Sensations carried by spinal cord.

Columns in the spinal cord and the sensations carried by these columns have been a great headache to me.But when I learned to associate with a back massage it became so easy.

Posterior/Dorsal Column Sensations

Fine touch and pressure/Discriminative touch


Joint position sense

Receptor:Meissners corpuscles,pacinian corpuscle,muscle spindle,Golgi tendon organ.

Posterior/Dorsal>>>Back>>Imagine giving a massage>>fine touch,fine pressure, vibration

Anterolateral column/Spinothalamic tract

Anterior Spinothalamic tract

1.Crude touch

2.Crude Pressure

Receptor: Free nerve endings

Lateral spinothalamic tract



Receptor: Free nerve ending

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