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What is the nerve center at L1? Why can’t anyone with an injury below that have function below injury, or respond to FES?

Published: September 20, 2004 | Category: Answers | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , ,

T The part of the spinal cord that is situated at the bony segmental level of L1 contains most of the spinal cord that represent the L1-S4 spinal segments. These segments innervate the pelvic area and the legs.

Collections of neurons in these segments control a variety of functions. These include walking (locomotion), the series of reflexes leading to urination (micturation), sexual function, etc. Continue Reading »