (
  • A global perspective on spinal cord injury epidemiology. (
  • The spinal cord and its peripheral nerves are protected by the vertebral column, a stack of bones which surround and provide support. (
  • The 31 pairs of spinal nerves are named for the region of the vertebral column from which they exit the spinal cord. (
  • In the human body there are 31 pairs of spinal nerves, one on each side of the vertebral column. (
  • Outside the vertebral column, the nerve divides into branches. (
  • The anterior roots contain the axons of somatic and autonomic motor neurons that begin in the spinal cord and extend to the effectors. (
  • Many fascicles and the blood vessels that support their neurons are bundled together to form the entire spinal nerve. (
  • Neurons within the spinal nerves function by transmitting electrochemical signals known as action potentials along their axons and dendrites. (
  • Spinal nerves facilitate the transmission of action potentials by providing blood flow to neurons and by providing protection and insulation in the layers of connective tissue wrapping the neurons. (
  • Dr. Luigi Aloe, Cellular Biology and Neurobiology Institute, National Research Council, Italy and his team performed a study to investigate whether, by intranasal administration, the nerve growth factor bypasses the blood-brain barrier and turns over the spinal cord neurons. (
  • Sofroniew believes that prodding these intrinsic spinal cord neurons with drugs to form new connections combined with physical rehabilitation programs may maximize patient recovery. (
  • We actually showed just recently that if we give a certain drug to the brain, we can promote this rewiring into these 'interneurons',' he explains, referring to a 2006 study in rats involving brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that encouraged new connections between neurons in the brain and the relay neurons in the spinal cord. (
  • These outcomes arise because adult spinal cords have very limited ability to regenerate damaged neurons to aid in healing, said Dr. Zhang, a W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research and member of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine. (
  • Further experiments that looked for biomarkers commonly found in nerve cell communication indicated that the new neurons may form networks, he added. (
  • In these mutant mice, axonal projections from the mesencephalic neurons to the trigeminal (V) ganglion become aberrant and the proximal parts of the glossopharyngeal (IX) and vagus (X) nerves are fused. (
  • The study focused on commissural neurons, which are found in the spinal cord. (
  • The commissural neurons relay those signals up the spinal cord to the nerve cells that process the information in the brain. (
  • In a meticulous series of experiments with rats, Zou and colleagues show that a gradient of chemoattractant(s) along the spinal cord, probably formed by one or multiple Wnt proteins, lures growing commissural neurons toward the brain. (
  • If Wnt proteins could be used to entice damaged commissural neurons to regenerate and restore the connections between nerve cells of the spinal cord and the brain, it could revolutionize treatment of paralyzing spinal cord injuries. (
  • Reaching the spinal nerves along with the motor neurons are efferent autonomic branches, which are the processes of nerve cells found in the lateral horns. (
  • Molecules in the environment of the injured spinal cord are specifically instructing the nerve not to re-grow," according to Ronald Schnaar, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins. (
  • It helps organize regenerating axons to replicate the anatomy of the pre-injured spinal cord. (
  • Anatomy and Exposures of Spinal Nerves will effectively fill a gap caused by the absence of a peripheral nerve surgeon from many neurosurgery training programs. (
  • The spinal nerve is a nerve that occurs in pairs emerging from the spinal cord . (
  • Each level of the cervical spine has four nerve roots-two on each side-that branch off from the spinal cord. (
  • The nerves of the spinal cord branch out in the lumbar spine. (
  • So the team repeated the study, again severing the nerves on one side of the lumbar spine and letting function return via new connections. (
  • Everywhere else in the spine, the nerve emerges below the vertebra with the same name. (
  • The nerves that exit the neural foramina in the lumbar spine go on to form the lumbar plexus, a complex anastomosis of different nerves. (
  • Solitary spinal nerve schwannomas or neurinomas are the most common nerve sheath tumors of the spine [ 1 - 4 ]. (
