Show Notes for September 15, 2017

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 –

  • Recurrences of Low Back Pain After Chiropractic Treatment
  • And Finally, a Story about Differences in Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity in People with and without LBP

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #606 recorded September 15, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0606.mp3

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Recurrences of Low Back Pain After Chiropractic Treatment

The purpose of a study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, was to investigate recurrence rate and prognostic factors in a large population of patients with low back pain (LBP) up to 1 year after chiropractic care using standardized definitions.

In Switzerland, 722 patients with LBP completed the Numeric Rating Scale for pain (NRS) and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) before treatment and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months later (ODI up to 3 months).

Based on NRS values, patients were categorized as “fast recovery,” “slow recovery,” “recurrent,” “chronic,” and “others.” In multivariable logistic regression models, age, sex, work status, duration of complaint (subacute: ≥14 days to less than 3 months; chronic: ≥3 months), previous episodes, baseline NRS, and baseline ODI were investigated as predictors.

The study concluded that recurrence rate was low in this LBP patient population. The duration of complaint before treatment was the main predictor for recurrence. The fact that even subacute duration significantly increased the odds for an unfavorable course of LBP is of clinical relevance.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28822475

 

 

Differences in Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity in People with and without LBP

When functional movements are impaired in people with low back pain, they may be a contributing factor to chronicity and recurrence.

The purpose of a recent study published in the journal Clinical Biomechanics, was to examine lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremity kinematics during a step down functional task between people with and without a history of low back pain.

Subjects with low back pain displayed less lumbar spine movement than controls across all three planes of movement. This group difference was most pronounced in the sagittal plane.

For the lower extremity, subjects with low back pain displayed more frontal and axial plane knee movement than controls. There were no significant differences in kinematics among movement-based low back pain subgroups.

The study concluded that people with low back pain displayed less lumbar region movement in the sagittal plane and more off-plane knee movements than the control group during a step down task.

Clinicians can use this information when assessing lumbar spine and lower extremity movement during functional tasks, with the goal of developing movement-based interventions.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.clinbiomech.com/article/S0268-0033(17)30124-9/abstract

 

 

 

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Show Notes for September 8, 2017

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 –

  • SMT and Mechanism of Back Pain Relief
  • And Finally, a story about Seated Lumbar Extension Postures and Sitting

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #605 recorded September 8, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0605.mp3

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

 

SMT and Mechanism of Back Pain Relief

The aim of the recent study published in the journal Neuroscience, was to determine whether thoracic spinal manipulation (SM) decreases temporal summation of back pain.

The study comprised 2 controlled experiments including 16 and 15 healthy participants, respectively.

Each study included 6 sessions during which painful or non-painful electrical stimulations were delivered in three conditions:

  • control
  • light mechanical stimulus (MS) or
  • spinal manipulation.

Electrical stimulation was applied on the thoracic spine (T4), in the area where SM and MS were performed.

The study concluded that these results indicate that spinal manipulation produces specific inhibitory effects on temporal summation of back pain, consistent with the involvement of a spinal anti-nociceptive mechanism in clinical pain relief by spinal manipulation.

This provides the first mechanistic evidence of back pain relief by spinal manipulation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28288900

 

 

Seated Lumbar Extension Postures and Sitting

Prolonged sitting during sedentary work has been reported as a potential risk factor for low back pain. Furthermore, prolonged sitting can result in both reduced spinal height (SH) and lumbar range of motion (LROM).

A recent study published in the journal Ergonomics, compared the effects of no intervention (control) with two recovery postures on spinal height and lumbar range of motion (flexion and extension) during prolonged sitting.

Twenty-four participants were randomly assigned to three interventions for three consecutive days. The interventions comprised two seated lumbar extension recovery postures (unsupported sustained and supported dynamic lumbar extension postures) and a control.

Both interventions facilitated a relatively short recovery period for both spinal height and LROM. Supported dynamic lumbar extension conditions significantly helped spinal height recovery, as compared with control condition, after the first recovery posture intervention, and both postures have potential to maintain LROM.

However, both postures failed to induce spinal height recovery over an extended time.

The study’s summary stated that unsupported sustained lumbar extension and supported dynamic lumbar extension postures may serve as effective and practical methods for reducing rate of spinal height loss and maintaining LROM.

However, these postures should be further examined in various ‘doses’ to define optimal protocol for effectively minimizing spinal height loss over time.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00140139.2015.1052570?journalCode=terg20

 

 

 

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The Man Who Has Confidence In Himself Gains The Confidence Of Others.”- Hasidic Proverb

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for September 1, 2017

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 –

  • Typical Chiropractic Patients
  • And Finally, a Story about Lifting and Low Back Pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #604 recorded September 1, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0604.mp3

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This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Typical Chiropractic Patients

Chiropractors expect the typical patient to recover fully or to improve quickly with treatment if relapses occur.

However, a mismatch between expectations and outcome would have a negative effect on both the chiropractors’ professional self-esteem and patients’ satisfaction with care.

A study published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, found that the prevalence of three types of recovery patterns among patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP) was calculated:

  1. A full sustained recovery.
  2. Initial recovery, but with one or several relapses followed by a period of recovery.
  3. No initial recovery, but at least one period of recovery during the six month course of the study.

Also, the number of patients classified as recovered at the end of the study was calculated.

The results from this study can be used to introduce a realistic approach to chiropractic care in LBP, which should reduce disappointments among both chiropractors and patients.

There was no “typical” recovery pattern. Trajectories were, in fact, spread over several subgroups with somewhat more than half reporting a favorable course but only one fifth enjoyed early and sustained recovery.

Further, from a research perspective, the end-of-study status does not well depict the outcome experienced by patients

Remember to discuss all clinical outcomes with your Doctor of Chiropractic for realistic expectations.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-017-0152-0

 

Lifting and Low Back Pain

There is an increased risk of developing low-back pain when lifting objects closer to the floor when compared to lifting at waist height.

These results support the key message of “store-it-off-the-floor,” which small businesses can easily implement to identify and control lifting hazards in their workplaces.

Since the majority of the workforce is comprised of small businesses, ergonomic solutions (e.g., store-it-off-the-floor) should be designed to take into account the special challenges small businesses often face when trying to implement musculoskeletal disorder prevention activities, such as limits on time, knowledge, and budget.

The purpose of this study was to summarize the effects of lifting height on low-back loading and the risk of developing low-back pain.

Manual materials handling is a common hazard for workplace injuries such as low-back pain. Although the risk factor of lifting height has been shown in the literature to be a large contributor to low-back injury incidence, currently there have been no attempts to consolidate this information into a form suitable for knowledge dissemination.

The results of this review support a knowledge dissemination campaign targeting lifting from the floor as both a method for hazard identification and as the basis of controls in workplaces with little ergonomics knowledge, or in small business.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24725838.2017.1338633

 

 

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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:

Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.”
– Helen Keller

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for August 18, 2017

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 –

  • Neck Pain and Cervical Traction
  • And Finally, a Story about Changes in Lumbar MRI Findings Over Time

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #603 recorded August 18, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0603.mp3

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 and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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 ….

 

 

Neck Pain and Cervical Traction

The aim of a recent study published in the journal Spine, was to perform a comprehensive search of current literature and conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the neck pain relieving effect of intermittent cervical traction (ICT).

Neck pain is a common and disabling problem with a high prevalence in general population. It causes a considerable burden on the health care system with a substantial expenditure.

Intermittent cervical traction is a common component of physical therapy for neck pain in the outpatient clinic. However, the evidence regarding the effectiveness of intermittent cervical traction for neck pain is insufficient.

The study concluded that intermittent cervical traction may have a short-term neck pain-relieving effect.

Some risks of bias were noted in the included studies, reducing the evidence level of this meta-analysis. Additional high-quality RCTs are required to clarify the long-term effects of intermittent cervical traction on neck pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/882532?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=103575MJ

 

 

Changes in Lumbar MRI Findings Over Time

The clinical importance of lumbar MR imaging findings is unclear.

A recent study, published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, was an exploratory investigation of whether lumbar spine MR imaging findings change more commonly during a 12-week period in individuals with acute low back pain compared with pain-free controls.

Twenty individuals with recent-onset low back pain and 10 pain-free controls were recruited into an exploratory prospective cohort study.

All participants had a lumbar spine MR imaging at baseline and repeat MR imaging scans at 1, 2, 6, and 12 weeks.

The study concluded that changes in MR imaging findings were observed in a similar proportion of the low back pain and control groups, except for herniations, annular fissures, and nerve root compromise, which were twice as common in subjects with low back pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ajnr.org/content/early/2017/08/03/ajnr.A5357

 

 

 

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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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.

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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

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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:

Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.”
– Henry Ford

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for August 11, 2017

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 –

  • Chronic Pain and Mortality
  • And Finally, a Story about Artificial Light and Sleep

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #602 recorded August 11, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0602.mp3

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 and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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.

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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.

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 ….

 

 

 

Chronic Pain and Mortality

People who have chronic widespread pain die earlier than those without chronic pain, reported new research from the United Kingdom, and lifestyle may play a significant role in their mortality.

The evidence is now clear that persons with chronic widespread pain experience excess mortality,” the researchers wrote in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

“UK Biobank results considerably reduce uncertainty around the magnitude of excess risk, and demonstrate that the risk is unlikely to be due to the experience of pain per se, but is substantially explained by lifestyle factors associated with having pain (poor diet, low levels of physical activity, smoking, higher BMI).”

It’s the largest study to examine the relationship between chronic widespread pain and mortality, the authors indicated, and has considerably more detailed information about potential mediators of any excess risk associated with widespread pain and death.

The study’s conclusion stated that evidence is now clear that persons with chronic widespread pain experience excess mortality.

UK Biobank results considerably reduce uncertainty around the magnitude of excess risk and are consistent with the excess being explained by adverse lifestyle factors, which could be targeted in the management of such patients.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/fibromyalgia/66955

http://ard.bmj.com/content/early/2017/07/20/annrheumdis-2017-211476

 

 

Artificial Light and Sleep

A recent study published in the journal Ophthalmic Physiological Optics, looked at the relationship between Artificial Light and Sleep.

Exposure to increasing amounts of artificial light during the night may contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction.

Release of the sleep hormone melatonin is mediated by the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs).

This study sought to investigate whether melatonin level and sleep quality can be modulated by decreasing night-time input to the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells.

The study concluded that the use of short wavelength-blocking glasses at night increased subjectively measured sleep quality and objectively measured melatonin levels and sleep duration, presumably as a result of decreased night-time stimulation of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells.

Alterations in the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells -driven pupil response suggest a shift in circadian phase.

Results suggest that minimizing short wavelength light following sunset may help in regulating sleep patterns.

Remember to discuss all Health Recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Professional.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/opo.12385/full

 

 

 

 

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Show Notes for August 4, 2017

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 Cord Movement during Straight Leg Raise Test
  • And Finally a Story about Entrapment of the Middle Cluneal Nerve

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #601 recorded August 04, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0601.mp3

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Spinal Cord Movement during Straight Leg Raise Test

The objective of a recent study published in the journal Spine, was to explore whether impairment of neural excursion during the straight leg raise test occurs in patients with sciatic symptoms secondary to lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LIDH).

Earlier studies have shown that during the straight leg raise (SLR) test in asymptomatic volunteers tensile forces are consistently transmitted throughout the neural system and the thoracolumbar spinal cord slides distally.

The results showed that there was 66.6% less excursion of conus medullaris with straight leg raise performed on the symptomatic side compared with excursions measured with straight leg raise performed on the asymptomatic side.

The study concluded that in patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation, the neural displacement on the symptomatic side is significantly reduced by the compressing IVD herniation.

According to the authors of the study, these are the first data in intact human subjects to support the limitation of neural movements in the vertebral canal with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Fulltext/2017/08010/Reduced_Spinal_Cord_Movement_With_the_Straight_Leg.3.aspx

 

Entrapment of the Middle Cluneal Nerve

Entrapment of the middle cluneal nerve (MCN) under the long posterior sacroiliac ligament (LPSL) is a possible, and under diagnosed, cause of low-back and/or leg symptoms.

To date, detailed anatomical studies of MCN entrapment are few. The purpose of a recent study published in the Journal of Pain Research was study was to ascertain, using cadavers, the relationship between the MCN and LPSL and to investigate MCN entrapment.

A total of 30 hemipelves from 20 cadaveric donors (15 female, 5 male) designated for education or research, were studied by gross anatomical dissection.

The age range of the donors at death was 71–101 years with a mean of 88 years.

Branches of the MCN were identified under or over the gluteus maximus fascia caudal to the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) and traced laterally as far as their finest ramification.

The study concluded that this is the first anatomical study illustrating MCN entrapment. It is likely that MCN entrapment is not a rare clinical entity.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5476578/pdf/jpr-10-1431.pdf

 

 

 

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Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like?”
– Brian Tracy

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for July 28, 2017

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 –

  • Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for subacute low back pain,
  • And Finally, a Story about Physical Exercise, Epigenetics and Cognition

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #600 recorded July 28, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0600.mp3

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 and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for subacute low back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is associated with enormous personal and societal burdens, especially when it reaches the chronic stage of the disorder (pain for a duration of more than three months).

Indeed, individuals who reach the chronic stage tend to show a more persistent course, and they account for the majority of social and economic costs.

As a result, there is increasing emphasis on the importance of intervening at the early stages of LBP.  According to the biopsychosocial model, LBP is a condition best understood with reference to an interaction of physical, psychological, and social influences.

This has led to the development of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) programs that target factors from the different domains, administered by healthcare professionals from different backgrounds.

This review is an update of a Cochrane Review on multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for subacute LBP, which was published in 2003.

The objective of this review was to examine the effectiveness of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for subacute LBP (pain for a duration of six to 12 weeks) among adults, with a focus on pain, back-specific disability, and work status.

The review concluded that on average, people with subacute LBP who receive MBR will do better than if they receive usual care, but it is not clear whether they do better than people who receive some other type of treatment.

However, the available research provides mainly low to very low-quality evidence, thus additional high-quality trials are needed before we can describe the value of MBR for clinical practice.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28656659

 

 

 

Physical Exercise, Epigenetics and Cognition

A recent review article, published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, looked at the connection between Exercise and Cognition.

A large amount of evidence has demonstrated the power of exercise to support cognitive function, the effects of which can last for considerable time.

An emerging line of scientific evidence indicates that the effects of exercise are longer lasting than previously thought up to the point to affect future generations.

The action of exercise on epigenetic regulation of gene expression seem central to building an “epigenetic memory” to influence long-term brain function and behavior.

In this review article, we discuss new developments in the epigenetic field connecting exercise with changes in cognitive function, including DNA methylation, histone modifications and microRNAs (miRNAs).

Highlights from the review article include:

  • Exercise regulates DNA methylation and histone acetylation in the hippocampus
  • Exercise enhances bdnf expression by engaging epigenetic mechanisms
  • Exercise modulates the expression of memory-related miRNAs
  • The beneficial effects of exercise are epigenetically inherited

The understanding of how exercise promotes long-term cognitive effects is crucial for directing the power of exercise to reduce the burden of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763417301495

 

 

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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:

Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.