• Textbook and practical clinical handbook for all students and practitioners
concerned with evaluation, diagnosis, assessment and management of neck pain
and cervical headache particularly in relation to whiplash.
• Written by a group of researchers and clinicians who are leaders in the field of whiplash and related neck and head pain.
• Demonstrates the clinical relevance of the research to the student and busy practitioner.
• Suggests future directions for clinical management and future research.
• Extensively illustrated with line diagrams and photographs.
This book presents the applied sciences, clinical assessment methods and The rehabilitation protocols for the management of persons with neck pain. material presented in this book represents the translation of research into clinical practice and provides a systematic approach to assessment and an evidence base for conservative clinical management strategies for neck pain. Unique topics in this book include: • Provides an understanding of the pathophysiological processes in the sensory, motor and sensorimotor systems and how they present in patients with neck pain disorders. • Presents multimodal approaches to management of neck pain guided by the evidence of presenting dysfunctions • Presents a comprehensive description of a therapeutic exercise approach based on motor control which has proven efficacy.
Section 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction
Section 2 Applied Clinical Sciences
Chapter 2 Sensory manifestations of neck pain
Chapter 3 tructure and Function of the Cervical Region
Chapter 4 Alterations in Cervical Muscle Function in Neck Pain
Chapter 5 The Cervical Spine and Sensorimotor Control
Chapter 6 Disturbances in Postural Stability, Head and Eye Movement Control in Cervical Disorders
Chapter 7 Psychological and Psychosocial Factors in Neck Pain
Section 3 Whiplash, Headache and Cervico-brachial Pain
Chapter 8 Whiplash Associated Disorders
Chapter 9 Cervicogenic Headache: Differential Diagnosis
Chapter 10 Differential Diagnosis of Cervico-brachial Pain
Section 4 Therapeutics for Cervical Disorders
Chapter 11 Clinical assessment: The Patient Interview and History
Chapter 12 Clinical Assessment: The Physical Examination
Chapter 13 Principles of Management of Cervical Disorders
Chapter 14 Therapeutic Exercise for Cervical Disorders: Practice Pointers
Section 5 Conclusion
Chapter 15 Future Directions