Monthly Archives: April 2015

Show Notes for May 1, 2015

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 –

  • Effectiveness of Kinesiology Taping
  • And Finally, a Story about Kinesio Taping in Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #506 recorded May 1, 2015.

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/healthbeat0506.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

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 ….

Effectiveness of Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology tape (KinTape) is a therapeutic tape without much understanding of its mechanism.

KinTap claims to increase cutaneous stimulation, which facilitates motor unit firing, and consequently improves functional performance; however these, benefits could be due to placebo effects.

A recent study published in the journal Manual Therapy, investigated the true effects of KinTape by a deceptive, randomized, and controlled trial.

Thirty healthy participants performed isokinetic testing of three taping conditions: true facilitative KinTape, sham KinTape, and no KinTape.

The participants were blindfolded during the evaluation. Under the pretense of applying adhesive muscle sensors, KinTape was applied to their quadriceps in the first two conditions.

Normalized peak torque, normalized total work, and time to peak torque were measured at two angular speeds (60°/s and 180°/s) and analyzed with one-way repeated measures ANOVA. Participants were successfully deceived and they were ignorant about KinTape.

The results of the study showed that KinTape did not facilitate muscle performance in generating higher peak torque, yielding a greater total work, or inducing an earlier onset of peak torque.

These findings suggest that previously reported muscle facilitatory effects using KinTape may be attributed to placebo effects.

As always, discuss all study results with your Qualified Healthcare Professional.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25150913

Kinesio Taping in Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries

An earlier 2012 study related to Kinesio Taping, was published in the journal Sports Medicine.

Kinesio tape (KT) is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating sports injuries and a variety of other disorders. Chiropractor, Dr. Kenso Kase, developed KT taping techniques in the 1970s.

It is claimed that KT supports injured muscles and joints and helps relieve pain by lifting the skin and allowing improved blood and lymph flow.

The aim of this review was to evaluate, using meta-analysis, the effectiveness of KT in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. Electronic databases including SPORTDiscus, Scopus, MEDLINE, ScienceDirect and sports medicine websites were searched using keywords ‘kinesio taping/tape’.

The reviews found that efficacy of KT in pain relief was trivial given there were no clinically important results. There were inconsistent range-of-motion outcome results, with at least small beneficial results seen in two studies, but trivial results in two other studies across numerous joint measurements.

There was a likely beneficial effect for proprioception regarding grip force sense error, but no positive outcome for ankle proprioception. Seven outcomes relating to strength were beneficial, although there were numerous trivial findings for quadriceps and hamstrings peak torque, and grip strength measures.

KT had some substantial effects on muscle activity, but it was unclear whether these changes were beneficial or harmful.

In conclusion, there was little quality evidence to support the use of KT over other types of elastic taping in the management or prevention of sports injuries.

KT may have a small beneficial role in improving strength, range of motion in certain injured cohorts and force sense error compared with other tapes, but further studies are needed to confirm these findings.

The amount of case study and anecdotal support for KT warrants well designed experimental research, particularly pertaining to sporting injuries, so that practitioners can be confident that KT is beneficial for their athletes.

As always, discuss all study results with your Qualified Healthcare Professional to see what treatments and conditions may warrant various treatment options.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22124445

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/ask-well-does-kinesiology-tape-really-work/?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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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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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Try to make at least one person happy every day.  If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word.  If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought.  Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!”

– Lawrence G. Lovasik

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


Show Notes for April 24, 2015

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 –

  • Fix to Medicare Physician Rate Cut
  • And Finally, a Story about Exercise and Genetics

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #505 recorded April 24, 2015.

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/healthbeat0505.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.

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And Now for some news ….

Fix to Medicare Physician Rate Cut

The following was received from a ChiroCode Email Alert related to the recent US Congressional action on a rate cut to Physicians receiving Medicare reimbursement. ChiroCode referenced the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association for the actual content.

In late March, the House of Representatives passed Medicare reform legislation (392-37) designed to avoid an impending 21 percent cut to Medicare reimbursements. Legislators from both parties sought to permanently address the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) that has threatened to devastate payments to providers on an annual basis for more than a decade. In the past, Congress stopped the SGR-induced rate cuts with temporary “doc fix” legislation.

This year, in an effort to break the cycle of using makeshift patches, legislative leadership from both parties crafted a rare piece of compromise legislation that permanently solves the SGR problem.

That legislation passed the House on March 26. In spite of an April 1 deadline and potential reimbursement rate reductions for providers, Senate leadership said it would wait to take up the issue when Congress returned from its customary Spring Break this week. In the meantime, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced plans to hold all Medicare claims and halt processing for two weeks.

With doctors facing a 21 percent reduction in their reimbursements, and just hours before the two-week CMS claims processing pause ended, the Senate voted 92-8 to approve Medicare reform legislation late Tuesday night April 15th, 2015.

