Orthospinology Procedures: An Evidence-based Approach to Spinal Care

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Kirk Eriksen, Roderic P. Rochester
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 308 pages

This text presents the current and updated teaching of the Orthospinology procedure. Written by the author of the landmark text Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex, this book is a step-by-step, thoroughly illustrated guide to the Orthospinology procedure for correcting subluxations. Whereas Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex explains the "why" of upper cervical chiropractic care, Orthospinology Procedures teaches the "how" and reviews the evidence supporting this procedure.

The book details the X-ray analysis methods used to quantify the subluxation and determine an effective correction vector. Subsequent chapters present steps for ensuring the precision of the X-ray analysis, performing specific adjustments, assessing the effectiveness of the adjustment, and fine-tuning the correction to the individual patient. More than 300 photographs and drawings clarify complex points.

 

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Contents

History of the GrosticOrthospinology Procedure
30
XRay Equipment Alignment and Patient Safety
38
Patient Placement for Cervical Radiographs
48
Analyzing the Lateral Cervical XRay
60
Analyzing the Nasium XRay
70
Analyzing the Vertex XRay
86
Height Factors
93
XRay Analysis Validity
97
Hand Adjustment
159
Instrument Adjusting
171
Neurophysiology and the Upper Cervical Subluxation
183
Upper Cervical Biomechanics
214
HighLow Factors Levers and Wedges
223
Pediatric Spinal Care
231
Managing Difficult Cases and Patient Instructions
242
Postadjustment XRay Evaluation
263

Supine Leg Check and Postural Assessment
109
Outcome Assessments and Documentation
122
General Types of Upper Cervical Subluxations
150
Table Placement 154
152
Review of Studies on the Validity of Upper Cervical
269
Glossary
287
Index
297
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