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By Gregory D. Cramer DC PhD, Susan A. Darby PhD

With its distinctive medical point of view and evidence-based insurance, Clinical Anatomy of the backbone, Spinal twine, and ANS is the definitive reference for using anatomic issues to the assessment and administration of stipulations of the backbone and linked neural constructions, together with spinal impingement and subluxation. high quality colour illustrations and images, in addition to plentiful radiographs, CT, and MRI pictures, visually reveal particular anatomic and neuromusculoskeletal relationships and spotlight buildings that could be suffering from handbook and surgical spinal concepts or different diagnostic and healing procedures.

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The discs usually are named by using the two vertebrae that surround the disc, for example, the C4-5 disc or the T7-8 disc. A disc also may be named by referring to the vertebra directly above it. For example, the C6 disc is the IVD directly below C6. This can be remembered more easily if the vertebra is pictured as “sitting” on its disc (W. Hogan, personal communication, November 15, 1991). The shape of an IVD is determined by the shape of the two vertebral bodies to which it is attached. The thickness of the IVDs varies from one part of the spine to the next.

Of clinical interest are the findings of Esses and Moro (1992), who found that longterm intraosseous hypertension within the vessels of the vertebral bodies is associated with an increase of pain and severity of osteoarthritis. Chapter 2 – General Characteristics of the Spine Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS Superior articular facet Spinous process Pedicle Lamina Transverse process Vertebral foramen Vertebral body B A Spinous process Transverse process Vertebral body Spinous process Pedicle Lamina C Inferior articular facet FIG.

Inferior Articular Processes. The left and right inferior articular processes (zygapophyses) and facets project inferiorly from the pediculolaminar junction, and the articular surface (facet) faces anteriorly (see Fig. 2-3). Again, the precise direction in which they face varies from anterolateral (cervical region) to anteromedial (thoracic and lumbar regions). Adjoining zygapophyses form zygapophysial joints (Z joints), which are small and allow for limited movement. Mobility at the Z joints varies considerably between vertebral levels.

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