Key Features of this bill include:

  • Repeals the Standard Growth Rate (SGR) and the current Medicare payment formula
  • Increases payments to doctors by 0.5 percent every year through 2019
  • Implements a system of bonuses and penalties based on performance
  • Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to work with the American Chiropractic Association to develop a program for improving documentation in chiropractic Medicare claims

Surf to our Show Notes for related Links – http://www.chirocode.com/Fee_schedule_crisis

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20150325/NEWS/150329948/sgr-replacement-would-push-docs-toward-value-based-pay

Full Text of Bill – https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr2/BILLS-114hr2rds.pdf

ACA Press Release – http://www.acatoday.org/press_css.cfm?CID=5660

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2015/04/14/may-the-era-of-medicares-doc-fix-1997-2015-rest-in-peace-now-what/

Exercise and Genetics

Regular endurance exercise training induces beneficial functional and health effects in human skeletal muscle.

The putative contribution to the training response of the epigenome as a mediator between genes and environment has not been clarified.

Authors of a recent study published in the journal Epigenetics, investigated the contribution of DNA methylation and associated transcriptomic changes in a well-controlled human intervention study.

Training effects were mirrored by significant alterations in DNA methylation and gene expression in regions with a homogeneous muscle energetics and remodeling ontology.

Moreover, a signature of DNA methylation and gene expression separated the samples based on training and gender. Differential DNA methylation was predominantly observed in enhancers, gene bodies and intergenic regions and less in CpG islands or promoters.

The authors concluded that highly consistent and associated modifications in methylation and expression, concordant with observed health-enhancing phenotypic adaptations, are induced by a physiological stimulus.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.4161/15592294.2014.982445#tabModule

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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.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! – Dita Von Teese

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


Show Notes for April 17, 2015

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 –

  • Risk of Stroke after Manipulation in Medicare Patients
  • And Finally, a Story about Fructose Calories and Obesity

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #504 recorded April 17, 2015.

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/healthbeat0504.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 ….

Risk of Stroke after Manipulation in Medicare Patients

The purpose of a JMPT study was to quantify risk of stroke after chiropractic spinal manipulation, as compared to evaluation by a primary care physician, for Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain.

This is a retrospective cohort analysis of a 100% sample of annualized Medicare claims data on 1,157, 475 beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years with an office visit to either a chiropractor or primary care physician for neck pain.

The Authors compared hazard of vertebrobasilar stroke and any stroke at 7 and 30 days after office visit using a Cox proportional hazards model.

The study concluded that among Medicare B beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain, incidence of vertebrobasilar stroke was extremely low. Small differences in risk between patients who saw a chiropractor and those who saw a primary care physician are probably not clinically significant.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://ac.els-cdn.com/S016147541400267X/1-s2.0-S016147541400267X-main.pdf?_tid=23032a94-cbdc-11e4-9bda-00000aab0f6c&acdnat=1426510886_70caef2331ffa64b2a0841c8e8ec52ef

Fructose Calories and Obesity

In obese Latino and African American children, restricting dietary fructose, but not calories, may decrease liver fat and the conversion of sugar to fat in the liver, a new study finds. The results were recently presented in a poster on March 5, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.

Previous studies have shown that consuming high sugar — specifically fructose –is associated with liver fat accumulation and/or hypertriglyceridemia, which may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

“These results suggest that the detrimental effects of fructose can be reversed by reducing fructose consumption,” said lead study author. “The conversion of sugar to fat in the liver, known as hepatic de novo lipogenesis (DNL), may be an important pathogenic mechanism leading to liver fat accumulation in children that can be reversed by fructose restriction.”

After 10 days of fructose restriction, the children’s conversion of sugar to fat declined by more than 40 percent and their liver fat decreased by more than 20 percent.

The authors support public health efforts to reduce sugar consumption.

As always, discuss all Nutritional Suggestions with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.endocrine.org/news-room/current-press-releases/restricting-fructose-in-obese-latino-african-american-children

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.

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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.

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

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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.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Better to Fight for Something, than to Live for Nothing.”
– George S. Patton

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


Show Notes for April 10, 2015

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 –

  • Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache 
  • And Finally a Story about the Effects of Abdominal Resistance Exercise on Abdominal Subcutaneous Fat

 For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #503 recorded April 10, 2015.

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/healthbeat0503.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 ….

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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 ….

Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache 

The purpose of a recent study published in JMPT was to provide evidence-informed practice recommendations for the chiropractic treatment of headache in adults.

Systematic literature searches of controlled clinical trials published through August 2009 relevant to chiropractic practice were conducted using the databases MEDLINE; EMBASE; Allied and Complementary Medicine, etc.

The study concluded that evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.

