What passes through the intervertebral foramen?
The foramen allows for the passage of the spinal nerve root, dorsal root ganglion, the spinal artery of the segmental artery, communicating veins between the internal and external plexuses, recurrent meningeal (sinu-vertebral) nerves, and transforaminal ligaments.
Which spinal nerve passes through the intervertebral foramen between C3 and C4?
The transverse cervical nerve, of C2 and C3, projects posteriorly and wraps around anteriorly to supply the skin of the anterior cervical region. The supraclavicular nerve, of C3 and C4, descends from the posterior sternocleidomastoid and provides sensory information from the skin over the clavicle and shoulder. 
What structure passes through the intervertebral foramen between each pair of vertebrae?
The intervertebral foramen is the opening between every two vertebrae where the nerve roots exit the spine. The nerve roots travel through the foramen to reach the rest of the body. There are two neural foramina between each pair of vertebrae—one on each side.
Do spinal nerves pass through transverse foramen?
The transverse foramina of the cervical vertebrae provide a passageway by which the vertebral artery, vein and sympathetic nerves can pass.
What is the intervertebral foramen formed by?
These are the root of each spinal nerve, the spinal artery of the segmental artery, communicating veins between the internal and external plexuses, recurrent meningeal (sinu-vertebral) nerves, and transforaminal ligaments.
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Which spinal nerve branches serve the upper and lower limbs?
The ventral ramus: Contains nerves that serve the remaining ventral parts of the trunk and the upper and lower limbs carrying visceral motor, somatic motor, and sensory information to and from the ventrolateral body surface, structures in the body wall, and the limbs.
What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve at C4?
C4-C5 Pinched Nerve: The C5 nerve root is responsible for the deltoid muscle which sits on top of the shoulder, outside of the upper arm. A pinched nerve at the C4-5 level would cause shoulder pain and possibly weakness of the deltoid muscle.
Are all spinal nerves mixed?
Through the spinal nerves the CNS receives information and controls the actions of the trunk and limbs. They are formed by the union of dorsal and ventral roots. Thus, all the spinal nerves are composed of both sensory and motor fibers (mixed nerves).
What is foramen in the spine?
The foramen is the bony hollow archway created by pedicles of adjacent vertebrae, creating a passageway through which all spinal nerve roots run.