Medicare and Acupuncture Coverage

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a decision to cover acupuncture for Medicare patients with chronic low back pain. Before this final National Coverage Determination (NCD) reconsideration, acupuncture was nationally non-covered by Medicare. CMS conducted evidence reviews and examined the coverage policies of private payers to inform today’s decision.

https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-finalizes-decision-cover-acupuncture-chronic-low-back-pain-medicare-beneficiaries


Show Notes for February 14, 2020

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 –

  • Chiropractic Integration into Private Sector Facilities
  • And Finally, a Story about Whiplash Evaluation of Eye Head and Trunk Coordination

 For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #702 recorded February 14, 2020

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

Spotify – https://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 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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Chiropractic Integration into Private Sector Facilities

Chiropractic care may have value in improving patient outcomes and decreasing opioid use, but little is known about the impetus for or process of incorporating these services into conventional medical settings.

A 2018 study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to describe organizational structures, care processes, and perceived value of chiropractic integration within U.S. private sector medical facilities.

Delivery of chiropractic services was perceived to have high value among patients, medical providers, and administration. Patient clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, provider productivity, and cost offset were identified as markers of clinic success.

The study concluded that a diverse group of U.S. private sector medical facilities have implemented chiropractic clinics, and a wide variety of facility stakeholders report high satisfaction with the care provided.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6909703/

 


Whiplash Evaluation of Eye Head and Trunk Coordination

Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) are the most common causes of whiplash injuries. Difficulties with driving and changes in driving behavior are reported by subjects with chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD).

Proper eye and head coordination is required for driving tasks. Disturbances of eye an head coordination were found in these subjects with chronic WAD.

The objective of a recent pilot study, published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, was to evaluate eye, head and trunk coordination in subjects with chronic WAD due to MVA and healthy controls during a target-tracking task using a functionally oriented approach in the context of driving.

This study shows indications of impairments of eye and head coordination in chronic WAD due to MVA when compared to healthy subjects. These alterations may have implications for driving safety.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468781219304862

 

 

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I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas A. Edison

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

 


Show Notes for February 7, 2020

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 –

  • Physical Activity and Exercise in Youth Mental Health
  • And Finally, a Story about Chiro Patient Coping Techniques for Chronic LBP

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #701 recorded February 7, 2020

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

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 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 ….

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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 ….

 

 

COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community

Google+ has announced that they have closed their Social Network community.

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Physical Activity and Exercise in Youth Mental Health

A recent scoping review, published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, examined the breadth and outcomes of controlled trials testing the effect of physical activity and exercise interventions across all mental health outcomes for mental health promotion and indicated prevention studies in young people.

Thirty publications were included. Available evidence suggested that interventions of varying intensity may lead to a reduction in depression symptoms and that moderate-to-vigorous-intensity and light-intensity interventions may reduce anxiety symptoms.

Effects of physical activity/exercise interventions on additional mental health outcomes were also shown; however, the number of studies was small, indicating a limited evidence base.

The review concluded that available evidence suggests that physical activity/exercise is a promising mental health promotion and early intervention strategy and warrants further investigation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/6/1/e000677

 

 

Chiro Patient Coping Techniques for Chronic LBP

The purpose of a recent study published in JMPT, was to describe coping strategies (eg, mechanisms, including self-treatment) that a person uses to reduce pain and its impact on functioning as reported by patients with chronic low back pain who were seen by doctors of chiropractic and how these coping strategies vary by patient characteristics.

Data were collected from a national sample of US chiropractic patients recruited from chiropractic practices in 6 states from major geographical regions of the United States using a multistage stratified sampling strategy.

A total of 1677 respondents with chronic low back pain reported using an average of 9 coping behaviors in the prior 6 months.

Exercise was more frequent among the healthy and those with less pain. Female respondents tended to report using more coping behaviors than men, and Hispanics more than non-Hispanics.

The study concluded that persons with chronic back pain were proactive in their coping strategies and frequently used self-care coping strategies like those provided by chiropractors in patient education.

