Monthly Archives: July 2015

Show Notes for July 31, 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 –

  • Early Imaging for Low Back Pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Bone Marrow Edema and Low Back Pain

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #517 recorded July 31, 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/healthbeat0517.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 ….

Early Imaging for Low Back Pain

Early imaging of older adults who visited their primary care physicians for new back pain may not lead to better treatment and may be a waste of resources, according to study findings.

“Among older adults going to a primary care physician for new back pain, early imaging was not associated with better outcomes in terms of disability, pain, or quality of life, but was associated with greater resource utilization,” Richard A. Deyo, MD, said at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting.

The prospective cohort study analyzed 3,000 patients visiting their primary care physician (PCP) for new back pain. Patients were excluded if they had visited their PCP within the previous 6 months for back pain.

The Authors of the study used the Roland-Morris Disability scale and relative value units (RVUs) as a measure of health care utilization as the primary outcomes for their study.

The authors found older patients who underwent early imaging had no statistically significant differences in disability, back and leg pain, and EuroQol-5D outcomes vs. patients who did not undergo early imaging.

Earlier imaging tended to lead to unnecessary interventions, such as physical therapy and injections, according to Deyo.

As always, discuss all spine related treatment options with your qualified health care provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/imaging/news/online/%7B0d6c1a21-a024-4906-b98f-a1f410d941a4%7D/early-imaging-for-back-pain-in-older-adults-not-associated-with-better-outcomes?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spine%20surgery%20news

Bone Marrow Edema and Low Back Pain

A paper presented at the 2014 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting stated that the presence of bone marrow edema adjacent to vertebral endplates in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis may be a cause of low back pain, according to data recently presented.

Kiyotaka Yamada, MD, PhD, said in a presentation the cause of low back pain (LBP) can be controversial in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS), unlike the cause of leg pain, which can often be traced to neural compression, such as stenosis of the spinal canal.

“The authors of the study suggest that bone marrow edema adjacent to the vertebral endplate of degenerative scoliosis is strongly associated with low back pain.”

According to Yamada, bone marrow edema was significantly more evident in patients with LBP, and edema was present in 96.9%. The control group showed significantly less bone marrow edema, with edema present in 37.5% of those patients.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/deformity/news/print/spine-surgery-today/%7B62e588be-1339-4829-b5eb-1112a47ed4d4%7D/bone-marrow-edema-in-patients-with-scoliosis-may-correlate-with-low-back-pain

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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:

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”
– Thomas Watson, Sr.

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


Show Notes for July 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 –

  • Fibromyalgia and Oxygen Therapy
  • And Finally, a story about Spinal Manipulation for Upper Limb Pain

 For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #516 recorded July 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/healthbeat0516.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.

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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 ….

Fibromyalgia and Oxygen Therapy

Fibromyalgia is very difficult to diagnose. The chronic pain syndrome strikes an estimated 1 in 70 Americans, most of them women.

The disorder is often triggered by head trauma, a neurological infection, or severe emotional stress, and is characterized by symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, memory loss and mood swings.

Fibromyalgia is often mistaken for other culprits and most patients suffer months, even years, of unrelenting pain before being properly diagnosed. And once diagnosed, patients enjoy little respite because few therapies have been found to be effective in lessening its symptoms.

A new study published in PLoS ONE by Tel Aviv University researchers may turn the tide. The research found that women with fibromyalgia were able to drastically reduce, or even eliminate, their use of pain medication following hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

The study concluded that this study provides evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve the symptoms and life quality of Fibromyalgia Syndrome patients. Moreover, it shows that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can induce neuroplasticity and significantly rectify abnormal brain activity in pain related areas of Fibromyalgia Syndrome patients.

Discuss with your Doctor whether you are a candidate for this therapy.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0127012

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150714124907.htm#.VakZ_tThhCc.email

Spinal Manipulation for Upper Limb Pain

The use of spinal manipulation (SM) for upper limb pain has been advocated based on the concept of regional interdependence. However, its evidence has not been established.

A recent study was published in the journal Manual Therapy, to determine the level of evidence for the effectiveness of SM in patients with upper limb pain as part of the concept of regional interdependence.

Out of 3307 studies, six trials met inclusion criteria for this review. Of these, three studies were included in meta-analysis. Meta-analysis results suggested there were no statistical differences between spinal manipulation and other interventions in the effects on reducing upper limb pain. The overall quality of evidence was very low.

The study concluded that the number of studies regarding the current topic is limited. There is very low quality evidence that spinal manipulation is not better nor inferior than other interventions in the management of upper limb pain.

