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Could the dorsal nerve be causing my persistent genital arousal disorder?

Could the dorsal nerve be causing my persistent genital arousal disorder?

Possibly: The dorsal nerve could be the cause of pgad. Please see your md for further evaluation. There are treatments. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What are the differences between the neural tube and the dorsal nerve cord?

What are the differences between the neural tube and the dorsal nerve cord?

Neural tube vs DNC: Same thing. Read about Neural Tube. You'll learn more ! Read about the sonic hedgehog and how it influences the development of the ventral portions of the neural tube. This is amazing stuff. We've learned a lot about the nitty gritty of embryology in the past 5 years ! ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between neural tube and dorsal nerve cord?

Doctors, what is the difference between neural tube and dorsal nerve cord?

Notochord: notochord is formed on day 17 gestation this then secretes signalling molecules like SHH protien that induces overlying ectoderm to neuroectoderm this produces precurser cells for neural structures in the embrayo the notochord then forms the axis of developing vertebral body in the developing embrayo during primary nurulation the neuroectoderm forms a neural tube and spinal tube ...Read more

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Ft dr said L leg/ft pain is dorsal nerve. nerve root sleeve cyst s1 or 2. Gabapentin no help. also severe rectal pain when asleep and pelvic pain.

Ft dr said L leg/ft pain is dorsal nerve. nerve root sleeve cyst s1 or 2.   Gabapentin no help. also severe rectal pain when asleep and pelvic pain.

Leg/foot pain: If the meds are helping and you're having a hard time sleeping at night, you might consider talking to your PCP about referring you to a neurosurgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would happen if there was a destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion?

What would happen if there was a destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion?

Loss of sensation: Destruction of the dorsal root ganglion would interrupt the sensory pathway of that particular nerve - therefore, one would be expected to have numbness in the distribution of that spinal nerve. ...Read more

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What do swellings on the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves signify?

Nerve cell bodies: The dorsal root ganglion (the enlargement) is the place in the nerve where the cell bodies of feeling nerves (sensory nerves) are located. ...Read more

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What happens if the dorsal root of a spinal nerve is damaged?

What happens if the dorsal root of a spinal nerve is damaged?

It may create: Neuropathic pain as this is in the vicinity of the dorsal root ganglion and may affect that nerve's functional distribution as well depending on what type of overlap or cross innervation that may be in that individual. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the function of the dorsal root of the spinal nerve?

Can you tell me the function of the dorsal root of the spinal nerve?

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 to feel things in your extremities (for example: pain, temperature, vibration). The information is transmitted to your brain so you understand what type of sensation is being encountered by the extremity. ...Read more

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What will happen if an injury cuts the dorsal root of a spinal nerve that carries feelings of pain?

What will happen if an injury cuts the dorsal root of a spinal nerve that carries feelings of pain?

Numbness: The dorsal (posterior, toward the back) root carries sensation nerve fibers: feeling of light touch, vibration, sense of position (movement or where the arm or leg or joint is), pain. However, there is much overlap between the area serves by a single nerve, so there may not be total loss of sensation, depending on how the person is "wired.". ...Read more

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What is dorsal ramus of the spinal nerve?

What is dorsal ramus of the spinal nerve?

A homework question?: You're 34 so I'm guessing it's not a homework question. I just did a web search using your question & got a great profusion of hits. Don't take offense, but HealthTap docs do this to apply medical reasoning to posters' questions, not so they can regurgitate facts that anyone, physician or nonphysician, can look up for themselves. ...Read more