Common Vertebral Joint Problems book cover

Common Vertebral Joint Problems

Hardbound, 804 Pages

Published: December 1988

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-03365-0

Contents

  • 1. Applied anatomy - regional

    Upper Cervical
    Cervical
    Temporomandibular joint
    Cervicotheracic
    Thoracic spine and ribs
    Lumbar
    Pelvic joitns
    Surface anatomy

    2. Applied anatomy - general

    Articular cartilage
    Synovial joint lubrication
    Fibrous connective tissues
    Muscle
    Vertebral movement
    The lumbar mechanism
    Intervertebral foramen
    Biomechanics of spinal cord and meninges
    Venous drainage
    Autonomic nervous system
    Patterns of somatic nerve root supply

    3. Aetiology in general terms

    4. Incidence

    General
    Segmental

    5. Pathological changes - general

    Synovial joitns
    Vertebral body joints
    Nerve root involvement
    Soft tissues
    Neoplasms

    6. Pathological changes - combined regional

    Upper cervical
    Cervical
    Cervicothoracic
    Thoracic
    Lumbar
    Sphincter disturbance
    Pelvis
    Serious pathology simulating musculoskeletal pain

    7. Clinical features

    Neurological changes
    Pain and tenderness
    Autonomic nervous system in vertebral pain syndromes
    Referred pain
    Abnormalities of feeling
    Changes in muscle and soft tissue
    Deformity
    Functional disablement
    Psychological aspects

    8. Common patterns of clinical presentation

    Arthrosis and spondylosis
    Upper cervical
    Temporomandibular joint
    Cervical
    Cervicothoracic
    Clavicular joints
    Thoracic and rib joints
    Lumbar spine and pelvis
    Pelvic arthropathy
    Drug-induced joint and muscle pains
    Neoplasms

    9. Examination

    Introduction
    History
    Observation
    Physical tests
    Special tests
    Palpation
    Regional examination procedures
    Temporomandibular joint
    Neck and forequarter
    Shoulder
    Shoulder girdle
    Thoracic region
    Back and hindquarter
    Sacroiliac joint
    Hip joint
    Passive physiological-movement tests
    Structural and neural interdependence

    10. Investigation procedures

    11. Principles of treatment

    Aims
    Manipulation in general terms
    Passive movement - definitions
    Techniques
    1. Massage
    2. Maintenance movements
    3. Mobilisation - regional, localised, limb girdles
    4. Manipulation - regional, localised
    5. Correction of listing
    6. Stretching
    7. Traction - manual and mechanical
    8. Recording passive movement treatment: clinical method
    Manually assisted or manually resisted movements
    1. Self-correction of listing
    2.Post-isometric relaxation
    3. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
    Active Movements
    1.Exercises for strength and mobility
    2. Autrotraction
    3. Soft-tissue stretching

    12. Indications

    13. Contraindications

    14. Supports and appliances and adjunct physical treatments

    15. Medication and alternative methods of pain relief

    16. Prophylaxis

    17. Invasive procedures

    Minor
    Major

    Index

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