Show Notes for October 3, 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 Manipulation and Home Exercise
  • And Finally a Story about Standing Up for Health

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #479 recorded October 3, 2014.

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Spinal Manipulation and Home Exercise

Back-related leg pain (BRLP) is often disabling and costly, and there is a paucity of research to guide its management.

The objective of a recent study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, was to determine whether spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) plus home exercise and advice (HEA) compared with HEA alone reduces leg pain in the short and long term in adults with BRLP.

The primary outcome was patient-rated Back-related leg pain at 12 and 52 weeks. Secondary outcomes were self-reported low back pain, disability, global improvement, satisfaction, medication use, and general health status at 12 and 52 weeks. Blinded objective tests were done at 12 weeks.

A limitation of the study was that Patients and providers could not be blinded.

The study concluded that for patients with Back-related leg pain, SMT plus home exercise and advice was more effective than home exercise and advice alone after 12 weeks, but the benefit was sustained only for some secondary outcomes at 52 weeks.

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Standing Up for Health

Telomere length has been associated with a healthy lifestyle and longevity. However, the effect of increased physical activity on telomere length is still unknown.

Therefore, the aim of a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, looked at the relationship between changes in physical activity level and sedentary behaviour and changes in telomere length.

Telomere length was measured in blood cells 6 months apart in 49, 68-year-old, sedentary, overweight individuals taking part in a randomised controlled physical activity intervention trial.

The intervention group received individualised physical activity on prescription. Physical activity was measured with a 7-day diary, questionnaires and a pedometer. Sitting time was measured with the short version of The International Physical Activity Questionnaire.

The study concluded that reduced sitting time was associated with telomere lengthening in blood cells in sedentary, overweight 68-year-old individuals participating in a 6-month physical activity intervention trial.

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


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