Monthly Archives: July 2014

Show Notes for August 1, 2014

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 Mass Predicts Longevity in Older Adults
  • And Finally, a Story about Nonoperative Management of Discogenic Back Pain

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #470 recorded August 1, 2014.

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/healthbeat0470.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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And Now for some news ….

 

Muscle Mass Predicts Longevity in Older Adults

The association of obesity (as defined by high body-mass index [BMI]) with risk for premature death in older adults has been inconsistent, and some studies suggest that mortality might be lower in those who are obese than in those who are not.

Notably, BMI incorporates both fat and muscle mass, which have different metabolic effects. To determine whether greater muscle mass is associated with lower all-cause mortality, researchers examined data collected between 1988 and 1994 on 3659 U.S. adults who were not underweight and who were alive ≥2 years after the start of the study.

Muscle mass was measured using bioelectrical impedance.

After adjusting for confounders, all-cause mortality was significantly lower among people in the highest quartile of muscle mass relative to those in the lowest quartile. In contrast, BMI was not associated significantly with all-cause mortality.

This study showed a strong correlation between higher muscle mass and longevity among older adults. It also suggests that BMI (which doesn’t distinguish between fat and muscle mass) is an inadequate predictor of early mortality. However, this study does not tell us whether interventions that increase muscle mass will lengthen survival in older adults.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.jwatch.org/na35124/2014/07/15/muscle-mass-predicts-longevity-older-adults

 

Nonoperative Management of Discogenic Back Pain: A Systematic Review

A systematic evaluation of the literature recently published in the journal Spine, was performed to investigate current nonoperative management of the treatment of discogenic low back pain.

Back pain is a major health care concern with up to 39% being discogenic in origin according to one study. Nonoperative therapy is likely to be the initial treatment strategy for discogenic low back pain.

The 11 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigated included traction therapy, injections, and ablative techniques. Results from 5 RCTs investigating methylene blue injection, steroid injection, ramus communicans ablation, intradiscal electrothermal therapy, and biacuplasty favored intervention over sham therapy.

However, results from the study on methylene blue injections have not been replicated in other RCTs. Evaluation of the selection criteria used in the studies on ramus communicans ablation and intradiscal biacuplasty and a stratified analysis of results from the RCTs on intradiscal electrothermal therapy casts doubt on whether the conclusions from these RCTs can be applied to the general patient population with discogenic pain.

The study concluded that there are few high-quality studies evaluating nonoperative treatments for reducing discogenic low back pain. Although conclusions from several studies favor intervention over sham, it is unclear whether these interventions confer stable long-term benefit.

There is some promise in newer modalities such as biacuplasty; however, more inclusive studies need to be performed.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2014/07150/Nonoperative_Management_of_Discogenic_Back_Pain__A.18.aspx

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/spine/getting-treatment/conditions-treatments/disc-biacuplasty.cfm

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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


Show Notes for July 25, 2014

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 –

  • Obesity and Disc Disease
  • And Finally, a Story about Spinal Mobilization and the Sympathetic Nervous System

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #469 recorded July 25, 2014.

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/healthbeat0469.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

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 ….

 

Obesity and Disc Disease

A recent study in the journal Spine was published to investigate the relationships between obesity, disc height, and low back pain in the lumbosacral spine.

Although obesity is a recognized risk factor for low back pain, our understanding of the mechanisms for this is limited. The evidence for an association between obesity and spinal structural changes is also conflicting.

The study concluded that Obesity was associated with reduced disc height in the lumbar spine, but not at the lumbosacral junction, suggesting these joints may have different risk factors.

There was also evidence for an inter-relationship between obesity, lumbar disc height, and recent pain, suggesting that structural changes have a role in back pain and may in part explain the association between obesity and back pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2014/07150/Obesity_Is_Associated_With_Reduced_Disc_Height_in.13.aspx

 

Spinal Mobilization and the Sympathetic Nervous System

The activity of the sympathetic nervous system is of importance to manual therapists, since the experience of pain is associated with sympathetic activity.

There has been little exploration into the effects of mobilizing vertebral segments below the cervical spine. In addition to this, a synthesis of the evidence for changes in sympathetic outcome measures has not been completed.

The primary aim of a recent review in the journal Manual Therapy, was to investigate the effects of spinal mobilizations compared to a control or placebo on sympathetic outcome measures. The secondary aim was to establish the level of change, either excitatory or inhibitory, in sympathetic outcome measures.

All included studies demonstrated a consistent increase in sympathetic outcome measures, indicative of sympathetic excitation, irrespective of the segments mobilized.

