In the human body, 206 bones work with more than 600 muscles to provide structure, mobility, and protection. Keeping them healthy takes knowledge and effort but is extremely important to a person’s well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 70 million Americans suffer from arthritis or chronic joint pain and an estimated 20 million seek chiropractic help each year in search of relief from muscle pain or realignment of their skeleton.
In an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, The Encyclopedia of the Muscle and Skeletal Systems and Disorders provides more than 500 concise entries covering all aspects of muscle and bone in the human body. Complete, comprehensive coverage includes anatomy, metabolic processes, injuries, diseases and disorders, treatments, medicines, nutrition, current research, and much more. Facilitating quick and thorough research, extensive appendixes supply lists of organizations, web resources, a guide to evaluating health information found online, and lists of the major muscle and skeletal systems, connectors, and joints. An essential reference for everyone from medical professionals to general readers, The Encyclopedia of Muscle and Skeletal Systems and Disorders provides a complete survey of this topic in one single volume.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.
About the Author(s)
Mary Harwell Sayler is a freelance writer who has published more than 20 books and approximately 1,000 short pieces and articles. Her health-related writing has included pieces about help for parents, and articles providing concise information about drugs, sleeping problems, surgery, and dental care. Her most recent health pieces have addressed topics such as nutrition, allergies, and safe use of medicinal herbs. Sayler's research into the musculo-skeletal system began when she was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and determined to learn everything she could about musculo-skeletal systems and how they break down. The research inspired her to earn a degree in holistic nutrition in 1999.
Lori Siegel, M.D. is associate professor and director of undergraduate medical education at The Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and chief of the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Siegel received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and is a diplomat of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Rheumatology. She has written or contributed to numerous articles and books on rheumatology and other related topics.