LAB 6: BRAINSTEM - PAIN PATHWAYS AND MODULATION, CRANIAL NERVES, BLOOD SUPPLY

Student Preparation Guide

Objectives

  • Describe and localize the pathways and structures involved in pain perception.
  • Describe and localize the pathways and structures involved in the modulation of pain.
  • Describe and localize the components and pathways associated with cranial nerve V and cranial nerve VII, and the modalities carried in them.
  • Describe the blood supply to the brainstem at all levels.

Videos

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Additional Links


Basic Overview of Pain

(20sec narrated animation)

Pain Pathway

(narrated animation:
spinothalamic tract to brain)

Spinothalamic Tract

(handwritten tutorial)

Brainstem Rule of 4

(IMJ clinical tips)

Brainstem Rule of 4

(practical neurology article)