|Dynamic Chiropractic – April 1, 2020 (Vol. 38, Issue 04)|
Sclerotomes, Viscerotomes and Angiotomes, Oh My!
K. Jeffrey Miller, DC, MBA
Two of the most common procedures used in neuromusculoskeletal examination are testing the skin to assess a patient's ability to feel various sensations and testing muscle strength. In testing the skin, we are attempting to determine if an area of altered sensation or a pattern of pain is related to a dermatome, an area of skin innervated by a single spinal nerve root. In testing muscle strength, we are attempting to determine if weakness is present in a myotome, a group of muscles innervated by a single nerve root. Continue reading on digital