In alignment with patients’ beliefs that their condition was chronic and lifelong, many patients attempted a wide range of coping strategies to relieve their pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

https://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(19)30096-X/fulltext

 

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.

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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

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:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present.”
― Bill Keane

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

 


Show Notes for January 24, 2020

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 –

  • Amount and Intensity of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Lower Cancer Risk
  • And Finally, a Story about Exercise and Depression

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #700 recorded January 24, 2020

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

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

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.

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 ….

 

 

Amount and Intensity of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Lower Cancer Risk

A recent study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology to determine whether recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity are associated with lower cancer risk, describe the shape of the dose-response relationship, and explore associations with moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity.

In the United States, 1.7 million individuals are diagnosed with invasive cancer and > 600,000 people die as a result of malignant diseases annually,1 which highlights the importance of cancer prevention.

It has been long known that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of colon and breast cancer, but the 2018 US Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee found strong evidence that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of several additional cancer sites, including endometrial, bladder, esophageal adenocarcinoma, kidney, and gastric.

Given this evidence, physical activity will play an increasingly important role in population-based cancer prevention efforts.

The study concluded that health care providers, fitness professionals, and public health practitioners should encourage adults to adopt and maintain physical activity at recommended levels to lower risks of multiple cancers.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.19.02407

 

 

Exercise and Depression

Exercise and advice can reduce pain and disability in patients with subacute low back pain. However, the mechanisms by which this combined intervention works are unclear.

The objective of a recent study published in the journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, was to estimate how much of the effect of a physiotherapist-directed exercise and advice intervention on pain and disability is mediated via changes in depressive symptoms.

The study concluded that depressive symptoms did not mediate the effect of exercise and/or advice in this sample. However, depressive symptoms were associated with pain and disability.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468781219301912

 

 

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.

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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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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.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
― Oscar Wilde

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


Show Notes for January 10, 2020

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 –

  • Relationship Between Forward Head Posture and Neck Pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Psychosocial Stress and Overweight and Obesity

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #699 recorded January 10, 2020

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

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 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.

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 ….

 

 

 

COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community

Google+ has announced that they have closed their Social Network community.

COT’s HealthBeat has moved our Chiropractic Community for Show Notes and Important News Updates.

The new site is now located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

Please surf to our community and subscribe to keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

Relationship Between Forward Head Posture and Neck Pain

Forward head posture (FHP) is the most common cervical postural fault in the sagittal plane that is found with different severity levels in almost all populations. Despite claims that Forward head posture may be related to neck pain, this relation seems to be controversial.

Thus, the purpose of a recent review published in Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, is to determine whether Forward head posture differs between asymptomatic subjects and those with neck pain and to investigate if there is a relationship between head posture and neck pain.

This systematic review found that age played an important role as a confounding factor in the relation between FHP and neck pain.

Also, the results showed that adults with neck pain show increased Forward head posture when compared to asymptomatic adults and that Forward head posture is significantly correlated with neck pain measures in adults and older adults.

No association was found between Forward head posture and most of neck pain measures in adolescents.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12178-019-09594-y

 

 

Psychosocial Stress and Overweight and Obesity

Psychosocial stress has been implicated as a risk factor for overweight and obesity. However, research on psychosocial stressors and overweight and obesity has typically focused on single stressors in isolation, which may overestimate the impact of a specific stressor and fail to describe the role of cumulative stress on overweight and obesity risk.

A recent study, published in the journal Oxford Academic, explores the association between overweight/obesity and cumulative exposure to a wide range of psychosocial stressors, among a multiracial/ethnic sample of adults.

The study concluded that multiple types of stressors may be risk factors for obesity, and cumulative exposure to these stressors may increase the odds of obesity.

Reducing exposure to stressors at the population level may have the potential to contribute to reducing the burden of obesity.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://academic.oup.com/abm/article-abstract/53/11/NP/5420932

 

 

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:

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

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


Show Notes for January 3, 2020

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 –

  • Personal and Societal Impact of Low Back Pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Chronic LBP and Effectiveness of an Interdisciplinary Pain Program

For HealthBeat …. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #698 recorded January 3, 2020

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

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 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.

