Neurologic System Discussion

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A 52-year-old man is admitted into the hospital, awaiting a cervical spinal fusion after suffering from an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident. His chief complaint is neck pain and numbness and tingling in his fingers. Concern exists that he has suffered from some injury to his spinal cord.

1. Following the surgical procedure the patient has seizure-like activity. The physicians order an examination to detect voltage changes in the brain neurons. What test is used, and why?

2. The surgery is completed, and the patient is transferred to a general care area. As he awakens, he continues to complain of numbness and tingling in his fingers. Two basic types of cells make up nervous tissue. Neurons are electrically excited cells that process and transmit information through electrical and chemical signals. Discuss the type of neuron associated with numbness and tingling.

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