"It is my honor and responsibility to recommend this textbook to all doctors interested in or specializing in spine care. It covers most broadly the mechanism and diagnosis of back pain conditions, while specifically covering the nonsurgical chiropractic spinal manipulationof the congenital defects of the spine, spinal stenosis due to disc herniation and degenerative spine changes, spondylolisthesis, transitional segment, fibromyalgia, back pain of pregnancy and the rehabilitation necessary to attain maximum pain relief."
- from foreward by Rudy Kachmann, MD, Neurosurgeon
"Though in the past the chiropractic profession has struggled with cultural authority and scietific legitimacy, it continued to evolve because of texts like this one. Those who learn and apply the knowledge from this text will find that they will be able to confidently address many of the challenges we face when addressing low back pain."
- from foreward by Claire Johnson, DC, MSEd, Editor in Chief, JMPT, JCM, JCH, and professor at National University of Health Sciences
"[early notes from Dr. Cox's lectures] made sense to me; here were scientific facts about the spine linked together with a physiolgoical rationale for how and why chiropractic maneuvers could have their effects. ... Over the years, Dr. Cox has not disappointed me. ... Each edition of this work has been an improvement on the last- and my goodness, what a difference exists between the first and the last few. The level of sophistication, the breadth of information and the applicability of the material has never been stronger. ... The field of back pain is as relevant now as it has ever been. Society is still faced with an enormous public health problem that seems recalcitrant to fixes. We chiropractors have done some good, but even a brief glance at the work contained herein demonstrates how much further we need to go to expand our understanding and our effectiveness as health practitioners in this specialty area."
- from his foreward, William Meeker, DC, MPH, President, Palmer College of Chiropratic - West
"Dr. Cox would often tell us 'clinical competency is the key to building asuccessful practice.' I would also like to add that it is the key to building a successful career. We are fortunate to have in front of us [the textbook] the accumulation of knowledge that has been the work of a lifetime."
- from the foreward by Kim Lombardy, DC
"I trust that the seventh edition of Low Back Pain will continue to be the key reference for most nonsurgical clinicians dedicated to the art and science of understanding the fundamental tenets of treatment of this condition."
- from the foreward by Glenn Manceaux, PT, DC, ACA President 2007-1009
7th edition Cover preview! Lippincott Williams & Wilkins publishers
Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Treatment - for physicians
7th edition - 2011, published by Wolter Kluwers/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
- NEW! Six new chapters - NEW! New pictures in the treatment chapters - 736 pages All royalties are being donated to research in flexion distraction spinal manipulation.
Discussing the neuroanatomical, biomechanical and clinical influences on spinal pain as well as the clinical treatments available to relieve the resulting lower back pain and leg pain, this 7th edition textbook presents the long-accepted as well as newly documented approaches to treatment and care. With a special emphasis on the spinal manipulation approach using Cox Technic Flexion Distraction written by its developer, James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, Low Back Pain is a valuable chiropractic manual medicine resource. Contributing authors are
Peter Cauwenbergs PhD, Dana Lawrence DC, and Sil Mior DC - short leg Scott Chapman DC and Carole DeFranco, DC - rehabilitation Ram Gudavalli PhD - principal investigator in flexion distraction research Lee Hazen DC - fibromyalgia Larry Hill DC - laboratory evaluation George Joachim DC - transitional segment Ralph Kruse DC - pregnancy-related back pain
Forewords by Rudy Kachmann, MD, neurosurgeon; William Meeker, DC, president of Palmer West; Claire Johnson, DC, editor of JMPT and JCM; and Glen Manceaux, DC, past president of the ACA, summarize nicely what the textbook delivers. Its official publication date is November 28, 2011.
A total of 16 chapters await you.
Chapter 1 Chiropractic Today in the Care Of Low Back Pain Chapter 2 Biomechanics Of The Lumbar Spine And Pelvis Chapter 3 Neurophysiology And Pathology Of The Nerve Root And Dorsal Root Ganglion Chapter 4 Spinal Stenosis Chapter 5 The Sacroiliac Joint Chapter 6 Biomechanical Research And Clinical Outcome Results On Flexion Distraction Procedures Chapter 7 Diagnosis Of The Low Back And Leg Pain Patient Chapter 8 Biomechanics, Adjustment Procedures, Ancillary Therapies, And Clinical Outcomes Of Cox Distraction Technique Chapter 9 Care Of The Intervertebral Disc Herniation And Stenosis Patient With Cox Protocols Chapter 10 Facet Syndrome Chapter 11 Spondylolisthesis Chapter 12 Transitional Segment Chapter 13 Nutritional Factors And Treatment Of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration And Osteoporosis Of Bone Chapter 14 Rehabilitation Of The Low Back Pain Patient Chapter 15 Fibromyalgia Chapter 16 Spinal Manipulation Of The Pregnant Female
WHAT'S NEW? The Seventh Edition of this textbook is built upon the peer-reviewed literature and research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of low back and radicular pain, focusing on the nonsurgical chiropractic adjusting methods. This text is the culmination of twelve years of updated research and development of spinal manipulation. From spinal stenosis to rehabilitation of low back pain patients to the latest treatise on fibromyalgia, you’ll find it all in Low Back Pain, Seventh Edition.
You’ll find detailed discussion of:
Biomechanics of the spine involved in low back pain
The neurophysiology and pathology of the intervertebral disc and neural tissues in pain production, emphasizing compressive and chemical etiology of nerve pain
Both federally and non federally funded spine research reports of flexion distraction spinal biomechanics and clinical outcomes of its application
Researched updated application of flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation for spinal stenosis, disc herniation, facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, transitional segment, scoliosis, and mechanical back pain
Research studies of Ram Gudavalli, PhD performed at Palmer and National Universities of Chiropractic in collaboration with the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and Hines VA hospital
Sacroiliac joint update of anatomy and biomechanics of spinal manipulation
Chiropractic spinal manipulation compared to medical care and surgery of back and radicular pain for clinical outcomes and cost of care
Rehabilitation of the back pain patient and its necessity in clinical management
Intervertebral disc classification of degeneration, herniation types and clinical significance
New chapters in the Seventh Edition cover:
Nutritional factors in the treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration and osteopenia and osteoporosis of bone
Treatment for back pain in the pregnant female patient with flexion distraction spinal adjustments
Fibromyalgia: updated diagnosis and treatment of this problem condition
Physiological therapeutics used in general chiropractic clinical practice in spine care
The history and evolution of Cox flexion distraction chiropractic spinal manipulation
Diagnostic testing from physical examination, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing, and their combined input to correct diagnosis of the back pain patient