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Unformatted text preview: Mechanoreceptors Mechanoreceptors Because of its mobility, the upper cervical spine has the highest spinal region density of type II mechanoreceptors for sensing motion and position. Type II receptors function in a negative feedback cycle with nociceptors. When type II mechanoreceptors fire nociceptors are inhibited and vice-versa. Subluxations often activiate nociceptors and inhibit mechanoreceptors. Our cerebrums and cerebellums have very rich receptor areas for mechanoreception....
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- Fall '10