  • A spine-injured patient would also have to rebuild the other nerves, which carry messages from the brain to the spinal cord, such as the corticospinal tracts. (
  • According to Shoichet, the technique is part of an overall strategy to repair spinal cord injuries where the spine is cut in two. (
  • After joining the ends of the severed spine with a tube, researchers would then fill this tube with the gel channels and peptides to stimulate nerve cell growth and bridge the gap between the two ends. (
  • Spinal nerves emerge through corresponding intervertebral foramina symmetrically on both sides of the spine and are divided into four branches. (
  • Containing spinal cord and ca uda equina, the thoracolumbar spine may partly recover in spinal nerve roots. (
  • Clinical signs produced by tumors of the spine are the same as those seen for any spinal disorder. (
  • For example, a common procedure includes rerouting an intercostal nerve from the spinal cord around each rib to the sternum before reaching the target nerve site below the injured level of the spine. (
  • There are delicate nerves that run up and down the spine combined with tendons and a group of strong bands called ligaments. (
  • There are also important nerves called cranial nerves that link directly from the brain to specific areas of the body. (
  • Other cranial nerves seemed intact. (
  • In rat models, the scaffolds supported tissue regrowth, stem cell survival and expansion of neural stem cell axons out of the scaffolding and into the host spinal cord. (
  • Axons are the long, threadlike extensions on nerve cells that reach out to connect to other cells. (
  • The new work puts us even closer to real thing," added co-first author Kobi Koffler, PhD, assistant project scientist in Tuszynski's lab, "because the 3D scaffolding recapitulates the slender, bundled arrays of axons in the spinal cord. (
  • Axons by themselves can diffuse and regrow in any direction, but the scaffold keeps axons in order, guiding them to grow in the right direction to complete the spinal cord connection," Chen said. (
  • However, the lack of significant exodus of axons from the graft had derailed the use of the peripheral nerve bridging strategy since it was first implemented by Tello in Ramon y Cajal's laboratory nearly a century ago ( Ramon y Cajal, 1928 ). (
  • Having bypassed the lesion, but being directed into gray matter, regenerating axons tended to remain within their segment of exit from the graft, so it was unknown whether critical functions associated with the far caudal spinal cord, such as bladder control, could also be impacted by this approach. (
  • Commissural axons in Frizzled3-deficient mice lost directionality of growth along the spinal cord. (
  • The cues that steer these brain axons down the spinal cord have not yet been identified. (
  • Without one or the other, the recipe simply does not succeed in regenerating new axons in the spinal cord. (
  • The sprouting of nerves the researchers saw was much more extensive than the growth that has been observed in previous work conducted in rats , Rosenzweig said. (
  • This was mimicked by severing nerves between the rats shoulder and spinal cord. (
  • Rats were then given one of three enzymes into a transplanted nerve, put in to rejoin damaged nerve ends. (
  • Incorporation of H 3 -leucine into dorsal root ganglion cells in rats was markedly increased over that of controls following section of sciatic and femoral nerves. (
  • A 3D printed, two-millimeter implant (slightly larger than the thickness of a penny) used as scaffolding to repair spinal cord injuries in rats. (
  • Here we used adult rats with complete thoracic cord transections that have been bridged by a combination of multiple peripheral nerve autografts (PNGs) covered by an acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF)-laden fibrin matrix plus ChABC delivered to the graft and at the graft/host interfaces. (
  • Subcutaneous pretreatment of neonatal or intrathecal pretreatment of adult rats with capsaicin increased nociceptive thresholds and reduced the release of adenosine evoked by K+ and morphine but not NE from dorsal spinal cord synaptosomes. (
  • Botulinum Neurotoxin Application to the Severed Femoral Nerve Modulates Spinal Synaptic Responses to Axotomy and Enhances Motor Recovery in Rats. (
  • For this first experiment using intraneural drug application, we selected the femoral nerve model in rats for a practical reason: the anatomy in this model allows work with a longer proximal trunk after nerve transection as compared with, for example, the facial nerve and, thus, easier application of BoNT or BDNF solutions to the severed nerve using plastic mini cups. (