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 ….

 

COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community

Google+ has announced that they have closed their Social Network community.

COT’s HealthBeat has moved our Chiropractic Community for Show Notes and Important News Updates.

The new site is now located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

Please surf to our community and subscribe to keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

Personal and Societal Impact of Low Back Pain

The aim of a recent study published in the journal Spine, was to study the personal and societal impact of low back pain (LBP) in patients admitted to a multidisciplinary spine center.

The socioeconomic burden of LBP is very high. A minority of patients visit secondary or tertiary care because of severe and long-lasting complaints. This subgroup may account for a major part of disability and costs, yet could potentially gain most from treatment.

Currently, little is known about the personal and societal burden in patients with chronic complex LBP visiting secondary/tertiary care.

The study concluded that in patients seeking multidisciplinary spine care, the personal and societal impact of LBP is very high.

Specifically, quality of life and work ability are poor and health care costs are twice as high compared to patients seeking primary LBP care.

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https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Fulltext/2019/12150/Personal_and_Societal_Impact_of_Low_Back_Pain__The.9.aspx

 

 

Chronic LBP and Effectiveness of an Interdisciplinary Pain Program

The aim of a recent study published in the journal Spine, was to compare the effectiveness of PT to an interdisciplinary treatment approach in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP).

CLBP is a costly and potentially disabling condition. Physical therapy (PT), cognitive behavioral therapy, and interdisciplinary pain programs (IPPs) are superior to usual care.

Empirical evidence is lacking to clearly support one treatment approach over another in patients with CLBP.

One hundred seventeen adult patients who completed an IPP for individuals with ≥3 months of back pain were compared to 214 adult patients with similar characteristics who completed PT.

The Modified Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire was the primary outcome measure.

The study concluded that CLBP patients in an interdisciplinary pain programs demonstrated greater functional improvements compared to similar patients participating in PT.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Fulltext/2019/12150/Comparative_Effectiveness_of_an_Interdisciplinary.10.aspx

 

 

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Show Notes for December 27, 2019

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 –

  • Preoperative symptom duration and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • And Finally a Story about New City Chiropractic Center Collecting Hundreds of Toys for the Holidays

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Preoperative symptom duration and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar degenerative stenosis is one of the most common spine pathologies for which surgical intervention is indicated. There is some evidence that a prolonged duration of neurological compression could lead to a failure of surgery to alleviate symptoms.

The purpose of a recent study published in The Spinal Journal, was determination of whether longer symptom duration was associated with worse postoperative disability outcomes after decompressive surgery for lumbar degenerative stenosis.

Change between preoperative and 12-month postoperative Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) was compared between symptom duration groups. Secondary outcomes included SF12 physical component score (PCS), and numeric rating scales for leg and back pain.

The study concluded that multicenter registry data provides important real-world evidence to guide consent, surgical planning, and health resource management.

Longer symptom duration was found to correlate with less improvement in pain and disability after lumbar stenosis surgery suggesting that these patients may benefit from earlier treatment.

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New City Chiropractic Center Collects Hundreds of Toys

And keeping in the Holiday Spirit, we finish this week about a story from New York, in the US.

New City Chiropractic Center was established in 1986 and set up a Toys for Tots donation center in their office that year. Over the past 33 years they have collected over 4,000 toys to donate to Toys for Tots.

Patients bring in toys throughout the holiday season and this year ConnectOneBank, with offices in Bardonia and Blauvelt, helped out by contributing several bags filled with toys.

In addition to serving thousands of patients over the past three decades, New City Chiropractic Center has been a leader in the community in many charitable ways.

They have dedicated their time and energy to numerous organizations including the annual Rockland Road Runners Turkey Trot Race, the MS Society, Wounded Warriors, Home Aides of Rockland, Blauvelt Sons of Italy, Keep Rockland Beautiful, and BRIDGES.

https://patch.com/new-york/newcity/new-city-chiropractic-center-collects-hundreds-toys

 

 

 

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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, wishing everyone a Safe, Healthy & Happy New Year, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.