As always, discuss your pain issues with your Doctor of Chiropractic to see if spinal manipulation is a warranted treatment for your specific condition.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.manualtherapyjournal.com/article/S1356-689X(14)00224-0/abstract

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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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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:

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.”
– Napoleon Hill

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


Show Notes for July 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 –

  • Update to ICD-10
  • And Finally, a Story about Obesity Induced Osteoarthritis

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #515 recorded July 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/healthbeat0515.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 ….

Update to ICD-10

According to a press release from the American Medical Association, the AMA:

Implementation of the ICD-10 code set is just around the corner, with a hard deadline of Oct. 1. Many physicians have been concerned about adopting this code set because of the heavy investment of time and resources and the potential for claims disruptions that could interfere with patient care.

Fortunately, the AMA has secured provisions that will ease this transition, particularly for physicians in practices with limited resources.

In response to our extensive communication of physicians’ concerns, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it is making several critical changes to the transition period so that physicians can continue to provide high-quality patient care without risking their livelihood.

One of the changes addressed the following:

For the first year ICD-10 is in place, Medicare claims will not be denied solely based on the specificity of the diagnosis codes as long as they are from the appropriate family of ICD-10 codes.

This means that Medicare will not deny payment for these unintentional errors as practices become accustomed to ICD-10 coding. In addition, Medicare claims will not be audited based on the specificity of the diagnosis codes as long as they are from the appropriate family of codes. This transition period will give physicians and their practice teams’ time to get up to speed on the more complicated code set.

Both Medicare Administrative Contractors and Recovery Audit Contractors will be required to follow this policy.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/ama-wire/post/cms-icd-10-transition-less-disruptive-physicians

Obesity Induced Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by articular cartilage degradation, osteophyte formation, synovitis, and subchondral bone sclerosis.

One of Osteoarthritis main risk factors is obesity. To date, it is not fully understood how obesity results in Osteoarthritis.

Historically, this link was ascribed to excessive joint loading as a result of increased body weight. However, the association between obesity and Osteoarthritis in non–weight-bearing joints suggests a more complex etiology for obesity-induced OA.

In the present review, the link between obesity and OA is discussed. First, the historical view of altered joint loading leading to wear and tear of the joint is addressed.

Subsequently, the effects of a disturbed lipid metabolism, low-grade inflammation, and adipokines on joint tissues are discussed and linked to OA.

Taken together, inflamed adipose tissue and dyslipidaemia play pivotal roles in obesity-induced OA. It becomes increasingly clear that the link between obesity and OA transcends excessive loading.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/845542?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=103575MJ

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 business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
– Henry Ford

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


Show Notes for July 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 –

  • Disc Degeneration and Sports Activities
  • And Finally, a Story about Sedentary Lifestyle and Chronic Disease

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #514 recorded July 10, 2015.

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

Please Note: There was no Podcast for the week of July 3rd.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0514.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 ….

Disc Degeneration and Sports Activities

The aim of a recent study was to investigate whether the participation in different sport activities was associated with lumbar DD [disc degeneration] in athlete adults.

Intense swimming and running at a younger age was associated with more lumbar disc degeneration later on among young Finnish adults, according to results of a study presented at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting.

However, none of the sports studied had a protective effect for lumbar disc degeneration (DD).

The researchers used the modified Pfirrmann grade to classify the amount of disc degeneration present on MRI and combined that information with the data acquired with regard to participation in running, swimming, soccer, ice hockey, floorball, skate boarding, aerobic, dancing, weight training and walking activities.

Forty-six percent of the individuals had no lumbar DD, 38% had moderate lumbar DD and 16% had what was considered to be more severe lumbar DD, based on the findings.

The researchers found active participation in running and swimming were associated with more severe DD.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/degenerative-diseases/news/online/%7Bd12b14bc-2e84-42e4-842d-77d24c66c7e8%7D/link-possible-between-running-swimming-and-lumbar-disc-degeneration?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spine+surgery+news

Sedentary Lifestyle and Chronic Disease

The Annals of Internal Medicine has published some new studies relating to Sedentary Lifestyles and Chronic Diseases and Mortality.

In the first study, the goal was to quantify the association between sedentary time and hospitalizations, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer in adults independent of physical activity.

While this study was limited in regards that there was marked heterogeneity in research designs and the assessment of sedentary time and physical activity, it concluded that prolonged sedentary time was independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity.

The journal also published an Editorial discussing too much sitting and Chronic Disease risk – Moving the Science forward.

Reviewing the earlier study which examined the association between sedentary behavior and risk for disease and death.

