The effects of compression on the physiology of nerve roots.

  title={The effects of compression on the physiology of nerve roots.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn L. Rydevik},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  volume={15 1},
The spinal roots connect the central and peripheral nervous systems. In doing so, the nerve roots pass through the spinal column, where they are located in narrow spaces, close to vertebrae and intervertebral discs. At these locations, nerve roots can be subjected to mechanical compression in association with, for example, disc herniation, spinal stenosis and spine trauma. In this article, basic aspects of the anatomy and physiology of nerve roots are reviewed. Nerve fiber arrangements… CONTINUE READING
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