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what happens if the ventral root of a spinal nerve were cut

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
motor loss: The ventral root of the spinal nerve carries the motor fibers, where the dorsal root carries the sensory fibers. So if the ventral root of a nerve wa ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Atrophy or wasting.: When a muscle is denervated, it atrophies or 'shrivels up'. This is why patients who had polio have small paralyzed limbs in the effected distribution ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Loss of motor contro: Loss of motor function with sensory preserved.Ventral branch has efferent motor dorsal has afferent sensory.
Dr. Richard Guyer
46 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Weakness or paralysi: The ventral root contains the motor fibers which control our muscles. Because muscles have multiple nerve roots innervating them the result may only b ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Numbness: The dorsal (posterior, toward the back) root carries sensation nerve fibers: feeling of light touch, vibration, sense of position (movement or where t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pain, burning: The dorsal root ganglion is a very sensitive part of the nerve origin and may be damaged. It results in severe pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
36 years experience Pain Management
see below: A spinal nerve (root) is a large nerve bundle that leaves the spine at regular intervals, right and left. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Problem xitng spine: Nerves branch off in bundles from the spinal cord & exit thru an opening between the vertebrae.This is the nerve root. The opening itself is subject t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
35 years experience Radiology
Paraplegia: The ventral roots of spinal cord are involved with motor control of muscles.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
14 years experience Neurology
Radiculitis.: Radiculitis refers to inflammation of the nerve root. A more general term for any problem with spinal nerve roots (including compression) is radiculop ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lets you feel things: The nerve root has 2 "ganglions". The dorsal root is on the posterior side of the nerve (closer to your back) and carries the fibers that allow you t ... Read More
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