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
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.”
Surf to our Show Notes for the Full Article – http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/business-of-orthopedics/news/print/orthopedics-today/%7Bddf32a94-3187-435c-b676-a823e581305c%7D/despite-some-misconceptions-clinical-practice-guidelines-are-useful-in-orthopedics
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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 email@example.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 not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.