Monthly Archives: December 2016

Show Notes for December 30, 2016

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 –

  • UK Proposes Soft Drink Tax
  • And Finally a Story about Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection

For HealthBeat, wishing everyone a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #577 recorded December 30, 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/healthbeat0577.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 ….

 

 

 

UK Proposes Soft Drink Tax

In March, 2016, the UK Government proposed a tiered levy on sugar-sweetened beverages.

The authors of a study published in the journal The Lancet, estimate the effect of possible industry responses to the levy on obesity, diabetes, and dental caries.

The authors of the study modeled three possible industry responses:

  • reformulation to reduce sugar concentration,
  • an increase of product price, and
  • a change of the market share of high-sugar, mid-sugar, and low-sugar drinks.

For each response, the authors defined a better-case and worse-case health scenario.

The health impact of the soft drinks levy is dependent on its implementation by industry.

Uncertainty exists as to how industry will react and about estimation of health outcomes.

Health gains could be maximised by substantial product reformulation, with additional benefits possible if the levy is passed on to purchasers through raising of the price of high-sugar and mid-sugar drinks and activities to increase the market share of low-sugar products.

Discuss all Nutrition related issues with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(16)30037-8/fulltext

 

 

Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection

Case reports and case control studies have suggested an association between chiropractic neck manipulation and cervical artery dissection (CAD), but a causal relationship has not been established.

The authors of a study published in the journal Cureus, evaluated the evidence related to this topic by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on chiropractic manipulation and CAD.

The search criteria yielded 253 articles. The authors identified two class II and four class III studies. There were no discrepancies among article ratings. The quality of the body of evidence according to GRADE criteria was “very low.”

The study concluded that the quality of the published literature on the relationship between chiropractic manipulation and CAD is very low. The author’s analysis shows a small association between chiropractic neck manipulation and cervical artery dissection.

This relationship may be explained by the high risk of bias and confounding in the available studies, and in particular by the known association of neck pain with CAD and with chiropractic manipulation.

There is no convincing evidence to support a causal link between chiropractic manipulation and CAD. Belief in a causal link may have significant negative consequences such as numerous episodes of litigation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links to this study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794386/

 

 

 

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Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.”
– Henry Ford

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Show Notes for Friday December 23, 2016

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 –

  • Glutamate receptors and pain
  • And Finally, a story about Chronic Back Pain and Abnormal Brain Chemistry

For HealthBeat, wishing everyone a Safe, Healthy and Happy Holiday Season …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #576 recorded December 23, 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/healthbeat0576.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

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Glutamate receptors and pain

A 2006 study published in the journal Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, looked at the connection between the neurotransmitter Glutamate Receptors and Pain.

Pain is an important survival and protection mechanism for animals. However, chronic/persistent pain may be differentiated from normal physiological pain in that it confers no obvious advantage.

An accumulating body of pharmacological, electrophysiological, and behavioral evidence is emerging in support of the notion that glutamate receptors play a crucial role in pain pathways and that modulation of glutamate receptors may have potential for therapeutic utility in several categories of persistent pain, including neuropathic pain resulting from injury and/or disease of central (e.g., spinal cord injury) or peripheral nerves (e.g., diabetic neuropathy, radiculopathy) and inflammatory or joint-related pain (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis).

This review focuses on the role of glutamate receptors, including both ionotropic and metabotropic receptors in persistent pain states with particular emphasis on their expression patterns in nociceptive pathways and their potential as targets for pharmacological intervention strategies.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1084952106001121

 

 

 

Chronic Back Pain and Abnormal Brain Chemistry

A 2000 study published in the journal Pain, looked at the relationship between Chronic Back Pain and Abnormal Brain Chemistry.

The neurobiology of chronic pain, including chronic back pain, is unknown.

Structural imaging studies of the spine cannot explain all cases of chronic back pain. Functional brain imaging studies indicate that the brain activation patterns are different between chronic pain patients and normal subjects, and the thalamus, and prefrontal and cingulate cortices are involved in some types of chronic pain.

Animal models of chronic pain suggest abnormal spinal cord chemistry.

The authors of the study used MRI to measure relative concentrations of N-acetyl aspartate, creatine, choline, glutamate, glutamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid, inositol, glucose and lactate in relation to the concentration of creatine.

The results of the study show that chronic back pain alters the human brain chemistry.

Reductions of N-acetyl aspartate and glucose were demonstrated in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Cingulate, sensorimotor, and other brain regions showed no chemical concentration differences.

In chronic back pain, the interrelationship between chemicals within and across brain regions was abnormal, and there was a specific relationship between regional chemicals and perceptual measures of pain and anxiety.

These findings provide direct evidence of abnormal brain chemistry in chronic back pain, which may be useful in diagnosis and future development of more effective pharmacological treatments.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11113288

 

 
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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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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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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.”
– Dr. Henry Link

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


Show Notes for Friday December 16, 2016

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 MRI Error Rates
  • And Finally, a Story about Resolution of Inflammation

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #575 recorded December 16, 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/healthbeat0575.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

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

 

 

Lumbar MRI Error Rates

A study was published in the journal Spine, that tested the authors’ hypothesis that the radiologist’s reports from multiple imaging centers performing a lumbar MRI exam on the same patient over a short period of time will have (1) marked variability in interpretive findings and (2) a broad range of interpretive errors.

In today’s healthcare climate, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is often perceived as a commodity – a service where there are no meaningful differences in quality and thus an area in which patients can be advised to select a provider based on price and convenience alone.

If this prevailing view is correct, then a patient should expect to receive the same radiological diagnosis regardless of which imaging center he or she visits or which radiologist reviews the examination. