Show Notes for May 14, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Medicare Trends in Low-Value Health Service Use and Spending
  • And Finally, a Story about Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Inflammation

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #751 recorded May 14, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

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Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

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This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com for additional options.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

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Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Medicare Trends in Low-Value Health Service Use and Spending

A recent study was published in JAMA Network Open, to assess national trends in low-value care use and spending.

Low-value care, defined as care offering no net benefit in specific clinical scenarios, is associated with harmful outcomes in patients and wasteful spending.

Despite a national education campaign and increasing attention on reducing health care waste, recent trends in low-value care delivery remain unknown.

Three services comprised approximately two-thirds of uses among 32 low-value services per 1000 individuals.  Related to Back Pain, it was found that

  • opioids for back pain increased

Conclusions and Relevance found that this cross-sectional study found that among individuals with fee-for-service Medicare receiving any of 32 measured services, low-value care use and spending decreased marginally from 2014 to 2018, despite a national education campaign in collaboration with clinician specialty societies and increased attention on low-value care.

While most use of low-value care came from 3 services, 1 of these was opioid prescriptions, which increased over time despite the harms associated with their use.

These findings may represent several opportunities to prevent patient harm and lower spending.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33591365/

Manual Therapy and neuromuscular inflammation

A recent study published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders examined the effectiveness of a manual therapy consisting of forearm skin rolling, muscle mobilization, and upper extremity traction as a preventive treatment for rats performing an intensive lever-pulling task.

The authors hypothesized that this treatment would reduce task-induced neuromuscular and tendon inflammation, fibrosis, and sensorimotor declines.

Conclusions found that manual therapy of forelimbs involved in performing the reaching and grasping task prevented the development of inflammatory and fibrogenic changes in forearm nerves, muscle, and tendons, and sensorimotor declines.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-021-04270-0

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for May 7, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Text Neck and Neck Pain in Adults
  • And Finally, a Story about Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation and Spine Pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #750 recorded May 7, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com for additional options.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

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And Now for some news ….

Text Neck and Neck Pain in Adults

It has been hypothesized that the inappropriate neck posture adopted when texting and reading on a smartphone, called text neck, is related to the increased prevalence of Neck Pain.

The aim of recent study, published in the journal Spine, was to investigate the association between text neck and neck pain (NP) in adults.

The study concluded, with a level of evidence of 4, that Text neck was not associated with prevalence of neck pain, neck pain frequency, or maximum neck pain intensity in adults.

As always, discuss additional studies with your qualified healthcare provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2021/05010/Association_Between_Text_Neck_and_Neck_Pain_in.5.aspx

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation and Spine Pain

In this context, chiropractic care provides a safe and effective option for the management of a large proportion of these patients.

A recent narrative review, published in the European Journal of Pain, highlights the most relevant mechanisms of pain relief by SM and provides a perspective for future research on spinal manipulation and spine pain, including the validation of placebo interventions that control for placebo effects and other non-specific effects that may be induced by spinal manipulation.

Conclusions from the review found that spinal manipulation inhibits back and neck pain partly through spinal segmental mechanisms and potentially through peripheral mechanisms regulating inflammatory responses.

Other mechanisms remain to be clarified. Controls and placebo interventions need to be improved in order to clarify the contribution of specific and non-specific effects to pain relief by spinal manipulative therapy.

Surf to out Show Notes for Links – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33786932/

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And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.” ― Anonymous

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for April 30, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Spinal Manipulation for Non-musculoskeletal Disorders
  • And Finally, a Story about CAM Therapy in Oregon

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #749 recorded April 30, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com for additional options.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

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And Now for some news ….

Spinal Manipulation for Non-musculoskeletal Disorders

The purpose of a recent article, published in JMPT, was to discuss a literature review-a recent systematic review of non-musculoskeletal disorders-that demonstrates the potential for faulty conclusions and misguided policy implications, and to offer an alternate interpretation of the data using present models and criteria.