  • Some anterior rami merge with adjacent anterior rami to form a nerve plexus, a network of interconnecting nerves. (
  • A loop of nerves called ansa cervicalis is part of the cervical plexus. (
  • Sural grafts were placed from the dural exit of the spinal nerves to the cord level of the plexus. (
  • The plexus was then re-exposed and intraoperative nerve action potentials were recorded across graft sites. (
  • Recordings of evoked cortical responses (ECR's), nerve action potentials (NAP's), and muscle action potentials (MAP's) made 38 months after graft repair of the plexus in Animal No. 1564. (
  • I have also been diagnosed with syringomyelia, I have a cystic lesion in the thoracic spinal cord. (
  • We have understood the combinations of biological mechanisms that are necessary to enable severed nerve fiber regrowth across complete spinal cord injuries in adult mammals. (
  • Spinal cord scars block nerve regrowth, however this new procedure secretes a treatment molecule that removes the scar and can aid recovery. (
  • Damage to the C6 motor neuron, by way of impingement, ischemia , trauma , or degeneration of nerve tissue, can cause denervation of one or more of the associated muscles. (
  • A thin layer of connective tissue known as the endoneurium individually wraps each neuron in a spinal nerve. (
  • The exterior of the spinal nerve is wrapped in yet another protective layer of connective tissue known as the epineurium. (
  • Using animal models and human spinal cord tissue, Dr. Michael Fehlings, the lead author of the study, discovered that the activation of the cell receptor Fas is a contributing factor to cord compression and nerve cell death. (
  • Between the two injuries was a zone of spinal cord tissue left unharmed. (
  • Infusion of decorin into spinal cord injuries prevents the formation of proteoglycan rich scar tissue by suppressing inflammation. (
  • Decorin inhibits the action of pro - inflammatory molecules released in spinal cord injuries, called transforming growth factors, which are thought to promote the formation of scar tissue. (
  • Studying the growth of nerve cells is a difficult proposition because one has to isolate them from surrounding tissue and then analyze the very fine slices under the microscope. (
  • Spinal cord tissue is opaque due to the fact that the water and the proteins contained in it refract light differently. (
  • The new accomplishment of this study - published in the Journal of Neuroscience - was to successfully kick start the nerve transmission again, using an enzyme to prevent scar tissue forming where the bypass had been made. (
  • CT and MRI also allow for differentiation between normal spinal cord parenchyma and the neoplastic tissue. (
  • 2. Spinal arachoiditis , verified by an operative note, or pathology report of tissue biopsy, or by medically acceptable imaging. (
  • Spinal nerves branch off from the spinal cord to innervate the rest of the body. (
  • From there, the spinal nerve branches into a network of nerves that innervate its dermatome (for sensations) and myotome (for motor controls). (
  • This is also true interms of the muscles, in terms of the nerves that innervate them. (
  • The cervical nerves innervate the sternohyoid, sternothyroid and omohyoid muscles. (
  • From there, the nerves go on to innervate the skin and muscles of the arm. (
  • These cervical nerves innervate the sternohyoid , sternothyroid , and omohyoid muscles . (
  • The spinal nerves and the plexuses they form innervate the skin and skeletal muscles. (
  • Some patients with spinal cord injuries later experience a substantial recovery of movement, and a new study in monkeys may explain why this is. (
  • Hypothesis: Peripheral nerve transfers in patients with spinal cord injuries will improve hand function and provide improvement in patient quality of life and functional independence. (
  • Crush lesion of dorsal roots did not increase the H 3 -leucine uptake of these cells except in animals which had received nerve growth factor after the operation. (
  • Anterior divisions: The intercostal nerves come from thoracic nerves T1-T11, and run between the ribs. (
  • Dr. Zhang and his colleagues have been able to report on the results of his nerve transplantation technique in 23 patients, who received 2-4 intercostal nerves transferred to the vertebral canal through a submuscular tunnel and connected to lumbar nerve roots. (
  • its ability to deaden pain has been pinpointed to cells in the spinal cord. (
  • Scarring occurs due to the activation, change in shape, and stiffness of cells, called astrocytes, which are the major nerve support cells in the spinal cord. (
