Advertisement

How do spinal nerves cross the bone to the rest of the body?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Long spinal nerves branch out into nerve roots that pass through openings between the bony arches in the rear part of the spine.  Watch to learn more about the spine and spinal cord.



Continue Learning about Functions of Nerves

Why do my teeth chatter when I'm cold?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Your body usually maintains a constant temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit; that's the temperatur...
More Answers
Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
The culprit: The photic sneeze reflex, which usually causes more than one sneeze and occurs in appro...
More Answers
How do nerve cells communicate?
Michael J. Mufson, MDMichael J. Mufson, MD
Here is how neurons (nerve cells) communicate:An electrical signal travels down the axon.Chemical ne...
More Answers
How do the nerves of your body communicate?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Amid all the moosh and goosh and squoosh that's jellied up under your skull, there's the ultimate co...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.