Classic Nerve Root Impingement in the Neck

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This medical illustration series depicts various disc injury with nerve root impingement in the neck associated with whiplash injury. Insets: A. Normal anatomy with the annulus fibrosus, nucleus pulposus, nerve root covered by dura, facet, spinal cord, lamina and spinous process; B. Disc bulge on dura (thecal sac) and anterior spinal cord; C. Lateral disc herniation with compression of the exiting nerve root; D. Central disc herniation with compression of the spinal cord.

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