Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine / Edition 5

by Nikolai Bogduk

Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine 5e continues to offer practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area in a unique single volume which successfully bridges the gap between the basic science of the lumbar region and findings commonly seen in the clinic. Now with a greatly increased imaging section, this book will be ideal for students and practitioners of chiropractic, osteopathic medicine and osteopathy, physiotherapy, physical therapy, pain medicine and physiatry worldwide.

• Presents a clear and accessible overview of the basic science relating to the structure and function of the lumbar spine
• Written by an internationally renowned expert in the fields of both clinical anatomy and back pain
• Describes the structure of the individual components of the lumbar spine, as well as the intact spine
• Goes beyond the scope of most anatomy books by endeavouring to explain why the vertebrae and their components are constructed the way they are
• Provides an introduction to biomechanics and spinal movement with special emphasis on the role of the lumbar musculature
• Explores both embryology and the process of aging in the context of spinal structure and function
• Explores mechanical back pain within the context of the structural and biomechanical principles developed earlier in the volume
• Extensive reference list allows readers seeking to undertake research projects on some aspect of the lumbar spine with a suitable starting point in their search through the literature
• Perfect for use both as an initial resource in undergraduate training in physiotherapy and physical medicine or as essential reading for postgraduate studies

• Greatly expanded section on medical imaging
• Increased elaboration of the regional anatomy of the lumbar spine
• Includes chapter on reconstructive anatomy, which provides an algorithm showing how to put the lumbar spine back together
• Presents an ethos of ‘anatomy by expectation’ – to show readers what to expect on an image, rather than being required to identify what is seen

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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