Fundamentals of Chiropractic

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-08-21
  • Publisher: MOSBY-YEAR BOOK INC
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This textbook introduces and explains basic chiropractic philosophy and history, principles, and applications in practice. In addition to covering chiropractic care techniques, it also discusses anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as spinal analysis and diagnostic procedures. Key scientific and philosophical issues within the chiropractic community are addressed. Clearly presented material in an easy-to-follow format defines unfamiliar terms, explains and illustrates concepts, and reinforces ideas through review and critical thinking questions. The book's broad scope and discussions of diverse topics make it ideal for students or anyone in the chiropractic community. Topics and content parallel the test plan outlines from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, ensuring that all material is relevant, up-to-date, and accurate. Well-known chapter contributors - some of the most respected and influential names in the field - give the book a balanced approach, reflecting the diversity within the profession on issues related to the science and philosophy of chiropractic. Well-referenced discussions include the most up-to-date research. Key terms and critical thinking/review questions in each chapter familiarize the reader with important concepts and promote a solid understanding of the material.

Table of Contents

History, Philosophy, and Sociologyp. 1
Forerunners of the Chiropractic Adjustmentp. 3
The Chiropractic Paradigmp. 15
Major Themes in Chiropractic Historyp. 29
Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Physiologyp. 43
Spinal Anatomyp. 45
Spinal Neurologyp. 91
Basic Biomechanicsp. 117
Vertebral Subluxationp. 129
Neurobiologic Relations and Chiropractic Applicationsp. 155
Nociceptors, Pain, and Chiropracticp. 187
Spinal Analysis and Diagnostic Proceduresp. 209
Palpation: The Art of Manual Assessmentp. 211
Introduction to Diagnostic Imagingp. 237
Chiropractic Carep. 255
Chiropractic Manual Proceduresp. 257
Manual Soft Tissue Proceduresp. 293
Reactivation and Rehabilitationp. 311
Pediatricsp. 349
Caring for Aging Patientsp. 365
Adjusting the Aging Patientp. 381
Occupational Healthp. 389
Sports Chiropracticp. 409
Wellness: A Lifestylep. 423
A Patient's Introduction to Chiropracticp. 437
Researchp. 447
Research Essentialsp. 449
Musculoskeletal Disorders Researchp. 465
Headachesp. 497
Somatovisceral Researchp. 531
Contemporary Issues in Chiropractic Practicep. 559
Comparative Safety of Chiropracticp. 561
Chiropractic and the Lawp. 581
Appropriate Care, Ethics, and Practice Guidelinesp. 603
Managed Carep. 613
Pathways for an Evolving Professionp. 623
Statistical Methods for Determining Reliabilityp. 629
Relative Physical Invasiveness of Selected Techniquesp. 631
The ACC Chiropractic Paradigmp. 633
Glossaryp. 637
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