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Modic Changes

Modic Changes: Understanding Reactive Vertebral Endplate and Marrow Morphology
by William Morgan and Clare Morgan

Back pain is a major source of infirmity and disability worldwide. While there is much that we do not know about the causation and treatment of back pain, we do know bony edema of the spine is closely associated with spine pain. Decades ago Dr. Michael Modic identified and categorized the findings of bony endplate changes on MRI into a system that now bears his name: Modic changes. This book takes the reader through the normal anatomy and physiology of the vertebral endplates, marrow, and the intervertebral disc. It reveals the pathogenesis which causes Modic changes, pain, and degeneration. It also teaches the reader how to identify and categorize Modic Types on spinal MRI.

Highlights of this eBook:

It contains high quality illustrations and MRI images intended to enhance understanding.

It has a concise focus on the topic that will allow the reader to understand complicated concepts in a short amount of time, perhaps even in one sitting.

It discusses related findings on MRI: Metastatic disease, vertebral endplate fracture, vertebral hemangioma, and fatty infiltration into bone.

It contains a commentary on the research which points to bacterial infections and Modic 1 changes being a source of lower back pain.

It includes three bonus chapters in the appendices that are essentially an additional ebook: Introduction to Reading MRI, Anatomic Atlas of the Lumbar Spine, and Nomenclature of Disc Derangements. For those struggling to read MRI the appendices are a great resource to help master this skill.

Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc ,A Survival Guide:
Everything you need to know to manage your lumbar disc herniation without surgery
by William Morgan

A guide to understanding and coping with herniated discs which gives practical tips as well as step by step instruction in the care of your back and body.

In this book you will learn:
• The mechanism of injury for lumbar disc herniations
• When you need to seek medical attention
• Exercises that can help with healing
• Exercises to avoid (ironically these are the exercises that most people perform when they have a herniated disc)
• How to alter your activities of daily living to allow your disc injury to heal
• Nutritional advice to enhance healing
• How to control the pain without drugs
• How to lift after a disc herniation
• How to avoid re-injury

Spinal MRI for Musculoskeletal Clinicians

Introduction to Systematic Analysis of the Spinal MRI (Spinal MRI for Musculoskeletal Clinicians Book 1) Kindle Edition
by William Morgan

Introduction to Systematic Analysis of the Spinal MRI is written for the busy practitioner. It combines easy to understand schematics, illustrations and explanations with plenty of images of spinal MRIs. This book will quickly immerse the reader with practical applications. This book is the perfect companion for any specialist or resident who treats the spine:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Orthopedists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Team Physicians

You will not get lost in the details with this manual, it does not delve deeply into the details of MRI physics, but it does tell you what you need to look for on a lumbar MRI to make a difference in your patient’s care.

Spinal MRI Quiz Book

Spinal MRI Quiz Book: Interactive Teaching Files Designed to Hone Diagnostic Skills
By William E. Morgan

This interactive Kindle book allows the reader to test present knowledge of MRI and to learn more about it in a systematic manner. This book begins with simple questions about the basics of spinal MRI, then progresses to more difficult questions, and finally to complex clinical cases. It is intended to teach in an enjoyable and interactive manner. The reader will view images, read the question and then select from one of the multiple choice answers. When the correct answer is selected a hyperlink will advance the reader to the next question. However, when an incorrect answer is selected the reader is taken to a page with educational review material that will help the reader to successfully answer the question.

Highlights of this book:

A progressive quiz format that will take the reader from the basics of spinal anatomy and MRI to complex case reviews.

Hundreds of high-quality MRIs, images, and schematics.

A bonus chapter on the nomenclature and classification of lumbar disc herniations.

Extensive educational reviews that become visible when the incorrect answer is selected.
Learning MRI in this manner is enjoyable and interactive.

This edition will work best on a device that can show color (versus monochrome screens).

The Lumbar MRI

The Lumbar MRI in Clinical Practice
By William Morgan

The Lumbar MRI in Clinical Practice is written for the busy practitioner. It combines easy to understand schematics, illustrations and explanations with an exhaustive gallery of lumbar MRIs. This book will quickly immerse the reader with practical applications. This book is the perfect companion for any specialist or resident who treats the lumbar spine:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Orthopedists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Team Physicians

You will not get lost in the details with this manual, it does not delve deeply into the details of MRI physics, but it does tell you what you need to look for on a lumbar MRI to make a difference in your patient’s care.

Low Back Disorders

Low Back Disorders
Stuart McGill, PhD.

Get the latest information on evidence-based prevention and rehabilitation approaches and learn how to apply the principles in industry, sport and everyday settings.

Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation provides professionals with the foundation to make the best clinical decisions. Sections on the foundation (how the back works and becomes injured), back injury prevention, patient assessment, and rehabilitation will build your understanding behind the practices so that you can use them effectively with clients.

