Key Features

  • Coverage of the mechanisms behind the evaluation and treatment of clinical conditions related to the spine and associated neural structures helps you connect theory to practice by providing the rationale behind treatments.
  • Special emphasis on structures that may be affected by manual and surgical spinal techniques and by other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to the spine provides more focused coverage than general anatomy references.
  • Diagnostic imaging technology is highlighted throughout, with radiographs, CTs, and MRIs that demonstrate the relevance of anatomy to clinical practice.
  • High-quality color illustrations and photographs enhance your understanding and assist with diagnostics.
  • Highlighted items allow you to quickly locate clinically relevant information.

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, Sacroiliac Joint, and Coccyx
  9. PART II: NEUROANATOMY OF THE SPINAL CORD, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, AND PAIN OF SPINAL ORIGIN

  10. Neuroanatomy of the Spinal Cord
  11. Neuroanatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System
  12. Pain of Spinal Origin
  13. PART III: SPINAL DEVELOPMENT, PEDIATRIC SPINE, AND MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY

  14. Development of the Spine and Spinal Cord
  15. Unique Anatomic Features of the Pediatric Spine
  16. Microscopic Anatomy of the Zygapophyseal Joints, Intervertebral Discs, and Other Major Tissues of the Back

Details

No. of pages:
688
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323079549
Electronic ISBN:
9780323082310

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