The authors participated in a chiropractic meeting (Global Summit) that aimed to perform a systematic review of the literature on the efficacy and effectiveness of mobilization or spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and treatment of non-musculoskeletal disorders.

After considering an early draft of the resulting manuscript, the authors identified points of concern and therefore declined authorship. The present article was developed to describe those concerns about the review and its conclusions.

Three main concerns were identified: the inherent limitations of a systematic review of 6 articles on the topic of SMT for non-musculoskeletal disorders, the lack of biological plausibility of collapsing 5 different disorders into a single category, and considerations for best practices when using evidence in policy-making.

The article concluded that based on the available evidence, some statements generated from the Summit were extrapolated beyond the data, have the potential to misrepresent the literature, and should be used with caution.

Given that none of the trials included in the literature review were definitively negative, the current evidence suggests that more research on non-musculoskeletal conditions is warranted before any definitive conclusions can be made.

Governments, insurers, payers, regulators, educators, and clinicians should avoid using systematic reviews in decisions where the research is insufficient to determine the clinical appropriateness of specific care.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33879350/

CAM Therapy in Oregon

In 2016, Oregon introduced a policy to improve back pain treatment among Medicaid enrollees by expanding benefits for evidence-based complementary and alternative medical (CAM) services and establishing opioid prescribing restrictions.

A recent study was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine to examine changes in CAM utilization following the policy and variations in utilization across patient populations.

Results from the study found that use of any CAM service increased from 7.9% (95% CI 7.6–8.2%) prior to the policy to 30.9% (95% CI 30.4–31.3%) after the policy. Acupuncture increased from 0.3 to 5.6%, chiropractic from 0.3 to 11.1%, massage from 1.6 to 14.8%, PT/OT from 6.0 to 17.7%, and osteopathic from 1.4 to 1.9%. 

Conclusions of the study found that CAM service utilization increased among back pain patients following implementation of Oregon’s policy.

There was significant heterogeneity in uptake across service types, CCOs, and patient subgroups. Policymakers should consider implementation factors that might limit impact and perpetuate health disparities.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-020-06352-6

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”
― Oprah Winfrey

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for April 23, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Medicare Patient Access to Chiropractic
  • And Finally, a Story about Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy Induced by Mechanical Stress

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #748 recorded April 23, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com for additional options.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

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Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Medicare Patient Access to Chiropractic Services

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently announced that bipartisan legislation to modernize Medicare coverage of chiropractic services was reintroduced April 19 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Chiropractic Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 2654), introduced by Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), would increase Medicare coverage of services provided by doctors of chiropractic within the full extent of their state licensure, enabling chiropractic patients to conveniently and safely access additional covered services that may be medically necessary.

The change would also align Medicare with chiropractic coverage offered in many private health and Medicare Advantage plans.

Since 1972, Medicare beneficiaries have been covered for only one chiropractic service—manual manipulation of the spine—forcing them to access additional medically necessary care from other types of providers or to pay out of pocket for the services from their chiropractor.

Chiropractors are the only physician-level providers in the Medicare program whose services are restricted in this manner.

For more information, surf to our Show Notes –

https://www.acatoday.org/advocacy/legislative-regulatory-policy/medicare

Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy Induced by Mechanical Stress

A recent study published in the journal Spine, had the aim to aim to clarify chronological effects of mechanical stress on ligamentum flavum (LF) using a long-term fusion rabbit model.

Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy is a major pathology of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), but its mechanism remains unclear. 

In previous studies, the Ligamentum flavum was investigated at a single time point in the short-term; the effects of long-term mechanical stress have not been elucidated.

The conclusion of the study found that the authors demonstrated that long-term mechanical stress caused LF hypertrophy with progressive elastic fiber disruption and cartilage matrix production accompanied by enhanced myofibroblasts.

