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Margaret Frank

Hi Chrissy, this all makes sense so thank you. However, On exam #2 – There was a question about a disc herniation (described as severe) at L4/5 spinal level – asking which spinal nerve distribution might you notice strength and/or sensation changes. I put L5 as L5 is the “transverse” nerve root – however, the answer was L4, L5 and S1. Is this only because it is described as “severe”? I found it to be a trick question. If the question did not label the severity of the herniation – then would L5 make the most sense as the correct answer? Thank you so much for your feedback!