The injection may be made in the neck muscles and about the involved nerve root or roots. This type of injury is caused by a sudden forceful movement of the neck in any direction with a sudden recoil in the opposite direction. At each vertebral level, a pair of spinal nerves exit through small openings called foramina one to the left and one to the right. The occipitoatlantal and cervical areas proved to be the chief factors in the patient's facial numbness. Support Center Support Center. The strain on the trigeminal nerve likely occurred at the upper cervical spine, at the nerve's cauda, and at the brainstem, the nerve's point of origin.
Trigeminal sensory impairment after soft-tissue injury of the cervical spine:
The Classic: The Cervical Syndrome
Spinal fusion is an operation that creates a solid union between two or more vertebrae. These discs allow the spine to move freely and act as shock absorbers during activity. Many patients sleep on more than one pillow, which causes flexion of the neck. Dr Genese has a master's degree in medical science. Poor posture with markedly rounded shoulders causes an increase in hyperextension of the neck and the development of posterior subluxations of the cervical spine. Patients may be a candidate for surgery if:.