In addition, the reported rabbit model could be extended to elucidate the mechanism of Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and to develop new therapeutic strategies for lumbar spinal stenosis by preventing Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2021/05010/Long_term,_Time_course_Evaluation_of_Ligamentum.2.aspx

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com.  If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site.  For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”  ― Lolly Daskal

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for April 16, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Lumbar SMT and Achilles Tendinopathy
  • And Finally, a Story about Cost comparison of two approaches to chiropractic care

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #747 recorded April 16, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –
iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com for additional options.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….


Lumbar SMT and Achilles Tendinopathy

Cervical and thoracic spine manipulation has been found to reduce tendon pain and disability in lateral epicondylalgia and rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Based on these findings, the application of lumbar spine manipulation may also provide similar improvements in Achilles tendinopathy (AT).

Therefore, the purpose of a recent study, published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, was to evaluate the effect of lumbar spine manipulation on pain and disability in a patient experiencing Achilles tendinopathy.

The study concluded that these findings have demonstrated the positive effects of lumbar spine manipulation on Achilles tendon pain and disability.

Further studies, specifically clinical trials investigating the effect of lumbar spine manipulation or combining this technique with exercises and functional activities are suggested.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1360859220301674



Cost comparison of two approaches to chiropractic care for patients with acute and sub-acute low Back pain care episodes

Low back pain (LBP) imposes a costly burden upon patients, healthcare insurers, and society overall.

Spinal manipulation as practiced by chiropractors has been found be cost-effective for treatment of LBP, but there is wide variation among chiropractors in their approach to clinical care, and the most cost-effective approach to chiropractic care is uncertain.

To date, little has been published regarding the cost effectiveness of different approaches to chiropractic care.

Thus, a recetn study, published in the journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, presents a cost comparison between chiropractic approaches for patients with acute or subacute care episodes for low back pain.

Conclusions from this study found that comprehensively analyzed cost data associated with the chiropractic care of adults with acute or sub-acute low back pain cared by two cohorts of chiropractic physicians.

In general, providers in Cohort 2 were found to be significantly associated with lower costs for patient care as compared to Cohort 1.

Utilization of a clinical model characterized by a patient-centered clinic approach and standardized, best-practice clinical protocols may offer lower cost when compared to non-standardized clinical approaches to chiropractic care.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-020-00356-z



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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for April 2, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Manual Therapy and Dysmenorrhea
  • And Finally, a story about the Extended Straight Leg Raise Test

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #746 recorded April 2, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

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And Now for some news ….

Manual Therapy and Dysmenorrhea

Disorder of the autonomic nervous system is considered to be the cause of primary dysmenorrhea.

The spine has a close relationship with the autonomic nervous system, and the sacrum is mechanically and neurologically connected to the uterus through ligaments.

Therefore, a recent study, published in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, was conducted to check the effect on the autonomic nervous system through measurement of heart rate variability by applying manual therapy to the sacroiliac joints of subjects with primary dysmenorrhea and to suggest an effective treatment method for dysmenorrhea. 


Thirty females with dysmenorrhea were assigned to either the manual therapy group and sham treatment group according to the random treatment method.

Heart rate variability and the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were measured on the day when menstruation began.


The study’s conclusion stated that in females with primary dysmenorrhea, manual therapy applied to the sacroiliac joint was found to be effective for a short time on autonomic activity.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.jptrs.org/journal/view.html?uid=258&&vmd=Full

Extended Straight Leg Raise Test

The straight leg raise (SLR) is the most commonly applied physical tests on patients with sciatica, but the sensitivity and specificity ratings for disc hernia and neural compression leave areas for improvement.

Hip internal rotation tensions the lumbosacral nerve roots and ankle dorsiflexion tensions the sciatic nerve along its course.

The authors of a recent study published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders added these movements to the SLR (extended SLR = ESLR) as structural differentiators and tested inter-rater reliability in patients with LBP, with and without sciatica.

