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(Sensations via Nerve Root to the Spinal Cord)

What are Dermatomes?

The nerves from the spinal cord supply sensation (for example, pain, touch, temperature) to the body. Each nerve supplies sensation to a specific area as noted in the diagram below. The different segments of the spinal cord are as follows:

Picture of Body Dermatomes

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Medically reviewed by Joseph Carcione, DO; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


"The detailed neurologic examination in adults"

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