What happens when the genitofemoral nerve is damaged?

What happens when the genitofemoral nerve is damaged?

Genitofemoral neuralgia is one of the most common causes of lower abdominal and pelvic pain. It’s main symptoms include burning pain and numbness over the lower abdomen that radiates to to the genitalia and into the inner thigh.

What kind of nerve is the Genitofemoral?

The genitofemoral nerve is a branch of the lumbar plexus arising within the substance of the psoas major muscle from the union of anterior rami of L1 and L2 spinal nerves.

What Innervates the pubic area?

The genitofemoral nerve often divides close to its origin, in which case its branches emerge separately from the psoas major. The genital branch innervates the genital area. It crosses the lower part of the external iliac artery and enters the inguinal canal by the deep ring.

Is the genitofemoral nerve sensory?

The function of the femoral branch of the genitofemoral nerve is exclusively sensory in both genders. It connects to the area of skin below the inguinal ligament, which extends from the hip to the pubic bone in the groin.

What nerve passes through the groin?

There are two known nerves that pass within the structures of the inguinal canal. These nerves are the ilioinguinal and the genitofemoral nerves.

Is the genitofemoral nerve somatic?

The somatic nerves of the pelvis include the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous nerve, Femoral nerve, Genitofemoral nerve, Obturator nerve and the Lumbosacral trunk.

What is innervated by the obturator nerve?

The anterior branch of the obturator nerve innervates the adductor longus, adductor brevis, and gracilis muscles, as well as giving innervation to the hip joint. The obturator nerve originates from posterior divisions of L2, L3, and L4 spinal roots.

What Innervates the inguinal canal?

There are two known nerves that pass within the structures of the inguinal canal. These nerves are the ilioinguinal and the genitofemoral nerves. [1] A third nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, supply sensation to the skin above the genitalia does not pass through the inguinal canal.

Is the Genitofemoral nerve somatic?

What does the subcostal nerve innervate?

Subcostal nerve (T12). The subcostal nerve provides sensory innervation to the region under the umbilicus and also provides motor innervation to the pyramidalis and quadratus lumborum muscles.

What Innervates external oblique?

The external oblique abdominal muscle is innervated by motor branches of the lateral cutaneous branches of the anterior spinal nerves in a segmental pattern. With the exception of the subcostal nerve the motor branches enter the outer surface of the muscle digitation arising from the rib above.

What muscle is innervated by the femoral nerve?

The muscles in the anterior compartment of the thigh are innervated by the femoral nerve (L2-L4), and as a general rule, act to extend the leg at the knee joint. There are three major muscles in the anterior thigh – the pectineus, sartorius and quadriceps femoris.

What can I do about femoral nerve damage?

Medications. You might have corticosteroid injections in your leg to reduce inflammation and get rid of any swelling that occurs.

  • Therapy. Physical therapy can help build up the strength in your leg muscles again.
  • Surgery. Your doctor might recommend surgery if you have a growth blocking your femoral nerve.
  • What muscles are innervated by L2?

    The second lumbar spinal nerve (L2) originates from the spinal column from below the lumbar vertebra 2 (L2). L2 supplies many muscles, either directly or through nerves originating from L2. They may be innervated with L2 as single origin, or be innervated partly by L2 and partly by other spinal nerves.

    What cranial nerve is damaged?

    If any of the three cranial nerves that control eye movement (3rd, 4th, or 6th cranial nerve) is damaged, people cannot move their eyes normally. Symptoms include double vision when looking in certain directions. If the 3rd cranial nerve (oculomotor nerve) is paralyzed, the upper eyelid is paralyzed.

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