Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Chiropractors are recognized specialists in spinal pain. But today, as chiropractors move increasingly into primary care roles, it's not uncommon to see patients with coughs, fever, abdominal pain, and dozens of other nonmusculoskeletal symptoms. Differential Diagnosis for the Chiropractor covers the range of complaints commonly seen in daily practiceincluding neurologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiopulmonary, and many other concerns and conditions. With easytofollow algorithms and concise explanatory text, this timely handbook helps the practitioner evaluate a patient's complaint in the context of a chiropractor's scope of practice. Protocols for a wide range of visceral conditions are outlined, as well as the musculoskeletal conditions traditionally associated with chiropractic. This new edition is revised to reflect updated national guidelines and recommendations. Laboratory values have been added, as well as considerations for evaluating special populations and increased nutritional and musculoskeletal management information.
Table of ContentsContents: MUSCULOSKELETAL COMPLAINTS * General Approach to Musculoskeletal Complaints * Neck Complaints * Temporomandibular Complaints * Thoracic Spine Complaints * Scoliosis * Lumbopelvic Complaints * Shoulder Girdle Complaints * Elbow Complaints * Wrist and Forearm Complaints * Finger and Thumb Complaints * Hip, Groin, and Thigh Complaints * Knee Complaints * Lower Leg Complaints * Foot and Ankle Complaints * NEUROLOGIC COMPLAINTS * Weakness * Numbness and Tingling * Headache * Dizziness * Seizures * GENERAL CONCERNS * Depression * Fatigue * Fever * Sleep and Related Complaints * Hypertension * Lower Leg Swelling * Lymphadenopathy * Skin Problems * Vaccination - A Brief Overview * Weight Loss * Weight Gain * Osteoporosis * GASTROINTESTINAL COMPLAINTS * Abdominal Pain * Constipation * Diarrhea * GENITOURINARY COMPLAINTS * Urinary Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction * Enuresis * Vaginal Bleeding * CARDIOPULMONARY COMPLAINTS * Syncope/Presyncope * Chest Pain * Palpitations * Dyspnea (Difficulty Breathing) * Cough * HEAD AND FACE COMPLAINTS * Eye Complaints * Facial Pain * Ear Pain * Hearing Loss * Tinnitus * Epistaxis (Nosebleed) * Sore Throat * SPECIAL CONDITIONS* Diabetes * Mellitus * Thyroid Dysfunction * Hyperlipidemia * Anemia * SPECIAL PATIENT GROUPS * The Pediatric/Adolescent Patient * The Geriatric Patient * The Female Patient