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BICEPS REFLEX-C5 Although the biceps is innervated by the musculocutaneous
nerve at neurologic levels C5 and C6, its reflex action is largely a function of C5.
Thus, in testing the biceps reflex, you are primarily assessing the integrity of ...
... Levels This phase of the examination is based upon the fact that pathology in
the cervical spine, such as a herniated disc, is frequently reflected to the upper
extremity via the brachial plexus (C5-T1), the innervation for the entire extremity.
Since the brachialis muscle (the other main flexor of the elbow) is also innervated
by the musculocutaneous nerve, a flexion test of the elbow should provide an
adequate indication of C5 integrity. To test elbow flexion, instruct your patient to ...
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