The Chiropractic Theories: A Textbook of Scientific Research

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004 - Medical - 463 pages
Designed to be a primary reference for chiropractic students, this is a concise, scientific survey of chiropractic theories based on current research. Completely restructured for the Fourth Edition, this book focuses on the most current biomedical research on the three phase model of vertebral subluxation complex (V.S.C.). This is a useful reference for students studying for the National Board of Chiropractors Examination Parts II, III, and IV, as well as a post-graduate reference providing information on the chiropractic perspective on health and wellness, nutrition, exercise, psychosocial issues, and case management principles for wellness care. This new text focuses on developing critical thinking among chiropractic students, and includes new contributors and new chapters on principles of statistics and a minimum process for validation of chiropractic theory.
 

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Robert Leach did a tremendous job of giving us all a great
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Contents

SECTION I
1
Instability Hypothesis
3
CHAPTER 1
6
History of the Chiropractic Theories
13
Chiropractic Terminology
29
Foundation for Theory Development
43
SECTION II
54
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
73
SUMMARY
197
Immobilization Degeneration Hypothesis
235
Neuropathology Hypothesis
251
NEUROPATHOLOGY AND BEYOND INFLUENCE OF NONPAINFUL
263
Somatoautonomic Reflex Hypothesis
269
CMT AND ORGANIC DISORDERS
282
Myelopathy Hypothesis
311
Hypothesis of Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
327

CHAPTER
76
WHY A VALIDATION PROCESS?
82
PROPOSED MINIMUM PROCESS FOR THEORY VALIDATION
92
THEORY PRACTICE AND A RESEARCH AGENDA
101
SUMMARY
124
Experimental and Clinical Evidence
129
EARLY EVIDENCE OF FIXATION
139
EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FOR FACET JOINT DYSFUNCTION
146
PHYSIOLOGY AND PHYSICS OF SYNOVIAL JOINT ADUSTMENT
158
SEGMENTAL OR REGIONAL DYSFUNCTION?
183
SDF THE FIRST PHASE OFVSC
190
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS ASSOCIATED WITH ADJUSTMENTS
333
Neuroimmune Hypothesis
339
NEUROENDOCRINE1MMUNE CONNECTION
346
HYPOTHALAMUS AND IMMUNITY
352
SUMMARY
359
Axoplasmic Aberration Hypothesis
389
Alternative Approaches to Chiropractic Theory
397
DISCUSSION
412
SECTION V
425
Index
457
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