  • the eight pairs of spinal nerves that arise from the cervical segments of the spinal cord, from above the atlas to below the seventh vertebra. (
  • It originates from the spinal column from above the cervical vertebra 6 (C6). (
  • It originates from the spinal column from below the thoracic vertebra 1 (T1). (
  • This pattern repeats until the C8 spinal nerve exits inferior to the C7 vertebra at the base of the neck and superior to the T1 vertebra in the thorax. (
  • Each spinal nerve exits the spinal cord at the intervertebral foramen just inferior to the vertebra of the same name. (
  • So, for example, the T10 spinal nerve exits from the intervertebral foramen just inferior to the T10 vertebra and superior to the T11 vertebra. (
  • In general, the spinal nerves emerge below the pedicle of the vertebra for which they are named. (
  • The nerve exiting below vertebra T1 is spinal nerve T1. (
  • This is true for all spinal nerves except for the first spinal nerve pair (C1), which emerges between the occipital bone and the atlas (the first vertebra). (
  • Thus the cervical nerves are numbered by the vertebra below, except spinal nerve C8, which exists below vertebra C7 and above vertebra T1. (
  • In the case of a lumbarized S1 vertebra (aka L6) or a sacralized L5 vertebra, the nerves are typically still counted to L5 and the next nerve is S1. (
  • Each thoracic nerve T1 -T12 originates from below each corresponding thoracic vertebra. (
  • Using small, specialized instruments, the surgeon can remove the lamina (roof of affected vertebra) and bone fragments causing nerve compression. (
  • Although, the accessory nerve is the 11th cranial nerve, we will discuss here the spinal component due to its importance in nerve injuries and repair. (
  • Hanna A.S. (2015) Spinal Accessory Nerve. (
  • spinal accessory nerve is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary . (
  • Taber's Online , (
  • Spinal Cord Disorders: Dizziness? (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is one of the most common fatal autosomal recessive disorders, characterised by progressive degeneration of anterior horn cells. (
  • Researchers have produced "the most conclusive evidence to date" that severed nerves in the spinal cord can regenerate. (
  • A collaborative project between scientists at University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, Princeton University, and Johns Hopkins University has led to a proof-of-concept for a 3D printed nerve guide that can regenerate nerves with more complex structures. (
  • Cervical spinal nerves, also called cervical nerves, provide functional control and sensation to different parts of the body based on the spinal level where they branch out from the spinal cord. (
  • These nerves branch off further, providing the signals needed to make muscles move and feel sensations like pressure, heat, and pain. (
  • Departing reversely from each spinal nerve is a delicate meningeal branch that participates in the innervation of the meninges of the spinal cord. (
  • Autonomic sympathetic conductors, called white communicating branches, separate from the spinal nerves or from the anterior branch of spinal nerves and proceed to the ganglia of the sympathetic trunk of the sympathetic nervous system. (
  • Caudal to the conus medullaris are the nerve roots of the more caudal spinal nerves which are collectively called, because of their appearance, the cauda equina (horse's tail). (
  • This is the first guidance mechanism that regulates growth of nerve cells up and down the spinal cord," said Yimin Zou, Assistant Professor in Neurobiology, Pharmacology & Physiology at the University. (
  • I was diagnosed with C5-C6 hernitation and spinal stenosis. (
  • For example, if you have osteoarthritis , herniated nucleus pulposus ( ruptured disc ), spinal stenosis , degenerative disc disease, facet arthritis , spinal arachnoiditis, or vertebral fracture, this listing will be used to make your medical determination for Social Security disability. (
  • 3. Lumbar spinal stenosis resulting in pseudoclaudication, evidenced by findings of medically acceptable imaging, manifested by chronic nonradicular pain and weakness, that results in an inability to ambulate effectively (i.e. use of prescribed cane, crutches, or even wheelchair). (
  • Tower Orthopaedics specialists may perform a minimally invasive laminectomy to relieve spinal nerve pressure from a herniated disc or stenosis condition. (
  • The researchers who made the discovery scanned the spinal cords of volunteers while applying painful heat to one arm. (
  • In the study, Rosenzweig and his colleagues made precise cuts to the spinal cords of 14 rhesus monkeys, severing only connections on the right side of their corticospinal tract. (
