- 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.
PART I: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPINE AND SPINAL CORD
- Surface Anatomy of the Back and Vertebral Levels of Clinically Important Structures
- General Characteristics of the Spine
- General Anatomy of the Spinal Cord
- Muscles That Influence the Spine
- The Cervical Region
- The Thoracic Region
- The Lumbar Region
- The Sacrum, Sacroiliac Joint, and Coccyx
- Neuroanatomy of the Spinal Cord
- Neuroanatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System
- Pain of Spinal Origin
- Development of the Spine and Spinal Cord
- Unique Anatomic Features of the Pediatric Spine
- Microscopic Anatomy of the Zygapophyseal Joints, Intervertebral Discs, and Other Major Tissues of the Back
PART II: NEUROANATOMY OF THE SPINAL CORD, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, AND PAIN OF SPINAL ORIGIN
PART III: SPINAL DEVELOPMENT, PEDIATRIC SPINE, AND MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY