Show Notes for July 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 –

  • Targeted Approach to Evaluating the Golfing Athlete with LBP
  • And Finally, a Story about the Reliability and Validity of the Y-balance Test in Chronic LBP

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #758 recorded July 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
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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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And Now for some news ….

Targeted Approach to Evaluating the Golfing Athlete with LBP

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions occurring in the golfing population. Many approaches have been utilized throughout the years to address this condition including the concept of regional interdependence.

The purpose of this case report, published in the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, was to describe the evaluation process and treatment approach of a golfer with low back pain using the principles of regional interdependence.

The patient in this case study had mobility restrictions in his thoracic spine and hips that appeared to be contributing to a hypermobility in the lower lumbar spine.

Based on the evaluation, he was placed into the treatment-based classification (TBC) of stabilization but would also benefit from mobilization/manipulation techniques.

This case report describes the evaluation process and treatment approach to specifically target the demands that are required during the golf swing.

Utilizing a targeted approach that includes golf specific movement screening and a swing evaluation can help guide the therapist in their treatment and improve the patient’s outcome.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8169011/

Reliability and Validity of the Y-balance Test in Chronic LBP

Individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP) may demonstrate reduced ability to perform dynamic tasks due to fear of additional pain and injury in response to the movement.

The Y-balance test (YBT) is a functional and inexpensive test used with various populations. However, the reliability and validity of the Y-balance test used for assessing dynamic balance in young adults with chronic low back pain have not yet been examined.

A recent study was published in the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, to determine the inter-rater reliability of the Y-balance test and to compare dynamic balance between young adults with chronic low back pain and an asymptomatic group.

Conclusions from the study found that the results demonstrated excellent inter-rater reliability and validity of the Y-balance test for assessing dynamic balance in the chronic low back pain population.

The Y-balance test may be a useful tool for clinicians to assess dynamic balance deficits in patients with chronic low back pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8169036/

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Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.” ― William Hazlitt

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


Show Notes for July 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 –

  • Muscle Relaxants and LBP
  • And Finally a Story about Chiro SMT and SI Joint Dysfunction Oxidative Stress

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #757 recorded July 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

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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.

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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 ….

Muscle Relaxants and LBP

A recent study in the journal BMJ, was published to investigate the efficacy, acceptability, and safety of muscle relaxants for low back pain.

Low back pain is a global public health problem and muscle relaxants are a commonly prescribed treatment. 

The findings show that muscle relaxants might reduce pain in the short term, but the effect is too small to be considered clinically meaningful, and there is an increased risk of side effects.

But the researchers stress that the certainty of evidence is low and say large trials are urgently needed to resolve uncertainties around the use of these drugs for back pain.

Conclusions found that considerable uncertainty exists about the clinical efficacy and safety of muscle relaxants.

Very low and low certainty evidence shows that non-benzodiazepine antispasmodics might provide small but not clinically important reductions in pain intensity at or before two weeks and might increase the risk of an adverse event in acute low back pain, respectively.

Large, high quality, placebo controlled trials are urgently needed to resolve uncertainty.

Discuss alternative therapies with your Qualified Healthcare Provider, such as your Doctor of Chiropractic!

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/muscle-relaxants-largely-ineffective-for-low-back-pain/

https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n1446

Chiro SMT and SI Joint Dysfunction Oxidative Stress

A recent study was published in the Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to investigate the effect of chiropractic manipulative treatment on sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) and its relationship to oxidative stress (OXS) parameters.

The patients were evaluated at pre-treatment and one month after treatment with visual analog scale, sacroiliac joint dysfunction test, and total thiol, native thiol, disulphide, and ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) as oxidative stress indicators.

Conclusions from the study found that manipulation is useful in sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Thiol/disulphide homeostasis and serum IMA levels may be used to measure the oxidative stress in patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7401678/

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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:

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― Lolly Daskal

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


Show Notes for July 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 –

  • Joint Dysfunction and SMT
  • And Finally, a Story about Respiratory Disorders and LBP

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #756 recorded July 2, 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.

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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 ….

Joint Dysfunction and SMT

There is growing evidence that vertebral column function and dysfunction play a vital role in neuromuscular control.

A recent invited review, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, summarises the evidence about how vertebral column dysfunction, known as a central segmental motor control (CSMC) problem, alters neuromuscular function and how spinal adjustments (high-velocity, low-amplitude or HVLA thrusts directed at a CSMC problem) and spinal manipulation (HVLA thrusts directed at segments of the vertebral column that may not have clinical indicators of a CSMC problem) alters neuromuscular function.

The current review elucidates the peripheral mechanisms by which CSMC problems, the spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation alter the afferent input from the paravertebral tissues. It summarises the contemporary model that provides a biologically plausible explanation for CSMC problems, the manipulable spinal lesion.

Conclusions from the review found that Spinal adjustments of CSMC problems impact motor control in a variety of ways. These include increasing muscle force and preventing fatigue. These changes in neuromuscular function most likely occur due to changes in supraspinal excitability.

The current contemporary model of the central segmental motor control problem, and our understanding of the mechanisms of spinal adjustments, provide a biologically plausible explanation for how the vertebral column’s central neural motor control can dysfunction, can lead to a self-perpetuating central segmental motor control problem, and how HVLA spinal adjustments can improve neuromuscular function.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34164712/

Respiratory Disorders and LBP

Inspiratory muscles, such as the diaphragm, play a key role in both respiration and spinal control. Therefore, diaphragm dysfunctions are often related to low back pain (LBP).

However, few is known on the association between the presence of LBP and the presence of respiratory disorders (RD).

A recent study was published in the journal Manual Therapy to perform a systematic review on the relation between respiratory disorders and LBP.

Conclusions stated that this is the first study providing an overview of the literature on the relation between LBP and RD.

Immunological, biomechanical, psychosocial and socio-economic factors might explain this correlation. Smoking is likely to contribute. Future studies must reveal the causative relationship.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1356689X16306907

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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:

What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” ― Anonymous

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


Show Notes for June 25, 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 –

  • Inter-examiner reliability study of the Cervical Spine
  • And Finally, a Story about SMT and Cardiac Autonomic Control

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #755 recorded June 25, 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 ….

Inter-examiner reliability study of the Cervical Spine

The objective of a recent study, published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, was to establish the level of inter-examiner reliability for six common cervical manual and physical examination procedures used to assess the cervical spine.

Two physical therapists independently performed the same series of cervical physical examination procedures on each of the participant. 

Conclusions of the study found that most physical examination procedures examined in this study demonstrated moderate to excellent levels of inter-examiner reliability.

Palpation for segmental mobility without pain provocation demonstrated a lower level of reliability compared to palpation for pain provocation.

Correlation with clinical findings is necessary to establish validity and the applicability of these procedures in clinical practice.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-021-00377-2

SMT and Cardiac Autonomic Control

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

Musculoskeletal pain increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Thus, manual therapy applied to the upper thoracic region is likely efficient to improve the cardiac autonomic control.

Conclusions from this study found 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.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/9000/One_Session_of_Spinal_Manipulation_Improves_the.93809.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:

Do one thing every day that scares you.”
― Anonymous

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


Show Notes for June 18, 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 –

  • SMT and Tension Type Headache
  • And Finally, a Review of Sarcopenia

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #754 recorded June 18, 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 ….

SMT and Tension Type Headache

A recent study was published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice to evaluate the effects of manual treatment methods on pain, disability, and pressure pain threshold (PPT) in tension-type headache (TTH) patients with neck pain.

Forty-five patients with tension-type headache were randomly assigned to one of three groups and received eight sessions treatment: manipulation plus exercise (manipulation), suboccipital inhibition plus exercise (myofascial release), and exercise only (control).

Conclusions found that Manipulation and exercise, in addition to pharmacologic treatment in tension-type headache patients with cervical dysfunction appear to be a promising approach.

Remember to discuss all treatment options with your qualified healthcare provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1744388121000189

Review of Sarcopenia

A recent review published in the Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic reviewed Sarcopenia.

Sarcopenia is defined as a progressive, generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Early detection with screening procedures is thought to be a key to mitigating the damage of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia often goes unrecognized in primary health care settings.

Chiropractors are uniquely positioned to play an important role in screening this condition. The purpose of this paper is to review the evidence assessing the validity and usefulness of 5 commonly applied sarcopenia screening tools for use in clinical settings.

Conclusions from the papers stated that this paper presents evidence on the predictive value of five screening tools for sarcopenia. This data has importance to chiropractors who by their practice privileges are uniquely positioned to detect patients at risk for sarcopenia with use of viable screening tools.

Although more research is needed to determine the most effective screening tools for sarcopenia, utilization of these procedures, by chiropractors, may be valuable in helping to mitigate health consequences related to sarcopenia.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

https://journal.parker.edu/index.php/jcc/article/view/160

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Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.”
― Thomas Edison

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


Welp Shout Out

Thanks to Welp for including COT’s HealthBeat Podcasts as one of the Best Podcasts of 2021.

The article can be found here: https://WelpMagazine.com/?p=17574


Show Notes for May 28, 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 –

  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures as Predictors of LBP
  • And Finally, a Story about NY State Mandating Employee Workplace Safety

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #752 recorded May 28, 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.

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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 ….

Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures as Predictors of LBP

Background Studies on the clinical and radiographic risk factors for the residual low back pain beyond 6 months after osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) are lacking.

Hence, a recent study, published in the Journal of Orthopedic Science, aimed to characterize a patient population with residual low back pain 48 weeks after acute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and to identify the risk factors associated with residual low back pain.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed at enrollment and 48 weeks. Results Of the 166 patients analyzed, 58 complained of residual low back pain at 48 weeks after osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

Conclusions from the study found that severe low back pain, MRI T2 fluid-intensity image pattern, and severe vertebral body collapse in the acute phase were significant risk factors for residual low back pain 48 weeks after osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

Patients with acute osteoporotic vertebral fractures who have these risk factors should be carefully monitored for the possible development of residual chronic low back pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342431535_Predictors_of_residual_low_back_pain_after_acute_osteoporotic_compression_fracture

NY State Mandates Employee Workplace Safety

On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (commonly referred to as NY HERO Act) into law, noting that the final version would be subject to chapter amendments.  

The NY HERO Act applies to private employers, and their employees, and combats concerns raised during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by mandating certain workplace health and safety measures for airborne infectious diseases.

This law contains significant changes and obligations for private employers, including the following areas:

  • Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standards and Plans
  • Workplace Safety Committees
  • Non-Retaliation Provisions

Surf to our Show Notes for more information – https://www.hselaw.com/news-and-information/legalcurrents/2298-new-york-hero-act-for-employers

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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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.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” ― Albert Einstein

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


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 –

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 ….

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

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:

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 –

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 ….

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/

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.

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:

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 ….

…. 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 ….

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

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:

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.