Basic and Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS

Basic and Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS

2nd Edition - May 25, 2005

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  • Authors: Gregory Cramer, Susan Darby

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This one-of-a-kind text describes the specific anatomy and neuromusculoskeletal relationships of the human spine, with special emphasis on structures affected by manual spinal techniques. A comprehensive review of the literature explores current research of spinal anatomy and neuroanatomy, bringing practical applications to basic science.

Key Features

  • A full chapter on surface anatomy includes tables for identifying vertebral levels of deeper anatomic structures, designed to assist with physical diagnosis and treatment of pathologies of the spine, as well as evaluation of MRI and CT scans.
  • High-quality, full-color illustrations show fine anatomic detail.
  • Red lines in the margins draw attention to items of clinical relevance, clearly relating anatomy to clinical care.
  • Spinal dissection photographs, as well as MRIs and CTs, reinforce important anatomy concepts in a clinical context.

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Characteristics of the Spine and Spinal Cord
    1. Surface Anatomy of the Back and Vertebral Levels of Clinically Important Structures
    2. General Characteristics of the Spine
    3. General Anatomy of the Spinal Cord
    4. Muscles That Influence the Spine
    5. The Cervical Region
    6. The Thoracic Region
    7. The Lumbar Region
    8. The Sacrum, Sacro-iliac Joint, and Coccyx

    Part II: Neuroanatomy of the Spinal Cord, Autonomic Nervous System, and Pain of Spinal Origin
    9. Neuroanatomy of the Spinal Cord
    10. Neuroanatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System
    11. Pain of Spinal Origin

    Part III: Spinal Development, Pediatric Spine, and Microscopic Anatomy
    12. Development of the Spine and Spinal Cord
    13. Unique Anatomic Features of the Pediatric Spine
    14. Microscopic Anatomy of the Zygapophyseal Joints, Intervertebral Discs, and Other Major Issues of the Back

Product details

  • No. of pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2005
  • Published: May 25, 2005
  • Imprint: Mosby

About the Authors

Gregory Cramer

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Dean of Research, National University of Health Science, Lombard, IL, USA

Susan Darby

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, National University of Health Science, Lombard, IL, USA

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