Nerves carry electrical signals from one part of the body to another, helping us move, breathe, and more. To better understand your body, explore how different nerves look and work.

A close-up view of the interior of the ear featuring the cochlea and semi-circular canals. - stock illustration
Vestibular Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Cochlear Nerve's Role in Hearing: A Complex Phenomenon
Cochlear Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Close up of teenage boy's face
The Buccal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Pointing to supraorbital nerve on a model of a skull
The Supraorbital Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Photo of the brachial plexus.
Plexus: Structure, Function, Injuries, Treatment
Chewing and salivating are functions of the otic ganglion
Otic Ganglion: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Doctor examining patient's throat in ward
Superior Laryngeal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, Treatment
Bell's palsy affects the geniculate ganglion
Geniculate Ganglion: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Rheumatoid arthritis, general practitioner examining patient and hand for signs of rheumatoid arthri
Anterior Interosseus Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Exercising lats
Thoracodorsal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Dental drilling of lower tooth
Inferior Alveolar Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Human brain x-ray - stock photo
Maxillary Nerve: Anatomy, Location, and Function
TMJ pain
Auriculotemporal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, Treatment
Tilting head
The Accessory Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Shoulder pain
Suprascapular Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Looking to side uses the abducens nerve
Abducens Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Rear View of Woman Stretching After Indoor Cycling
Musculocutaneous Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Spinal cord
Spinal Cord: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Cranial Nerves
Cranial Nerves: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
illustration showing the structures of the brachial plexus
Brachial Plexus: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Photo of a doctor examining a man's shoulder.
Long Thoracic Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Human brain, illustration
Astrocytes: Anatomy, Location, and Function
Woman exercising on a porch
The Obturator Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Eye, eyelid & eyelashes -details
The Oculomotor Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Young woman have problem speaking
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, Treatment
Tasting and swallowing
Glossopharyngeal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, Treatment
Tasting
Chorda Tympani Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
A woman points one foot and flexes the other.
Deep Peroneal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Skin Care
Superficial Peroneal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
A young woman sticks her tongue out.
Hypoglossal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Back problems.
Sciatic Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Physiotherapist, chiropractor doing a cranial sacral therapy to a man patient. Activating trigeminal nerve. Osteopathy.
The Trigeminal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Help your skin along
Facial Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
A woman's calf is colored red along the outside, where the superficial peroneal nerve runs.
Common Peroneal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Woman has hand pain could not use Laptop
Median Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Synapse illustration
Synapses in the Nervous System
Nerve pain
Trigeminal Ganglion: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Man and doctor
Spinal Nerves: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Woman stretching neck
Cervical Plexus: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Cropped shot of young woman scratching her forearm with fingers
Radial Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Running through a treatment plan with a patient
Phrenic Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Male runner stretching his thigh muscle
The Lumbar Plexus: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Woman in a gym stretching her arm and shoulder
The Axillary Nerve: Anatomy Function, and Treatment
Doctor showing patient a model of the spine and pelvis
The Pudendal Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Doctor examining man with lower back pain
The Sacral Plexus: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Closeup of a human eye
Trochlear Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Woman with jaw pain talking to her doctor
Mandibular Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
What's wrong with my tooth?
Lingual Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Nurse examining man's elbow
Ulnar Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Closeup of a woman's eye
Optic Nerve: Anatomy, Location, and Function
Closeup of woman's eye and side of nose
Ophthalmic Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Closeup of a woman's foot
Tibial Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Portrait of smiling young woman smelling flowers
Olfactory Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Thigh nerves
Femoral Nerve: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Human nerve cells
The Autonomic Nervous System: Anatomy and Function
Doctor examining patient in office
The Vagus Nerve: Anatomy and Function
Human brain, illustration
The Cranial Nerves: Anatomy, Location, and Function
Targeting Myelin Repair as Treatment for MS
The Myelin Sheath: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Neuron illustration
The Peripheral Nervous System