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Both phrenic nerves arise from the C3, C4 and C5 nerve roots in the cervical spine at the back of the neck, according to Radiopaedia.org. The right and left phrenic nerves are sensory and motor nerves that control moveme... More »

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The phrenic nerve controls the diaphragm, a muscle located under the lungs. The phrenic nerve signals the diaphragm muscle to contract when a person is about to inhale. When the diaphragm muscle contracts, it moves downw... More »

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Injury to the phrenic nerve can paralyze the diaphragm and have a serious impact on the regulation of breathing, such as difficulty during inhalation, according to the UCLA Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. T... More »

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