Show Notes for January 18, 2013

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast, and Proud to be the #1 Search Result for Chiropractic Podcasts in the iTunes Podcast Directory.

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

  • COT’s Health Beat Available on Stitcher Radio
  • Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • And Finally, a Story about Health maintenance care


For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #393, recorded January 18, 2013.

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COT’s Health Beat Available on Stitcher Radio

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on Stitcher Radio.

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Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery

A recent study in the journal Spine had good news for Chiropractic treatment as they published a prospective population-based cohort study with the objective to identify early predictors of lumbar spine surgery within 3 years after occupational back injury.

Back injuries are the most prevalent occupational injury in the United States. Few prospective studies have examined early predictors of spine surgery after work-related back injury.

The authors of the study examined the early predictors of lumbar spine surgery within 3 years among Washington State workers with new worker’s compensation temporary total disability claims for back injuries.

Baseline measures included worker-reported measures obtained approximately 3 weeks after claim submission.

Baseline variables associated with surgery (P < 0.05) in the multivariate model included higher Roland Disability Questionnaire scores, greater injury severity, and surgeon as first provider seen for the injury.

Reduced odds of surgery were observed for those under age 35, women, Hispanics, and those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor.

The Study concluded that baseline variables in multiple domains predicted lumbar spine surgery. There was a very strong association between surgery and first provider seen for the injury, even after adjustment for other important variables.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23238486

http://goo.gl/mli68

 

 

Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence

A study published in the Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine compared the occurrence of repeated disability episodes across types of health care providers who treat claimants with new episodes of work-related low back pain (LBP).

A total of 894 cases followed 1 year using workers’ compensation claims data. Provider types were defined for the initial episode of disability and subsequent episode of health maintenance care.

The study concluded that in work-related nonspecific LBP, the use of health maintenance care provided by physical therapist or physician services was associated with a higher disability recurrence than in chiropractic services or no treatment.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21407100

http://www.chiroeco.com/chiropractic/news/13521/52/f4cp%20points%20to%20new%20study%20documenting%20chiropractic%20as%20first%20option%20for%20back%20pain%20relief/

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

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– Henry Ford

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

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