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Human Anatomy Synopsis: Spine & Neck

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Language:  English
Topics include osteology, joints, nerves and blood vessels; spinal nerve anatomy and lesions; and back and neck muscles in outline format with dissections; illustrations, tables, and study questions.
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This is one of four synopses on Human Anatomy in an outline format that includes numerous diagrams, cadaver dissections, tables and study questions. This synopsis describes vertebral osteology and joints; innervations; blood supply; spinal nerve anatomy and lesions; and muscles of the back and neck. Each synopsis is based on over 40 years of course materials used by thousands of students and multiple instructors. Other synopses include Human Anatomy Synopsis: Axilla and Upper Limb; Human Anatomy Synopsis: Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb; and Human Anatomy Synopsis: Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis.

About the author

Professor Gorniak taught graduate health care professionals at 3 Universities for 40 years. He has a PhD. in Anatomical Sciences, a BS in Physical Therapy and practiced clinically for 15 years. He has over 30 peer reviewed publications on anatomy and biomechanics; 5 years of NIH post-doctoral work in biomechanics; developed online Anatomy and Biomechanics courses; produced a video dissection series; and authored illustrated note packs for Biomechanics and Anatomy.

  1. Preface
  2. Osteology
    1. Spinal column
    2. Characteristics of vertebrae
    3. Differences among vertebrae
  3. Vertebral joints and ligaments
    1. Vertebral joints
    2. Vertebral ligaments
  4. Vertebral blood supply
  5. Spinal Nerves
    1. Nerve composition
    2. Spinal nerve configuration
    3. Dermatomes
    4. Spinal nerve injuries
    5. Facet joint and disc innervation
    6. Autonomic nervous system
  6. Muscles of the back
    1. Superficial subdivision
    2. Intermediate subdivision
    3. Deep subdivision
    4. Transversospinalis group
  7. The neck
    1. Superficial anterior neck
    2. Deep anterior neck
  8. Study question answers
  9. References

About the Authors

William Conrad

Dr. Will Conrad has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 2004 and has taught Anatomy, Physiology and Orthopedics at the graduate level since 2005. Dr. Conrad holds an Educational Doctorate (EdD) with an emphasis on Anatomy Education, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT), a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, and Undergraduate Degrees in both Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition/Fitness/Health. Dr. Conrad has numerous peer reviewed anatomy-based publications and has also spoken on the topic of anatomy education in the health sciences. Additionally, Dr. Conrad has co-authored a cadaver-based video dissection series, an independent online anatomy course as well as multiple Anatomy Synopsis textbooks. Dr. Conrad’s post-graduate clinical experience includes acute care, out-patient, and home health physical therapy.

Gerard Gorniak

Professor Gorniak taught graduate health care professionals at 3 Universities for 40 years. He has a PhD. in Anatomical Sciences, a BS in Physical Therapy and practiced clinically for 15 years. He has over 30 peer reviewed publications on anatomy and biomechanics; 5 years of NIH post-doctoral work in biomechanics; developed online Anatomy and Biomechanics courses; produced a video dissection series; and authored illustrated note packs for Biomechanics and Anatomy. He is currently retired in Florida with his wife of 48 years, 2 children and 4 grandchildren.