The conclusions found that ESLR with the addition of location-specific structural differentiation is a reliable and repeatable tool in discerning neural symptoms from musculoskeletal in patients with radiating low back pain.

The authors recommend adding these movements to the standard SLR with aim of improving diagnostic ability.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-021-04159-y

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The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ― Anonymous

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for March 26, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Pending Medicare Cuts
  • And Finally a story about Antinociceptive Effects of SMT on Nociceptive Behavior

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #745 recorded March 26, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

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And Now for some news ….

Pending Medicare Cuts

On December 27, 2020, Former President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This important legislation postponed the Medicare sequester moratorium for three months, until March 31, 2021.

Without congressional action, these cuts will take place, beginning April 1st.

The passage of the recent $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will cause an additional 4% sequestration cut in 2022, to satisfy federal law requiring across-the-board cuts to programs (including Medicare), if legislation affecting mandatory spending or revenues increases net deficits.

As patients and health care providers across the nation continue to struggle financially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is not the time to implement even further cuts.

Postponing these cuts will ensure that access to chiropractic services remains available to the nation’s more than 63 million Medicare beneficiaries, while allowing chiropractic practices to remain financially viable as we move forward through the pandemic.

Surf to our Show Notes for links to take action –

https://www.votervoice.net/ChiroCongress/campaigns/82763/respond

Antinociceptive Effects of Spinal Manipulative Therapy on Nociceptive Behavior

Optimizing pain relief resulting from spinal manipulative therapies, including low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation (LVVA-SM), requires determining their mechanisms.

Pain models that incorporate simulated spinal manipulative therapy treatments are needed for these studies.

The antinociceptive effects of a single LVVA-SM treatment on rat nociceptive behavior during the commonly used formalin test were investigated in a recent study published in the journal Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

High velocity low amplitude spinal manipulation (HVLA-SM) is typically delivered with a single, short duration thrust; low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation (LVVA-SM) is applied multiple times without thrust delivery in a controlled cyclical manner to a broader anatomical area.

Administration of LVVA-SM had a short-term, remote antinociceptive effect similar to clinical findings. Therefore, mechanistic investigations using this experimental approach are warranted.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/520454/

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for March 19, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • CPT – Technical Corrections
  • And Finally, a Story about Chiropractic Care and Visit Frequency and Outcomes for Patients

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #744 recorded March 19, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com for additional options.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

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And Now for some news ….

CPT – Technical Corrections

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the CPT® Editorial Panel have heard feedback from the health care community and acted quickly to create revisions to the E/M office visit guidelines that clarify their original intention and reduce confusion.

At the CPT Editorial Panel’s February 2021 meeting the Panel approved major revisions to the other sections of E/M services that were not addressed in the first round of review (i.e., inpatient and observation, consultations, emergency department, nursing facility, rest home and prolonged services).

Areas for technical correction:     

         Medical decision making will be addressed in the following ways:

  • Clarifying when reporting a test that is considered, but not selected after shared decision making.
  • Providing a definition of “Analyzed” for reporting tests in the data column.
  • Clarifying the definition of a “unique” test.
  • Clarifying what is meant by “discussion” between physicians,   and other qualified health care professionals and                  patients.
  • Providing a definition of major vs minor surgery.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/cpt/cpt-evaluation-and-management

Chiropractic Care and Visit Frequency and Outcomes for Patients

Chronic spinal pain is prevalent and long-lasting. Although provider-based nonpharmacologic therapies, such as chiropractic care, have been recommended, healthcare and coverage policies provide little guidance or evidence regarding long-term use of this care.

A recent study was published in Pain Physician, to determine the relationships between visit frequency and outcomes for patients using ongoing chiropractic care for chronic spinal pain.

The conclusion of this observational study stated that this 3-month window on chiropractic patients with chronic low back pain and/or chronic neck pain revealed that they were improving, although slowly; may have reached maximum therapeutic improvement; and are possibly successfully managing their chronic pain using a variety of chiropractic visit frequencies.

