Nerves run from the brain throughout the body, cervical nerve roots names C1-C8 exit the level above the vertebrae named in the neck, except the last one (C8 exits below the C7 vertebra). These cervical nerves then branch out to supply muscles that enable functioning of the shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers. They also carry sensory fibres to the skin that provide us with sensation.
Generally no appropriate initially unless symptoms have not improved with conservative management within expected timeframes
Neck Nerve ConditionsNeck Conditions
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