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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Not sure...: Not sure i understand your question, but "dermatome" refers to the cutaneous distribution of sensation for a given nerve. I am not familiar with the t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: You may well be suffering from Shingles. Are the lesions painful now? Talk to your doctor to see if something can be done about it.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Dermatomes are maps of the skin based on study of many people. Based on where the skin is numb or sensitive or has abnormal feeling, a physician can t ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
They can in part by: Showing the nerve level of sensory function that is intact but not necessarily reflect the true level of injury all the time unless the injury is wha ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Definitions overlap: A dermatome is an area of skin supplied by sensory neurons that arise from a single spinal nerve ganglion (from a single dorsal root). A peripheral n ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Dermatome: A dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied by a single spinal nerve.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not usually, but: If a disc fragment is close to the s-1 nerve root or the disc extrusion is large, there may be an affect on both l-5 and s-1 levels.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Things to consider: May have intermittent "tapping" of the L3 nerve root causing sporadic symptoms. Other potential causes of your symptoms include iliotibial band syndr ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Need to image: The pain should have decreased substantially by 3-4 weeks if simple healing was proceeding, but wonder if more has occurred. Would definitely get bot ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Couple thots: Doubt this is due to problem in neck, and rather might wonder about problem with radial nerve if over top or forearm (dorsal interosseus syndrome), bu ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. The distribution of symptom ... Read More

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