  • In 2013 and 2014, the Zhang laboratory created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of mice by introducing transcription factors that promoted the transition of adult glial cells into more primitive, stem cell-like states, and then coaxed them to mature into adult nerve cells. (
  • University of Toronto researchers have designed a method to facilitate nerve cell repair that could ultimately lead to treating severed spinal cords. (
  • However, the researchers said the findings might still have implications for those with more serious spinal injuries. (
  • This growth was able to restore 60 percent of the original spinal cord connections, the researchers said. (
  • But he noted the study only shows a correlation, and the researchers don't know yet whether the nerve growth they observed actually caused the behavioral improvements. (
  • Newswise - Toronto, April 13, 2011 - Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital have identified a cell receptor, which is responsible for cell death in the spinal cord in a condition called Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM). (
  • Surgical procedures to help nerve fiber growth are sometimes helpful, but researchers believe the addition of this treatment could be beneficial. (
  • The researchers are the first to use decorin to suppress inflammation and scar formation in spinal cord injuries. (
  • An international team of researchers headed by neurobiologists at Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie have developed a method of making the spinal cord transparent so that slicing and their 3D reconstruction is not necessary. (
  • The number of new spinal nerve cells generated by this process was low, however, leading researchers to focus on ways to amplify adult neuron production. (
  • In a two-step process, researchers first silenced parts of the p53-p21 protein pathway that acts as a roadblock to the reprogramming of glial cells into the more primitive, stem-like types of cells with potential to become nerve cells. (
  • Ultimately, the researchers intend to move into clinical trials on humans, where they hope their device can restore functions that were lost because of spinal cord injuries. (
  • As proof of concept, researchers printed four-centimeter-sized implants modeled from MRI scans of actual human spinal cord injuries. (
  • The researchers imagine that eventually a library of nerve structures could be created so that a 3D scan of a healthy nerve is not needed each time. (
  • The researchers conducted experiments in animal models of SCI to examine the role in nerve growth of a protein named mTOR . (
  • Obviously the researchers are working to reactivate the mTOR protein, but it is present in many parts of the body, and has many functions, so it is very important to restrict the effect just to the corticospinal nerves. (
  • 4 To date, there are no clinical guidelines on the utilization of nerve transfers to treat patients with SCIs This leaves researchers and clinicians in search of new and innovative techniques to improve quality of life for cervical SCI patients. (
  • A nerve transfer procedure will be individualized to each patient's functional deficit. (
  • The papers in this volume summarize information about the most recent and effective techniques for treating diffcult functional problems and painful situations by using minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques. (
  • Firing patterns and functional roles of different classes of spinal afferents in rectal nerves during colonic migrating motor complexes in mouse colon. (
  • The well-established femoral nerve model is a valuable alternative to other spinal nerve models like the sciatic one offering the possibility to analyze precision of target reinnervation, reliable functional assessments, and a straightforward search of anatomical deficits and structure-function correlations [22]. (
  • Also the problem of traumatic nerve lesions in different anatomical districts is analyzed with special attention on the theme of thoracic outlet syndrome. (
  • Future research to discover therapeutic agents able to block the fibrotic response to these scaffolds could improve their ability to bridge spinal cord lesions. (
  • CT and MRI allow for direct assessment of the spinal cord itself instead of indirect visualization of extradural or intradural space-occupying lesions in case of myelography. (
  • Many spinal nerve roots injured due to stretch or other types of lesions are not reparable. (
  • The cervical spinal nerve 6 (C6) is a spinal nerve of the cervical segment . (