Spinal Accessory Nerve Injury: Treatment & Symptoms


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What is the function of the spinal accessory nerve?

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1. What are the three systems that make up the nervous system?

2. Why is the spinal accessory nerve prone to injury?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can use this assessment to help them understand the injuries that occur to the spinal accessory nerve. Topics covered on the quiz include questions about the function of the spinal accessory nerve and why it is prone to injury.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students interested in taking this assessment should familiarize themselves with this material:

  • The definition of the spinal accessory nerve
  • The parts of the nervous system
  • Why the SAN is susceptible to injury
  • The symptoms of SAN injuries
  • Treatment options for SAN injuries

Skills Practiced

The assessment will allow students to sharpen these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull important information from the accompanying lesson on the spinal accessory nerve
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define terms like spinal accessory nerve and the nervous system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why the SAN is particularly prone to injury
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms and treatment of SAN injuries

Additional Learning

For more information, students should peruse the related lesson, Spinal Accessory Nerve Injury: Treatment & Symptoms. It will help them to achieve these objectives:

  • Define the nervous system and identify its parts
  • Understand cranial nerves
  • Learn the causes, treatments, and symptoms of SAN injuries