Nerve Plexus

A nerve plexus is a network of intersecting nerves. Except for the ventral rami of Th2-Th12 nerves, they combine sets of ventral rami of spinal nerves nerves that serve the same area of the body into one large grouped nerve. There are several in the body, including:

  • Cervical plexus - serves the head, neck and shoulders
  • Brachial plexus - serves the chest, shoulders, arms and hands
  • Lumbar plexus - serves the back, abdomen, groin, thighs, knees, and calves
  • Sacral plexus - serves the pelvis, buttocks, genitals, thighs, calves, and feet
  • Celiac plexus - serves internal organs
  • Coccygeal plexus - serves a small region over the coccyx
  • Auerbach's plexus - serves gastrointestinal tract

Read more about Nerve Plexus:  Cervical Plexus, Brachial Plexus, Lumbar Plexus, Sacral Plexus, Coccygeal Plexus

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