The editorialists discuss the results of the review and assert that device-based measurement may be more effective in evaluating sedentary time than the self-reporting method currently used in most studies.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2091327

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2091332

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:

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
– Zig Ziglar

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


Show Notes for June 26, 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 –

  • Women and High Heels
  • And Finally, a Story about Aging and Chronic Ailments

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #513 recorded June 26, 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/healthbeat0513.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 ….

Women and High Heels

Women wearing high-heeled shoes have been considered to be more characterizing of beauty, self-assurance and elegance. However, while maintaining the body on this type of support base, women with increased heel height often complain that wearing high-heeled shoes causes them to experience low back pain.

The aim of the present study was to morphologically assess the effect of high-heel use on the static sagittal profile of the spino-pelvic structure.

A total of 21 Chinese girls were recruited in this study, with informed written consent. For each participant, standing left lateral radiographs, including that of the spine and pelvis, were obtained in a standardized standing position under barefoot and high-heel use conditions.

The radiographic assessments were performed to detect the changes in the spino-pelvic profile under barefoot and high-heel use conditions.

The present study revealed that wearing high-heeled shoes can lead to increased Lumbar Lordosis and an uneconomic body position.

This finding may help explain why some women complain that wearing high-heeled shoes causes them to experience low back pain.

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Aging and Chronic Ailments

A recent study published in the journal The Lancet, looked at Up-to-date evidence about levels and trends in disease and injury incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) as essential input into global, regional, and national health policies.

In the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), the authors of the study estimated these quantities for acute and chronic diseases and injuries for 188 countries between 1990 and 2013.

Findings from the study found that Comorbidity rose substantially with age and in absolute terms from 1990 to 2013. Conversely, leading chronic sequelae were largely attributable to non-communicable diseases, with prevalence estimates for asymptomatic permanent caries and tension-type headache of 2·4 billion and 1·6 billion, respectively.

The study concluded that Ageing of the world’s population is leading to a substantial increase in the numbers of individuals with sequelae of diseases and injuries. Rates of years lived with disability are declining much more slowly than mortality rates.

The non-fatal dimensions of disease and injury will require more and more attention from health systems. The transition to non-fatal outcomes as the dominant source of burden of disease is occurring rapidly outside of sub-Saharan Africa.

The authors suggest that these results can guide future health initiatives through examination of epidemiological trends and a better understanding of variation across countries.

Funding for this study was from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Show Notes for June 19, 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 –

  • Spinal Epidural Injections and Infections
  • And Finally, a Story about Exercise and The Brain

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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #512 recorded June 19, 2015.

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Spinal Epidural Injections and Infections

In the results of a recently published study, researchers reported findings that demonstrated a link between the receipt of spinal epidural steroid injections and an increased risk of infection.

The study included a 58-year-old male patient who received a spinal epidural injection for the management of low back pain due to L5-S1 disc herniation and a cervico-thoraco-lumbosacral spinal subdural abscess about a month after the treatment.

The rare abscess was not evident after an initial MRI but became evident 5 days later after additional imaging was taken. To the researchers’ knowledge, this was only the second spinal subdural abscess (SSA) following an epidural steroid injection, and only the third report of a spinal subdural abscess following any kind of epidural injection. The patient was successfully treated for the infection with surgical management and antibiotic treatments.

The researchers analyzed former patients with spinal subdural abscess and found a history of disc herniations or other spinal abnormalities may also increase patients’ risk of developing a spinal subdural abscess.

According to the researchers, patients undergoing spinal epidural injections with previous disc herniation or spinal abnormalities should be made aware of their increased risk of developing a spinal subdural abscess after undergoing a spinal injection for low back pain.

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Exercise and The Brain

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.

The findings, which appear online in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, are the first to show a relationship between fitness and brain structure in older adults, but not younger adults.

The researchers found cardiorespiratory fitness was positively linked to the structural integrity of white matter fiber bundles in the brain in the older adults, while no such association was observed in younger adults.

According to the researchers these results provide evidence of a positive association between fitness and brain structure in older adults. “We hope this study provides additional motivation for older adults to increase their levels of physical activity, which positively impacts health, mood, cognition and the brain.”

They caution that additional research is needed to track changes in fitness and brain structure over time, as well as clarify the impact of specific exercise programs (such as strength, aerobic or combined training) or dose of exercise (frequency, intensity, duration) on white matter microstructure.

As always, discuss all Exercise related questions with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/bumc-sfc042715.php

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acn3.204/epdf

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Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.”
– Henry J. Kaiser

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