Synthesis of the results established strong evidence (another words multiple high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for a positive change in skin conductance, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and heart rate among the healthy population.

As only one study investigated changes in a symptomatic population, there was limited evidence (one RCT) for an increase in skin conductance and decrease in skin temperature.

Evidence from this systematic review supports a sympatho-excitatory response to spinal mobilizations irrespective of the segment mobilized.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1356689X14000654

 

 

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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.

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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.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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


Show Notes for July 18, 2014

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 –

  • Conservative Treatment of Shoulder Instability
  • And Finally, a Story About Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #468 recorded July 18, 2014.

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/healthbeat0468.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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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 ….

 

Conservative Treatment of Shoulder Instability

In a prospective, observational study, Dickens and colleagues examined the return to sport of 53 contact intercollegiate athletes at the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S Naval Academy after an in-season anterior glenohumeral instability event based on whether the initial injury was a subluxation or dislocation.

Eight patients were excluded due to primary posterior events, leaving 45 anterior shoulder instability events for the study. The researchers evaluated the injury factors and patient-reported outcome scores administered at the time of injury to assess the predictability of return to sport and time to return to sport during the competitive season after the injury.

Average patient age was 20.7 years, and football accounted for two-thirds of the injuries and instability events.

Researchers found that 73% of the athletes returned to sport for either all or part of the season. Of the 27% of athletes who failed to return to any portion of the season, 59% were due to insufficient shoulder function and 33% were due to injuries at the end of the season.

Dickens said dislocation represented 58% of instability events, and the median return to sport for athletes after dislocation was 7 days compared to 3 days for athletes with subluxation.

For athletes with dislocation, 19% completed the season without subsequent instability event compared to 47% of athletes in the subluxation group. Dickens said athletes with a subluxation were 5.3 times more likely to return to sport after the initial in-season shoulder instability event compared to athletes with dislocations.

Of the 33 athletes who returned to in-season sport after an instability event, 63% had recurrent instability, with a mean of 2.5 instability events per athlete per season. Researchers found no difference in recurrence rates between athletes who had subluxation and dislocations.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/sports-medicine/news/online/%7Bcaece92e-51a1-4593-b9b5-63cf573097e3%7D/contact-athletes-can-return-to-in-season-sport-after-conservative-treatment-of-anterior-shoulder-instability

 

 

Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain

There have been no full-scale trials of the optimal number of visits for the care of any condition with spinal manipulation.

The Spine Journal recently published a study whose purpose was to identify the dose-response relationship between visits to a chiropractor for spinal manipulation and chronic low back pain (cLBP) outcomes and to determine the efficacy of manipulation by comparison with a light massage control.

The primary cLBP outcomes were the 100-point modified Von Korff pain intensity and functional disability scales evaluated at the 12- and 24-week primary end points.

Secondary outcomes included days with pain and functional disability, pain unpleasantness, global perceived improvement, medication use, and general health status.

The study concluded that the number of spinal manipulation visits had modest effects on cLBP outcomes above those of 18 hands-on visits to a chiropractor. Overall, 12 visits yielded the most favorable results but was not well distinguished from other dose levels.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links -http://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430%2813%2901390-9/pdf

 

 

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

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

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

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

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
– Mark Twain

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


Show Notes for July 11, 2014

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 –

  • Pass the Grain, Spare the Brain
  • And Finally, a Story about Inflammatory Cytokines and Disc Disease

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #467 recorded July 11, 2014.

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/healthbeat0467.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

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 ….

RSS Info – In this edition of HealthBeat, we discuss Pass the Grain, Spare the Brain, And Finally, a Story about Inflammatory Cytokines and Disc Disease.

 

Pass the Grain, Spare the Brain

An editorial in the September 2007 issue of the journal Neurology, discussed the effects that the Western Diet has on the development of the dementia known as Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia with an estimated US prevalence of over 5 million. Recent discoveries have focused on identifying biomarkers for early detection of disease and a great deal of information is available on amyloid processing.

However, to date, there have been few data to suggest how the progressive course of AD can be modified in symptomatic patients for clinically meaningful outcomes.

The study discussed in this editorial reported on the benefit of adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MeDi) on reducing mortality in AD. Higher adherence to MeDi was associated with lower mortality in AD with a positive dose-response effect.

The “discovery” that diet adherence may provide protective benefits across a number of chronic diseases may lead to increased understanding of environmental and social adaptations that have occurred in the transition form “hunter-gatherer” diets to diets and lifestyles more common to Western societies (trans fats, processed foods, “refined” sugars”, sedentary life-styles).

