Low Back Syndromes: Integrated Clinical Management

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Craig Morris
McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 18, 2005 - Medical - 967 pages
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LOW BACK SYNDROMES: Integrated Clinical Management Craig E. Morris, DC Written by an interdisciplinary team, Low Back Syndromes is the first truly comprehensive multidisciplinary text for low back disorders. Because today’s patients expect their clinicians to possess an in-depth understanding of available treatments, this text covers the broad spectrum of clinical options currently available. From chiropractic to osteopathy, from medicine to physical therapy, from occupational medicine to evidence-based health care, from psychology to surgery, from pain medicine to manipulation, from post-surgical rehabilitation to end-stage training of elite athletes, this is the first textbook to bring all the specialists together to allow clinicians direct access to state-of-the art standards of practice from a single source. Featuring internationally acclaimed contributors from a variety of specialties, this text is a practical guide for mastery of both traditional and newer techniques. Comprehensive, well referenced, and heavily illustrated, Low Back Syndromes is the ideal instrument for experienced clinicians, interns, and students. Features include: • Foundations in functional anatomy, biomechanics, epidemiology, and neurophysiologic aspects of motor control, setting the stage for deeper understanding of pathology • Fully detailed major treatment options, including McKenzie protocols, psychotherapeutics, pain management, and mobilization and manipulation techniques • 500 illustrations • In-depth diagnostic and assessment methodologies • Red flags for referral • Detailed rehabilitation strategies • Management of athletic injuries—including those of elite athletes • Numerous case studies dramatizing application of methods and principles • Excellent referencing • Recommended Reading by the American Back Society

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Contents

Functional Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine
19
Biomechanics of the Low Back
63
Epidemiology of Low Back Syndromes
83
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About the author (2005)

Craig Morris is a retired Clinical Professor from Cleveland Chiropractic College and Rehabilitation Director for ProGolf Health, Inc. He continues to lecture and present courses in rehabilitation and sports around the world. He received extensive post-graduate training at the Charles University Medical Faculty Manual Medicine and Rehabilitation in Prague, Czech Republic, especially under the tutelage of the late Professor Vladimir Janda, and he remains an instructor for the famed "Prague School." Dr. Morris has lectured around the world on topics that include sports injuries, rehabilitation and medico-legal topics. He serves as the chairman of the Manual Medicine and Manipulation Committee for the American Back Society, an organization dedicated to multidisciplinary academic excellence for assessment and treatment spinal conditions. Dr. Morris combines his multidisciplinary experience and journalism background to bring this book to clinicians everywhere.

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