The Authors of this book are an anatomist and a sports physiotherapist with wide experience who both teach sports injury related university courses. Because of its critical location in the body and its many components, diagnosing, managing and rehabilitating sport related back injury is extremely challenging and requires a detailed knowledge of the associated anatomy. In this book the general and specific structures of the back, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbo-sacral spine, are presented and illustrated as a basis for clinical practice. Since clinical signs and symptoms require correct interpretation for an accurate diagnosis and effective management, a special feature of this book is to include detailed case histories showing how knowledge of back anatomy can be used to arrive at a correct diagnosis. This book will therefore be of benefit to a wide range of professionals concerned with sports disorders and injuries.