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Foundations of Chiropractic


Now updated in its 2nd edition, the first research-based book on this topic examines the direct link between joint dysfunction, the theories of its effects, and the clinical syndromes seen in practice. Scientific evidence is presented for indications and contraindications of subluxation, along with term definitions, basic science and anatomy, subluxation causes, radiographic evidence, manipulable and nonmanipulable subluxation, a theoretical model, and subluxation syndromes.

Hardbound, 608 Pages

Published: March 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02648-2


  • Part 1: Subluxation
    Chapter 1. What’s in a word?
    Chapter 2. Chiropractic Paradigms
    Chapter 3. Anatomy Related to Spinal Subluxation
    Chapter 4. Animal Models in the Study of Subluxation and Manipulation 1964-2004
    Chapter 5. Palpatory Diagnosis of Subluxation
    Chapter 6. The Role of Radiography in Evaluating Subluxation
    Chapter 7. Chiropractic Technique
    Chapter 8. The Non-manipulable Subluxation

    Part 2: The Subluxation Complex
    Chapter 9. The Vertabral Subluxation Complex
    Chapter 10. Theoretical Models of Subluxation
    Chapter 11. Kinesiology; An Essential Approach Toward Understanding the Chiropractic Subluxation
    Chapter 12. Buckling: A Biomedical Model of Subluxation
    Chapter 13. Three Neurophysiologic Theories on the Chiropractic Subluxation
    Chapter 14. Vertebral Subluxation and the Anatomic Relationships of the Autonomic Nervous System
    Chapter 15. Review of the Systemic Effects of Spinal Manipulation
    Chapter 16. Spinal Cord Mechanisms of Refferred Pain and Related Neuroplasticity

    Part 3: Subluxation Syndromes
    Chapter 17. Cervicogenic Headache
    Chapter 18. Cervicogenic Sympathetic Syndromes
    Chapter 19. The Cerebral Dysfunction Syndrome
    Chapter 20. Whiplash
    Chapter 21. Cervicogenic Dorsalgia
    Chapter 22. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: First Rib Subluxation Syndrome
    Chapter 23. Thoracic and Costovertabral Subluxation Syndromes
    Chapter 24. Facet Subluxation Syndromes
    Chapter 25. Intervertebral Disc Syndrome
    Chapter 26. Sacroiliac Subluxation Syndrome
    Chapter 27. Coccygeal Subluxation Syndrome

    Appendix A Subluxation Syndromes
    Appendix B: Spinal Subluxation and Visceral Disorders


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