Dermatomes (Map and Locations on Skin)

Question:

Please share your experience with dermatomes. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Deb, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

For several weeks I have experienced numbness in the skin over the fatty tissue between my xiphoid process and umbilicus. I can also feel a line of numbness from my back around my ribs that is much narrower. The dermatome is a little lower than my bra band that goes around my chest. At first it was more on the left side but now I can feel it on the right side too. It is not painful but disturbing because this part of my body does not feel like it belongs to me. I have no skin lesions.

Comment from: Chris, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 02

My right foot, ankle, and calf feel normal to the touch but my brain thinks my leg is ice cold. I have the extra lumbar vertebrae, fusion at L5-S1. Now MRI shows spinal stenosis at L 2 - 3 and L 3 - 4. I wonder what sensory nerves are causing this horrible ice cold feeling and which dermatomes are being pinched.

Comment from: Red, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 07

I am a bit confused. I have bulging discs L4/L5, and I wonder where the dermatome is for hamstring strain.

Patient Comments & Reviews

REFERENCE:

Kishner, S., MD. "Dermatomes Anatomy." Medscape. Updated: Aug 15, 2015.
<http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1878388-overview>

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