These changes have been linked to the increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease and may in part lead to increased incidence of other chronic diseases of the older adult, such as AD.

It is interesting that considering all the medical and pharmaceutical advances made in the last century, perhaps the most important things we can still tell our patients, regardless of why them come to the office, is to stay mentally active and physically fit and to eat a healthy and balanced diet.

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

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.neurology.org/content/69/11/1072

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_l-dqPyD0w

 

Inflammatory Cytokines and Disc Disease

A study in the July 2014 issue of the journal Spine, discusses the efficacy of an IKKβ inhibitor on inflammatory cytokine levels in injured IVDs or on neuropeptide levels in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons innervating injured IVDs in rats.

Multiple studies have suggested that upregulation of inflammatory cytokines in damaged IVDs causes discogenic low back pain. The efficacy of blocking individual inflammatory cytokines is limited; however, inflammatory cytokine stimuli often require IKKβ to activate nuclear factor-k B.

The study concluded that Injury-induced upregulation of inflammatory cytokines within IVDs and increased levels of neuropeptides within DRG neurons can be suppressed by inhibiting IKKβ.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2014/07010/Inhibiting_I_B_Kinase___Downregulates_Inflammatory.2.aspx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

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

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:

A life spent making mistakes in not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

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


Show Notes for July 4, 2014

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 Manipulative Therapy and Specific Changes in Pain Sensitivity
  • And Finally, a Story about Clinical Practice Guidelines in Orthopedics

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #466 recorded July 4, 2014.

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/healthbeat0466.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.

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 ….

RSS Info – In this edition of HealthBeat, we discuss Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Specific Changes in Pain Sensitivity

And Finally, a Story about Clinical Practice Guidelines in Orthopedic.

 

Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Specific Changes in Pain Sensitivity

Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is effective for some individuals experiencing low back pain; however, the mechanisms are not established regarding the role of placebo.

SMT is associated with changes in pain sensitivity, suggesting related altered central nervous system response or processing of afferent nociceptive input.

Placebo is also associated with changes in pain sensitivity, and the efficacy of SMT for changes in pain sensitivity beyond placebo has not been adequately considered.

The authors of a recent study published in the Journal of Pain, randomly assigned 110 participants with low back pain to receive SMT, placebo SMT, placebo SMT with the instructional set “The manual therapy technique you will receive has been shown to significantly reduce low back pain in some people,” or no intervention.

Participants receiving the SMT and placebo SMT received their assigned intervention 6 times over 2 weeks. Pain sensitivity was assessed prior to and immediately following the assigned intervention during the first session.

Clinical outcomes were assessed at baseline and following 2 weeks of participation in the study. Immediate attenuation of supra-threshold heat response was greatest following SMT. Group-dependent differences were not observed for changes in pain intensity and disability at 2 weeks.

Participant satisfaction was greatest following the enhanced placebo SMT.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900%2813%2901300-X/abstract

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines in Orthopedics

Historically, medicine has used an eminence-based paradigm, relying on expert opinion and clinical experience to support clinical decisions in the diagnosis and care of patients.

Over time, medicine, including the field of orthopedics, has embraced evidence-based decision-making, turning to the best and highest-quality published reports to make clinical decisions.

As a result, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), treatment recommendations based on a systematic review of the literature and an evaluation of all available treatment options, have been gaining prominence.

To date, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) has published 14 CPGs; five other CPGs are in development.

Evidence-based CPGs should “serve as an educational tool [that are] based on the assessment of high-level clinical and scientific information and accepted approaches to treatment,” Frederick Azar, MD, president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Evidence-based CPGs also function to keep physicians apprised of ever-changing medical research. “CPGs are necessary because no one can keep up with the literature and no one can interpret the literature themselves except the people who basically do research in it.”

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Show Notes for June 27, 2014

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 –

  • Frequent exercising, abdominal bracing can help lower back pain
  • And Finally, a Story About the Acute Effect of Passive Static Stretching on Lower-Body Strength

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #465 recorded June 27, 2014.

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

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Frequent exercising, abdominal bracing can help lower back pain

In a randomized prevention trial, frequent exercise and abdominal bracing were effective in alleviating recurring lower back pain, and frequency was more important than the exercise type, duration or intensity.

Researchers included 600 patients with lower back pain (LBP) to compare the long-term effects of strengthening vs. flexibility exercises to alleviate LBP. The study also analyzed the effect of abdominal bracing combined with exercising for the treatment of LBP.

Patients were randomly assigned to one of four exercise groups:  strengthening, flexibility, strengthening plus abdominal bracing and flexibility plus abdominal bracing.

