- A patient-centered approach to care emphasizes working with patients as partners, with both preferring minimally invasive procedures and therapies where appropriate, in a way that promotes self-healing, a holistic approach to the patient, and a humanistic attitude with regard to the patient/practitioner relationship.
- An easy-to-follow organization helps you to clearly identify whiplash and plan a course of treatment, beginning with an in-depth description of whiplash and the various approaches to treatment and moving on to cover the anatomy of the cervical spine, the mechanism of injury, physical examination, and imaging, then continuing with the management of whiplash injuries and complications such as headaches and joint injuries.
- Full-color photos and illustrations clarify concepts and procedures.
- Evidence-based content is based on findings in current literature, and cited in chapter references.
- Coverage of both typical and less common types of whiplash injuries helps you accurately assess varied symptoms and avoid overlooking any related signs and symptoms.
- Detailed coverage of the relationship between the cervical spine and the cervical distribution of the autonomic nervous system helps you recognize the potential complications of whiplash and how nerve anatomy informs these complications.
- More than 20 tables and charts provide a quick reference to facilitate review of the material.
- A glossary provides definitions and pronunciations of terms related to whiplash.
- Expert author Meridel Gatterman, MA, DC, MEd, is one of the leading chiropractic academics in the U.S., has written several other chiropractic textbooks and many peer-reviewed journal articles, has served as both a Dean and Director for two different chiropracti
"Whiplash" as an Entity
Whiplash: What is it?
The Epidemiology of "Whiplash" Injuries
The Characteristics of Patient-Centered Care
Emphasis on Self Healing
Holistic Approach to the Patient
A Humanist Attitude
Working with Patients as Partners
Shared Decision Making
The Paradigm Concept
What is Integrative Care?
History of Whiplash
Mechanism of Injury
2. Functional Anatomy of the Cervical Spine
Embryological Development of the Spinal Motion Segments
Components of the Lower Spinal Motion Segments
The Autonomic Nervous System
3. Patient History and Mechanism of Injury
4. Physical Examination
Listening to the Patient
The Pain Drawing
Chief Complaints and General Assessment
Analysis of Cervical Motion
Segmental Cervical Movement
Testing for Muscle Strength
Provocation Tests for Cervical Spine Disorders
Assessment of Cervical Nerve Function Through Compression
Differentiation of Sprain from Sprain
Assessment of Vertebral Artery Function
Neck Disability Index
6. Management of Muscle Injury and Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Historical Overview of Muscle Pain Literature
Theoretical Models of Muscle and Myofascial pain
7. Headache in