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 –
- Lumbar Stabilization and Chronic Low Back Pain
- And Finally, a Story about Lumbar Stabilization and Trunk Muscle Activity
For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!
Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #568 recorded October 14, 2016.
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/healthbeat0568.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 ….
Lumbar Stabilization and Chronic Low Back Pain
A study was published in the Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine to compare the effects of lumbar stabilization exercises and lumbar dynamic strengthening exercises on the maximal isometric strength of the lumbar extensors, pain severity and functional disability in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP).
Patients suffering nonspecific LBP for more than 3 months were included prospectively and randomized into lumbar stabilization exercise group or lumbar dynamic strengthening exercise group.
Exercises were performed for 1 hour, twice weekly, for 8 weeks.
The study concluded that both lumbar stabilization and dynamic strengthening exercise strengthened the lumbar extensors and reduced LBP.
However, the lumbar stabilization exercise was more effective in lumbar extensor strengthening and functional improvement in patients with nonspecific chronic LBP.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://synapse.koreamed.org/Synapse/Data/PDFData/1041ARM/arm-37-110.pdf
Lumbar Stabilization and Trunk Muscle Activity
A study was published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy to clarify whether differences in surface stability influence trunk muscle activity.
Lumbar stabilization exercises on unstable surfaces are performed widely. One perceived advantage in performing stabilization exercises on unstable surfaces is the potential for increased muscular demand.
However, there is little evidence in the literature to help establish whether this assumption is correct.
Five exercises were performed on the floor and on an unstable surface: elbow-toe, hand-knee, curl-up, side bridge, and back bridge.
The authors concluded that this study indicates that lumbar stabilization exercises on an unstable surface enhanced the activities of trunk muscles, except for the back bridge exercise.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20511695
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
“It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.”
– Vince Lombardi
For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.