PAIN; CNV and CNVII

Objectives

  • Apply the neuroanatomy of the facial nerve (CN VII) to common manifestations of facial palsy.
  • Apply the neuroanatomy of the trigeminal nerve (CN V) to common manifestations of trigeminal nerve lesions (trigeminal neuralgia).
  • Integrate the neuroanatomy of the location of the nuclei associated with CN V and VII to common brainstem lesion symptom clusters.
  • Describe the pain pathways from the spinal cord through the brainstem to the cortex and the integrate with with the modulation of the pain experience.
  • Integrate peripheral nociception with the central experience and modulation of the pain experience.

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)