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The spinal cord is located in the spinal canal, which is formed by the bony and cartilagenous structures of the vertebral column. Disease or structural derangement of the spinal column may lead to functional disturbance of the spinal cord or of the motor and sensory nerve roots attached to, or arising from, the spinal cord. It follows that at given levels of the spinal cord, or nerve roots, certain neurophysiological business ordinarily conducted here will be disturbed. Much of the time one can deduce, on the basis of disturbed function, where the disturbance is created, and with reason and a
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Orthopaedic Neurology. A Diagnostic Guide to Neurologic Levels.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:274. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-2-274_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(2):274.
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