Foundations of Chiropractic



  • Meridel Gatterman, MA, DC, MEd

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.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02648-2

Table of Contents

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