Dermatomal Innervation

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  • A dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied by a single spinal nerve.
  • C2-4 innervate the posterior head, neck and shoulder
  • C5-T2 innervate the arm
  • T2-L1 innervate the thorax and abdomen like a stack of discs
  • T6 is at the level of the xiphoid process, T10 is at the horizontal level of the umbilicus
  • L2-S4 innervate the legs, progressively moving medio-superiorly, then disto-laterally, then back up to the buttocks