These results may inform payers when building coverage policies for ongoing chiropractic care for patients with chronic pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33400439/

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”
― Oscar Wilde

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for February 26, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • NJ Health Care Transparency Act
  • And Finally, a Story about SMT and Motor Unit Behavior

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #742 recorded February 26, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com for additional options.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

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Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

NJ Health Care Transparency Act

In 2020, the Medical Society of New Jersey introduced legislation (S-2465) that helps ensure patients know the education, training and licensure of their health care provider.

Under the “New Jersey Health Care Transparency Act,” all health care professionals will be required to wear a name tag during all patient encounters, clearly identifying the type of license they hold. Health care professionals will also have to clearly display their education, training and licensure in their office.

The new bill will also promote “truth in advertising” among health care professionals, requiring that any advertisements placed or professional websites created by a medical professional do not promote services beyond what the professional is legally permitted to provide.

These advertisements or websites must be free of deceptive or misleading information and must identify the professional license clearly.

Discuss specifics with your State and Local Associations.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://msnj.org/news/512494/New-Jersey-Patients-Deserve-to-Know-Who-is-Responsible-for-Their-Health-Care-.htm

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2465_I1.HTM

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/now-law-conaway-giblin-jimenez-bill-mandating-transparency-truthful-advertising-health-care-professionals/

SMT and Motor Unit Behavior

Over recent years, a growing body of research has highlighted the neural plastic effects of spinal manipulation on the central nervous system.

Recently, it has been shown that spinal manipulation improved outcomes, such as maximum voluntary force and limb joint position sense, reflecting improved sensorimotor integration and processing.

A recent study aimed to further evaluate how spinal manipulation can alter neuromuscular activity.

High density electromyography (HD sEMG) signals from the tibialis anterior were recorded and decomposed in order to study motor unit changes in 14 subjects following spinal manipulation or a passive movement control session in a crossover study design.

The study found that a significant decrease in the conduction velocity (p = 0.01) was observed during the “ramp and maintain” condition at 5% MVC after spinal manipulation.

A decrease in conduction velocity suggests that spinal manipulation alters motor unit recruitment patterns with an increased recruitment of lower threshold, lower twitch torque motor units.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/1/105

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Anonymous

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for February 19, 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Texas Chiropractors Win Landmark Court Decision
  • And Finally, a Story about Thoracic SMT and Autonomic Control

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #741 recorded February 19, 2021

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

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Texas Chiropractors Win Landmark Court Decision

According to the Texas Chiropractic Association, on February 2, 2021, the Texas Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory to Texas chiropractors on January 29, ending a decade-long dispute with the Texas Medical Association (TMA) over the role of the nervous system in chiropractic practice with its ruling in Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners et al v. Texas Medical Association.

The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Board’s definitions of the “musculoskeletal system” and “subluxation complex” that referenced nerves and, in a split decision, upheld the Board’s rule pertaining to vestibular ocular nystagmus testing (VONT).

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Thoracic SMT and Autonomic Control

A study in the journal Spine was recently published to compare the immediate effect of manual therapy at the upper thoracic spine on the cardiovascular autonomic control of patients with musculoskeletal pain.

The study included 59 patients with musculoskeletal pain enrolled at an outpatient clinic. Participants were randomly assigned to spinal manipulation, myofascial manipulation, or placebo administered to the upper thoracic region.

Resting heart rate variability provided indexes of the cardiac autonomic control, and the blood pressure response to the cold pressor test as a proxy of the sympathetic responsiveness to a stressor stimulus.

The study concluded that in patients with musculoskeletal pain, spinal manipulation on the upper thoracic spine led to an immediate improvement in the resting cardiac autonomic control without an effect on the blood pressure responsiveness to a sympathoexcitatory stimulus.

Myofascial manipulation or placebo did not change cardiovascular autonomic control.

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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.