The book provides the evidence to dispel the myths regarding such issues as stabilization exercises and various prevention approaches. With Low Back Disorders, you will:

  • Gain valuable information on back loading during specific activities and apply it to avoid common – but counterproductive – practices in back rehab;
  • Learn how to better assess patients and clients to tailor treatments and prevention to their individual needs for better efficacy;
  • Acquire the necessary information to prescribe effective exercise clearly and easily.

Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance

Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance
Stuart McGill, PhD.

Get the latest scientific evidence on back exercise – what helps and what hurts, and why, from a world renowned authority. Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance provides professionals with the evidence base to design and prescribe the best exercise programs for the back. A complete description of a 5-stage program is provided. Many examples illustrate each stage within a bad back rehabilitation program together with a performance enhancement program for athletes. Beginning with recognizing and re-patterning perturbed motor programs and progressing to the enhancement of stability, then endurance, the final stages continue with strength, power and agility training. Each step is well illustrated and instructive. Added to this are general approaches to assess the demand of individual activities and sports and how to identify the critical components that need specific focus in an individual’s back. Dr. McGill’s style makes for an easy read of this thorough and rich resource.

Hero Workouts

Hero Workouts: Hardcore Functional Workouts Dedicated to the Heroes of U.S. Special Warfare Units

Hero Workouts

Do you want to train to be an elite warrior?
Then Hero Workouts should be on your “must read” list.

Hero Workouts breaks through the cross-fitness confusion and noise to help the reader understand how to reach elite levels of fitness without injury. Special operational forces train to complete missions, but for a civilian cross-fitness devotee, the workout is the mission. Special operational troops cannot afford to be injured because their workout is ill-contrived. Likewise, civilians do not wish to be sidelined from their pursuits.

This book contains hardcore functional exercises and workouts. I have excluded exercises which have little real-world applicable function or merit or are more apt to cause injury. This book is intended to provide instruction in maintaining combat readiness with minimal training injuries.

The first portion of this book is instructional. It provides the reader with principles for preventing injury and maintaining elite levels of fitness. It also introduces the reader to some very specific exercise instruction. This includes the cross-fitness exercises with the greatest training benefit while leaving out those exercises which have little applicable benefit or have a high risk-to-benefit ratio.

I write this just a day after visiting a military unit as a consultant. Of the twenty troops whom I interviewed, five had chronic injuries which occurred during a cross-fitness workout and adversely affected their day to-day activities. How ironic that these men, in an attempt to improve their combat readiness through exercise, are now less capable than if they had never attempted a cross-fitness program.

This book will take the very real and positive benefits of a diverse multi-modal fitness program and temper it with science that will maximize benefits while minimizing the risk of injury.

Highlights of this book:

  • This book clearly defines the unique fitness needs of the special warfare community and how they diverge from popular cross-fitness programs.
  • Hero Workouts clearly explains the most common training risks and how to correct technique to avoid injury.
  • It contains high impact images and exercise instruction.
  • It has several dozen specific physical training workouts which are named after the heroes of the special warfare community.
  • After each hero workout, the reader will be introduced to the hero through the official U.S. Government Medal of Honor citations and photos.
  • The hero workouts are named after heroes from Navy SEALs, Green Berets, Marine Recon, Air Force Pararescue, Combat Controllers, Special Boat Units, and Army Rangers.

It includes background information about the Medal of Honor and about America’s elite military units.

Endorsement from a Navy SEAL:

“This much needed book on training for warriors provides deep insights into training principles, practical application via specific workouts, and examples of men who embody the ethos of our profession. There are two kinds of knowledge: theoretical/academic and kinesthetic/experiential. Dr. William Morgan is rare in that he possesses both. He is himself an operator, a fitness enthusiast and, most importantly for this book, a lifelong student of human health and performance, as well as a healer.

I do not base this on his biography alone. It has been my pleasure to serve with Dr. Morgan, to train with him and now to learn from him. I wish this material was available when I was 20. It would have spared me years of sub-optimal training and many injuries. I suggest you take advantage of the opportunity before you.”

Back Mechanic

Back Mechanic by Dr. Stuart McGill

In an age where a seemingly endless amount of gimmicky back products are in circulation, a definitive guide to self-assessment and rehabilitation is more essential than ever. Back Mechanic guides you through a self-assessment of your pain triggers, then shows you how to avoid these roadblocks to recovery. Then effective exercises are coached in a step by step progressive plan. Spine expert, Prof. McGill used his 30 years of research findings and clinical investigations to create this evidence-based guide that has helped thousands reclaim their lives. This knowledge is now available to you in this richly illustrated book. You will become your own best Back Mechanic and advocate.