The innervation of the cervical intervertebral discs

Bogduk N., Windsor M. and Inglis A. (1988) The innervation of the cervical intervertebral discs. Spine, 13 1: 2-8.

Author Bogduk N.
Windsor M.
Inglis A.
Title The innervation of the cervical intervertebral discs
Journal name Spine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1528-1159
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 2
End page 8
Total pages 7
Subject 2728 Clinical Neurology
2732 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
1314 Physiology
Abstract Microdissection and histologic studies were undertaken to determine the innervation of the cervical intervertebral discs. The cervical sinuvertebral nerves were found to have an upward course in the vertebral canal, supplying the disc at their level of entry and the disc above. Branches of the vertebral nerve supplied the lateral aspects of the cervical discs. Histologic studies of discs obtained at operation showed the presence of nerve fibers as deeply as the outer third of the anulus fibrosus. These anatomic findings provide the hitherto missing substrate for primary disc pain and the pain of provocation discography.
Keyword Annulus fibrosus
Cervical disc pain
Cervical intervertebral disc
Sinuvertebral nerve
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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