The type, frequency, dosage, and duration of treatment(s) should be based on guideline recommendations, clinical experience, and findings.

Evidence for the use of spinal manipulation as an isolated intervention for patients with tension-type headache remains equivocal.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.0-79958042609&origin=inward&txGid=12078814264AC1BA7A61217073FDEDC1.aXczxbyuHHiXgaIW6Ho7g%3a2

Effect of Abdominal Resistance Exercise on Abdominal Subcutaneous Fat

A JMPT study was published to compare the effect of diet and an abdominal resistance training program to diet alone on abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness and waist circumference of overweight and obese women.

This randomized clinical trial included 40 overweight and obese women randomly divided into 2 groups: diet only and diet combined with 12 weeks of abdominal resistance training.

Waist and hip circumferences and abdominal skin folds of the subjects were measured at the beginning and 12 weeks after the interventions. In addition, abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness of the subjects was measured using ultrasonography. Percentage body fat and lean body mass of all the subjects were also measured using a bioelectric impedance device.

Study concluded that this study found that abdominal resistance training besides diet did not reduce abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness compared to diet alone in overweight or obese women.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754%2814%2900274-7/abstract

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:

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”
Joseph Campbell

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


Show Notes for April 3, 2015

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 –

  • ACA Scope Policy Updates
  • And Finally, a Story about Outcomes and their predictors in lumbar spinal stenosis

 

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #502 recorded April 3, 2015.

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/healthbeat0502.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.

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ACA Scope Policy Updates

As reported recently by ACA President Dr. Anthony Hamm, DC, during the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) annual House of Delegates meeting in February, delegates passed resolutions supporting key elements in scopes of practice and the creation of the ACA College of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Based on membership responses, these policy resolutions have proven quite positive. To no one’s surprise, however, other organizations and special interest groups have associated these policies with “incorporating drugs into the scope of chiropractic practice and promoting the term chiropractic medicine.”

In fact, the resolution on the six key elements of a modern scope of practice act supports the terms chiropractic physician and chiropractic medicine. These terms are part of the ACA lexicon as they support our profession’s ability to practice to our full level of training and competencies. As the leading organization supporting contemporary chiropractic practice, we have embraced this terminology.

Further defined in the scope of practice resolution are full management, referral, and prescriptive authority for patient examination, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and health assessment. As we are all aware, this language protects our ability to maintain first-contact, physician-level authority to manage our patients. This language is consistent with ACA’s mission to preserve, protect, improve and promote the profession and the services we deliver for the benefit of the patients we serve.

Pharmacology is defined as the discipline concerned with the use, effects and modes of actions of drugs. Pharmacotherapy, on the other hand, is medical treatment by the use of drugs. The clinical understanding of pharmacology and toxicology is critical to our ability to comply with federally mandated meaningful use in electronic health records. Advanced training in drug-drug and drug-allergy dynamics is a necessary component of that mandate.

Do either of these policies support prescription drug rights? The answer is emphatically no. In fact, ACA supports the Chiropractic Summit statement that “the drug issue is a non-issue because no chiropractic organization in the Summit promotes the inclusion of drug rights and all organizations in the Summit support the drug-free approach to health.”

Health care in the United States is rapidly evolving. In order for the chiropractic profession to thrive and succeed in the delivery of value-based care, we need a strong, focused national association. The American Chiropractic Association is in a position to advocate for the chiropractic physician who wants to fill that role. I’m proud of the fact that ACA is comprised of a diverse group of experienced and dedicated volunteer leaders chosen by their peers to represent them. ACA will continue its focus on services and ideals that will preserve, protect, improve and promote the contemporary practice of chiropractic medicine.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.acatoday.org/press_css.cfm?CID=5640

http://www.acatoday.org/level2_css.cfm?T1ID=10&T2ID=117

http://chirosummit.org/uploads/13-Nov-14-Summit-Press-Release.pdf

Outcomes and their predictors in lumbar spinal stenosis

The aim of a prospective observational cohort study published in the European Spine Journal, was to evaluate long-term outcomes in patients with mild-to-moderate lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and to analyse the predictors of clinical outcomes.

A group of 53 patients were re-examined after a median period of 139 months.

Evaluations were made of subjective clinical outcome, objective clinical outcome and its predictors, any correlation between subjective and objective outcome, and the development of changes in radiological and electrophysiological parameters after 12 years.

The study concluded that satisfactory objective and subjective clinical outcomes were disclosed in about half of the patients with mild-to-moderate lumbar spinal stenosis in a 12-year follow-up.

The number of comorbid diseases had an unfavourable effect on subjective evaluation of clinical outcome.

The lowest transverse diameter of spinal canal proved to be the only independent predictor of deterioration of clinical status in lumbar spinal stenosis patients.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-014-3411-y?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals

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