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Posted by: dermatome | 2008/12/05

dermatome

What is a dermatome? How can it cause burning feet? And how does one cure it?

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A DERMATOME is an area of skin innervated (influenced) by sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.
In other words - the loss or change in sensation in such an area is usually the result of an irritation to a spinal nerve. In your case it would possibly be in the lower back. Your doctor or a chiropractor can assist in determining the exact origin and recommend a course of appropriate treatment.

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