Basic and Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS, 2nd Edition

Basic and Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS, 2nd Edition


This one-of-a-kind text describes the specific anatomy and neuromusculoskeletal relationships of the human spine, with special emphasis on structures affected by manual spinal techniques. A comprehensive review of the literature explores current research of spinal anatomy and neuroanatomy, bringing practical applications to basic science.
  • A full chapter on surface anatomy includes tables for identifying vertebral levels of deeper anatomic structures, designed to assist with physical diagnosis and treatment of pathologies of the spine, as well as evaluation of MRI and CT scans.
  • High-quality, full-color illustrations show fine anatomic detail.
  • Red lines in the margins draw attention to items of clinical relevance, clearly relating anatomy to clinical care.
  • Spinal dissection photographs, as well as MRIs and CTs, reinforce important anatomy concepts in a clinical context.
  • Revisions to all chapters reflect an extensive review of current literature.
  • New chapter on the pediatric spine discusses the unique anatomic changes that take place in the spine from birth through adulthood, as well as important clinical ramifications.
  • Over 170 additional illustrations and photos enhance and support the new information covered in this edition.
Part I: Characteristics of the Spine and Spinal Cord
1. Surface Anatomy of the Back and Vertebral Levels of Clinically Important Structures
2. General Characteristics of the Spine
3. General Anatomy of the Spinal Cord
4. Muscles That Influence the Spine
5. The Cervical Region
6. The Thoracic Region
7. The Lumbar Region
8. The Sacrum, Sacro-iliac Joint, and Coccyx

Part II: Neuroanatomy of the Spinal Cord, Autonomic Nervous System, and Pain of Spinal Origin
9. Neuroanatomy of the Spinal Cord
10. Neuroanatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System
11. Pain of Spinal Origin

Part III: Spinal Development, Pediatric Spine, and Microscopic Anatomy
12. Development of the Spine and Spinal Cord
13. Unique Anatomic Features of the Pediatric Spine
14. Microscopic Anatomy of the Zygapophyseal Joints, Intervertebral Discs, and Other Major Issues of the Back
Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD, Professor and Dean of Research, National University of Health Science, Lombard, IL, USA and Susan A. Darby, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, National University of Health Science, Lombard, IL, USA


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