Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis and Treatment / Edition 7

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The Seventh Edition of this textbook is built upon the peer-reviewed literature and research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of low back and radicular pain, focusing on the nonsurgical chiropractic adjusting methods. This text is the culmination of twelve years of updated research and development of spinal manipulation. From spinal stenosis to rehabilitation of low back pain patients to the latest treatise on fibromyalgia, you’ll find it all in Low Back Pain, Seventh Edition.

You’ll find detailed discussion of:

  • Biomechanics of the spine involved in low back pain
  • The neurophysiology and pathology of the intervertebral disc and neural tissues in pain production, emphasizing compressive and chemical etiology of nerve pain
  • Both federally and non federally funded spine research reports of flexion distraction spinal biomechanics and clinical outcomes of its application
  • Researched updated application of flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation for spinal stenosis, disc herniation, facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, transitional segment, scoliosis, and mechanical back pain
  • Research studies of Ram Gudavalli, PhD performed at Palmer and National Universities of Chiropractic in collaboration with the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and Hines VA hospital
  • Sacroiliac joint update of anatomy and biomechanics of spinal manipulation
  • Chiropractic spinal manipulation compared to medical care and surgery of back and radicular pain for clinical outcomes and cost of care
  • Rehabilitation of the back pain patient and its necessity in clinical management
  • Intervertebral disc classification of degeneration, herniation types and clinical significance 

New chapters in the Seventh Edition cover:

  • Nutritional factors in the treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration and osteopenia and osteoporosis of bone
  • Treatment for back pain in the pregnant female patient with flexion distraction spinal adjustments
  • Fibromyalgia: updated diagnosis and treatment of this problem condition
  • Physiological therapeutics used in general chiropractic clinical practice in spine care
  • The history and evolution of Cox flexion distraction chiropractic spinal manipulation
  • Diagnostic testing from physical examination, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing, and their combined input to correct diagnosis of the back pain patient
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christopher B. Roecker, D.C.(Palmer College of Chiropractic)
Description: This seventh edition provides updated research and information on the advances in diagnosis and management of low back pain conditions.
Purpose: As much remains unknown in the area of low back pain management, evidence-based books on the topic are needed to help clinicians provide the best treatment to their patients. This book incorporates recent peer-reviewed literature on the diagnosis and management of low back pain and radicular pain conditions.
Audience: It is suitable for the intended audience of practicing chiropractic physicians, but it also is a wonderful reference for any practitioners involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with nonsurgical spinal pain conditions, as well as students or residents training in this field.
Features: The book provides a summary of diagnostic and management options for low back pain and radicular pain conditions commonly encountered by primary care and conservative management practitioners. It facilitates incorporating the information into clinical practice with a variety of supplementary figures, which emphasize diagnostic imaging knowledge and management techniques.
Assessment: Because of its quality and usefulness, this book rivals any in the area of low back pain diagnosis and is second to none in the area of conservative management of low back pain and radicular pain conditions. It provides a wonderful balance of clinical insight and recent scientific advances in the field of conservative spine care. I would recommend this book to anyone in the field of spine care, particularly those interested in spinal manipulative therapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608310029
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Edition description: Seventh
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 1,236,728
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

           Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Chiropractic Today in the Care Of Low Back Pain
  • Chapter 2 Biomechanics Of The Lumbar Spine And Pelvis
  • Chapter 3 Neurophysiology And Pathology Of The Nerve Root And Dorsal Root Ganglion
  • Chapter 4 Spinal Stenosis
  • Chapter 5 The Sacroiliac Joint
  • Chapter 6 Biomechanical Research And Clinical Outcome Results On Flexion Distraction Procedures
  • Chapter 7 Diagnosis Of The Low Back And Leg Pain Patient
  • Chapter 8 Biomechanics, Adjustment Procedures, Ancillary Therapies, And Clinical Outcomes Of Cox Distraction Technique
  • Chapter 9 Care Of The Intervertebral Disc Herniation And Stenosis Patient With Cox Protocols
  • Chapter 10 Facet Syndrome
  • Chapter 11 Spondylolisthesis
  • Chapter 12 Transitional Segment
  • Chapter 13 Nutritional Factors And Treatment Of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration And Osteoporosis Of Bone
  • Chapter 14 Rehabilitation Of The Low Back Pain Patient
  • Chapter 15 Fibromyalgia
  • Chapter 16 Spinal Manipulation Of The Pregnant Female
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Still the best approach to managing spinal diagnosis and treatme

    Still the best approach to managing spinal diagnosis and treatment, twenty years after I first trained with Dr. Cox in Ft Wayne, Indiana.

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