I was wondering if you would be willing to list the top 5 books you would recommended to a new clinician for treatment and diagnosis? I’m a chiropractor in the 2nd year of practice and always wanting to learn. I have your Clinicians guide to the lower back as well.
There are various books that consider both non-surgical and surgical treatments. One of the questions is if you should look at surgical books but I think that knowledge of surgical conditions would put you far ahead of your colleagues.
I think that White and Punjabi’s Clinical Biomechanics and Related Research book is a great start. Bridwell and DeWald’s Textbook of Spinal Surgery is a classic and would give you a great understanding of conditions that need treatment both surgical and non. You could consider “Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Patient-Centered Approach”. Not a bad book but somewhat incomplete.
PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.