"Spine Spinal cord ANS" is in its second edition.
There was a time when Chiropractors who wanted to write books had to self publish. That's all changed now. And when a book goes into a second edition by a top rate publisher like Elsevier and Mosby, then you know it's a gem.
Chiropractor Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD and anatomist Susan Darby PhD have teamed up to provide us with a wonderful text for the chiropractor.
Now, without the limitations of search engines, we can give the full and correct title:
SPINE, SPINAL CORD AND ANS by CRAMER AND DARBY
Says well known chiropractor and scientist Rand Swenson says: "This is one of the most valuable and most used texts on my shelf." He goes further describing it as "an exceptional resource for the practising spine specialist".
Hopefully that means for every chiropractor worth his salt. The best chiropractic books are written by Chiropractors. They know what we in the field need.
Information about the spinal chord
and much, much more.
With neurologists now discovering things we always knew but were embarrassed to talk about, like how manipulation does much more than relieving pain in the back, I found the chapter on the Autonomic Nervous System particularly interesting.
Numerous fascinating tidbits like: The adult Nucleus Pulposis is the largest avascular structure of the body. It receives nutrition primarily by diffusion ... and other material like nicotine reduced the vascular buds in the subchondral bone ...and necrosis in the nucleus pulposis.
What I surprising couldn't readily find was any reference to Dr Cramer's work proving that fixations led to early signs of cartilage cell death and degenerative changes, all within twelve hours.