Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis and Treatment
by James M. Cox
To be released this month, the seventh edition of this textbook is built on 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.
The book contains detailed discussion of the 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; chiropractic spinal manipulation compared to medical care and surgery of back and radicular pain for clinical outcomes and cost of care; and rehabilitation of the back pain patient and its necessity in clinical management.
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; updated diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia; physiological therapeutics used in general chiropractic clinical practice in spinal care; the history and evolution of Cox flexion distraction chiropractic spinal manipulation; and diagnostic testing from physical examination, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing, and their combined input to correct diagnosis of the back pain patient.