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Table 4 Relationship between quality of pain and nerve root level

From: Pain patterns and descriptions in patients with radicular pain: Does the pain necessarily follow a specific dermatome?

Area/Nerve root Burning Aching Sharp Other/
Not described
  n percent n percent n percent n percent
Cervical 3 3.9 40 51.9 25 32.5 9 11.7
Lumbar 10 8.4 56 47.1 45 37.8 8 6.7
Chi-square p = 0.3389; p = 0.3806 with "Other" excluded
Cervical Levels         
C4 2 28.6 3 42.9 2 28.6 0 0.0
C5 1 6.7 6 40.0 6 40.0 2 13.3
C6 3 5.9 24 47.1 16 31.4 8 15.7
C7 0 0.0 24 63.2 11 28.9 3 7.9
Chi-square p = 0.1531; p = 0.1243 with "Other" excluded
Lumbar levels         
L2 2 33.3 2 33.3 2 33.3 0 0.0
L3 2 14.3 7 50.0 4 28.6 1 7.1
L4 7 20.6 17 50.0 8 23.5 2 5.9
L5 9 15.5 27 46.6 19 32.8 3 5.2
S1 3 7.5 15 37.5 18 45.0 4 10.0
Chi-square p = 0.7229; p = 0.5031 with "Other" excluded