"[Dr. Maigne's] neuoranatomical explanations are brilliantly illustrated and documented with a profound review of the literature. …The benefit he has given patients who have come from all over the world for his services affirms the benefit of his method."
From the First Edition foreword by,
-René Cailliet, M.D.
School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Over the course of fifty years, Dr. Robert Maigne has built up an international reputation for his pioneering work with spinal-related pain. His assessment and therapeutic techniques, once considered revolutionary, are now widely accepted as standard approaches.
In Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain of Vertebral Origin, Second Edition, Dr. Maigne presents a comprehensive and highly insightful review of both fundamental and advanced research literature, exploring the anatomic, developmental, and pathological conditions known to produce pain. Including extensive sections on assessment and therapy, he offers a complete training in the principles and techniques of manipulation for which he is known. He also offers fresh approaches to the problem of manual medicine in the fragile areas of the spine, as well as commentary on several other issues including failed back syndrome.
Dr. Maigne's devotion to inquiry and resistance to assumption, makes this text a valuable reading for every clinician. The knowledge he imparts with regard to the mechanics and treatment of pain will benefit any practice.
Table of Contents
Curvatures, Typical Vertebrae, Intervertebral Disk, Ligamentous System, Spinal Characteristics by Region, The Muscles, Vascular Supply of the Spine, Innervation of the Vertebral Structures, Autonomic Nervous System,
Spinal Kinematics, Biomechanics of the Sacroiliac Joint, Forces Acting on the Vertebral Column, The Aging Spine
PAIN OF SPINAL ORIGIN : Experimentally Provoked Pain, Vertebral Lesions and Common Pain Syndromes, Postural Disorders and Pain, Painful Minor Intervertebral Dysfunctions, Segmental Vertebral Cellulotenoperiosteomyalgic Syndrome, Myofascial Pain of Nonvertebral Origin (Panniculalgia, Myogelosis, Tendomyosis, Trigger Points)
EXAMINATION OF THE SPINE
General Principles, Regional Applications,
Spinal Manipulation, Spinal Traction, Massage, Stretching, Therapeutic Injections, Hydrotherapy, Thermotherapy, Cryotherapy, Electrotherapy in Pain of Spinal Origin, Lumbar Orthoses, Lumbosacral Corsets, Cervical Collars, Therapeutic Exercise
CLINICAL ASPECTS OF PAIN OF SPINAL ORIGIN
Chronic Neck Pain, Torticollis (Wryneck) and Acute Cervical Pain, Cervicobrachial Neuralgia, Chronic Thoracic Pain, Acute Thoracic Pain, Costal Sprains, Chronic Low Back Pain, Low Back Pain of Lumbosacral Origin, Low Back Pain of Thoracolumbar Origin (T11-T12-L1) (Maigne), Acute Lumbar Pain, Sciatica, Femoral Neuralgia, Meralgia Paresthetica, Coccygodynia, Perforating Branch Syndrome of T12 and Ll, Headaches of Cervical Origin, Cervical Migraine, Cervical Syndrome, Levator Scapulae Syndrome, Acroparesthesias of the Upper Limbs and the Cervical Spine, Shoulder Pain and the Cervical Spine, Lateral Epicondylar Pain, Medial Epicondylar Pain, Pubic Pain and Spinal Factors, False Hip Pain of Spinal Origin, Knee Pain of Spinal Origin, Pseudovisceral Pain of Spinal Origin, Thoracolumbar Junction Syndrome, Transitional Zone Syndrome, Failed Back Syndrome
Introduction, Cervical Techniques, Cervicothoracic Junction Techniques, Thoracic Techniques, Lumbar Techniques, Rib Techniques, So-Called Sacroiliac Joint, Techniques Not Required Vertebral Manipulation
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF PAIN
Neurophysiology of Pain