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Whiplash Injuries : The Cervical
Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome 2nd edition

by Stephen M. Foreman
Arthur C. Croft

This is the 2nd edition of the groundbreaking text on whiplash. The new text is 25% larger than the first, and includes completely new chapters on treatment, TMJ injuries, and advanced diagnostic imaging. Chapters on biomechanics, physical examination, and long- and short-term effects of soft tissue injuries have undergone major rewrites to incorporate new information published in the peer-reviewed literature. A new chapter on treatment covers the effects of manipulation, clinical effects of traction, immobilization and physical therapy, and treatment protocols for the difference stages of injury is included. Dr. Darryl Curl contributed with a complete rewrite of the chapter on TMJ injuries.

You might also enjoy Dr. Croft's Dynamic Chiropractic articles. There's 35 to choose from.

Conservative Management of
Cervical Spine Syndromes

Donald R. Murphy

A clinically oriented text providing a comprehensive reference of cervical spine function, dysfunction, clinical syndromes, evaluation and management. Also offers guidelines on how to approach specific clinical syndromes related to the cervical spine from the standpoint of signs and syndromes, differential diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, referral and home care.

Clinical Anatomy and Management
of Cervical Spine Pain

Lynton Giles (Editor)

Contributions from anatomy, pathology, biomechanics, clinical medicine, neurosurgery, chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy highlight the value of a team approach to appreciating the complexity of neck pain and a range of treatment approaches. Section one provides an overview of the neuroanatomy of the cervical spine. Section two details the clinical anatomy, pathology and biomechanics of the cervical spine. Section three covers diagnosis and management.

Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries:
Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Management

Lawrence S. Nordhoff
Larry S. Nordhoff

The contributors represent the specialties of rehabilitation medicine, radiology, neurology, chiropractic, engineering, and law. They are from chiropractic colleges, academic medical centers, research institutes, and private practices primarily in California, with a few from Orgeon, New York, and Japan.

Chiropractic Approach to Head Pain

Darryl D. Curl

Social, physical, emotional, and environmental stresses cannot fully explain the phenomenon of head pain.   Eighteen contributions from Australia, England, Canada, and the US synthesize current principles, patient models, and musculoskeletal integrative treatment rationales and techniques into a generic model of head pain management.   Among the topics: posture, classification of headaches, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, medications and chemicals, craniofacial orthopedics, and an overview of cranial manipulation.

Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities

Stanley Hoppenfeld
Richard Hutton

Easy to read, and easy to use for teaching.   This book is currently in use as a textbook for the medical / physiotherapy and chiropractic students at Odense university, Denmark.   This book can be used on many levels in the health care system.   It contains the essentials in palpation and clinical examinaiton.

Neck and Arm Pain

Rene Cailliet

The complaints of neck pain, or of arm pain originating from the neck, constitute a major portion of the complaints confronting the average general practitioner, physical and occupational therapist, the insurance carrier, the workman's compensation carrier, and the attorney. As the years pass, there are continuing research efforts to ascertain the pathologic changes occurring in the tissues involved.

Check out the other Rene Cailliet pain texts.

Best Practices in Clinical Chiropractic

Robert D. Mootz (Editor)
Howard Vernon (Editor)

Articles from five years of the journal offer a clinical approach to topics such as record keeping, history taking, evaluating soft tissue pain, and deciding how much care is needed. Chapters are grouped in sections on primary care, optimizing practice, and special issues, with material on areas including boundary issues, headache management, and differentiating mechanical pain from visceral pain. Includes lists of Internet resources. Mootz is associate medical director for chiropractic for the State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries in Olympia, Washington. Vernon is associate dean of research and director of the Center for the Study of Spinal Health at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

The Cranio Cervical Syndrome

Howard Vernon (Editor)

From clinical assessment through to manipulative therapy, this book provides a comprehensive resource of chiropractic manipulative and manual therapy procedures for upper cervical spine dysfunction, with clinical tips for improved practice. There is also a chapter on the paediatric patient and an overview of cerebrovascular accidents resulting from manual therapy in the upper cervical spine area. The clinical model presented is grounded in the most modern concepts of pain neurophysiology and provides a multi-dimensional approach to both acute and chronic cranio-cervical syndrome patients. Guidelines in the form of clinical algorithms and case presentations ensure relevance to daily practice. Included is a comprehensive review of the scientific literature supporting the benefit of chiropractic manipulative therapy in the treatment of upper cervical pain syndrome. This new text is an essential purchase for all chiropractors and is also appropriate for other manual therapists as well as a useful reference for practitioners of other medical disciplines who deal with this type of condition.

Appropriateness of Manipulation and
Mobilization of the Cervical Spine

Ian Coulter
Paul G. Shekelle

This study was designed to ascertain the clinical criteria for the appropriate use of cervical manipulation and mobilization to treat conditions such as neck pain and headache and to document treatment complications.

Common Vertebral Joint Problems

Gregory P. Grieve
Philip H. Newman

Conceived as a survey of the whole field in a single volume, this edition has been updated to take account of recent developments in research and practice. Of the more than 2500 references, two thirds are new to this edition. A reference work for all involved in the treatment of vertebral conditions and spinal musculoskeletal pain, it covers the genesis, pathology, clinical features, presentation, syndromes, clinical examination, investigation procedures, treatment, prophylaxis and surgery of common vertebral joint problems.

The Upper Cervical Syndrome:
Chiropractic Diagnosis & Treatment

Howard Vernon

Much of the material in this text grew out of the Upper Cervical Spine Conference conducted in Toronto, January 25-26, 1986.   Focus is on functional derangements of the vertebral column and their effects, rather than on pathological afflictions or congenital anomalies.   Topics include normal anatomy and physiology of the upper cervical spine, applied pathomechanics and clinical management, and specialized clinical topics such as headache diagnosis, equilibrium disorders, and vertebral artery syndrome.   Many tables, illustrations, and references.

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