Meningeal branches of spinal nerve

Meningeal branches of spinal nerve
Nerve: Meningeal branches of spinal nerves
Innervates intraspinal ligaments, vertebral periosteum, annulus fibrosus, zygapophysial joint capsules
From Spinal nerve

The meningeal branches of the spinal nerves (also known as recurrent meningeal nerves, sinuvertebral nerves, or recurrent nerves of Luschka) are a number of small nerves that branch from the spinal nerve (or the posterior ramus) near the origin of the anterior and posterior rami. They then re-enter the intervertebral foramen, and innervate the facet joints, the annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral disk, and the ligaments and periosteum of the spinal canal, carrying pain sensation. The nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disk has no pain innervation.


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