Frequency, intensity and duration of pain, and frequency, intensity and duration of exercises were recorded in each patient at the start of the study and at the end of 10 consecutive years.

All of the patient groups showed significant improvement in pain outcomes at the 2-year mark (P < .05) but gradually worsened thereafter.

At the end of 10 years, pain frequency was 1.68 times lower and pain duration was 1.55 times shorter in the bracing groups vs. the non-bracing groups. Exercise frequency was 0.68 times higher in the bracing groups compared with the non-bracing groups; however, no correlations were found between pain outcomes and exercise duration or intensity, according to the researchers.

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Acute Effect of Passive Static Stretching on Lower-Body Strength

The purpose of an investigation published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, was conducted to determine the acute effect of passive static stretching (PSS) of the lower-body musculature on lower-body strength in a 1 repetition maximum squat exercise in young (18-24 years.) moderately trained men.

Two supervised warm-up treatments were applied before each performance testing session using a counterbalanced design on nonconsecutive days.

The first treatment consisted of an active dynamic warm-up (AD) with resistance machines (i.e., leg extension/leg flexion) and free weights (i.e., barbell squat), whereas the second treatment added passive static stretching of the lower body plus the active dynamic warm-up treatment.

A significant decrease in repetition maximum (8.36%) and lower-body stability (22.68%) was observed after the passive static stretching treatment. Plausible explanations for this observation may be related to a more compliant muscle tendon unit and/or altered or impaired neurologic function in the active musculature.

It is also possible that strength was impaired by the passive static stretching because of joint instability.

The findings of this study suggest that intensive stretching such as lower-body passive static stretching should be avoided before training the lower body or performing the 1 repetition maximum in the squat exercise in favor of an active dynamic warm-up dynamic warm-up using resistance training equipment in the lower-body musculature.

As always, discuss all Exercise related recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Professional.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/2013/04000/Acute_Effect_of_Passive_Static_Stretching_on.13.aspx

 

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What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
– John Lubbock

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Show Notes for June 20, 2014

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 –

  • 9-11 and Chronic Illness
  • And Finally a Story about Sagittal posture monitoring offers limited use in identifying back pain causes

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #464 recorded June 20, 2014.

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/healthbeat0464.mp3

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9-11 and Chronic Illness

Few studies have focused on injuries from the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. Severe injury has health consequences, including an increased mortality risk 10 years after injury and the risk of mental health problems, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The World Trade Center Health Registry identified 14,087 persons with none of a selected group of preexisting chronic conditions before 2002 who were present during and soon after the World Trade Center attacks, 1,980 of whom reported sustaining 1 or more types of injury (e.g., a broken bone or burn).

Survey data obtained during 2003-2004 and 2006-2007 were used to assess the odds of reporting a diagnosis of chronic conditions (heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, cancer) up to 5-6 years after the attacks. Number of injury types and probable PTSD were significantly associated with having any chronic conditions diagnosed in 2002-2007.

Persons with multiple injuries and PTSD had a 3-fold higher risk of heart disease than did those with no injury and no PTSD, and persons with multiple injuries and with no PTSD had a 2-fold higher risk of respiratory diseases.

The present study shows that injured persons with or without comorbid PTSD have a higher risk of developing chronic diseases. Clinicians should be aware of the heightened risk of chronic heart and respiratory conditions among injured persons.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24561992

 

Sagittal posture monitoring offers limited use in identifying back pain causes

Due to inconsistencies observed between males and females, sagittal posture monitoring had limited usefulness as a screening tool to identify the causes behind back pain and other quality of life measures in the general adult population, according to researchers.

In a prospective study, the researchers evaluated the sagittal standing posture of 178 males and 311 females using 36-inch standing radiographs. Back pain and severity were assessed based off of self-reported data.

The researchers found that severe back pain was significantly more prevalent in men with low pelvic tilt/pelvic incidence; however, there were no differences found for the other sagittal radiographical parameters.

Females with high pelvic incidence were more likely to have severe back pain, as were females with high sacral slope.

Physical quality of life in males decreased as sagittal vertical axis increased; however, this trend was insignificant, the researchers said.

In women, sagittal vertical axis demonstrated the largest differences in physical quality of life measures but was no longer statistically significant once the researchers adjusted for age, education and body mass index.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/lumbar/news/online/%7B844f16c3-be50-4a7b-a235-07d5f2869f35%7D/sagittal-posture-monitoring-offers-limited-use-in-identifying-back-pain-causes

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
– Albert Einstein

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