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|Nerve: Cervical nerves|
|Dermatome distribution of the trigeminal nerve|
|Gray's||subject #209 921|
The cervical nerves are the spinal nerves from the cervical vertebrae.
Although there are seven cervical vertebrae (C1-C7), there are eight cervical nerves (C1-C8). All nerves except C8 emerge above their corresponding vertebrae, while the C8 nerve emerges below the C7 vertebra. (In the other portions of the spine, the nerve emerges below the vertebra with the same name.)
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Nerves: spinal nerves
anterior (Coccygeal plexus) - posterior (Posterior branch of coccygeal nerve)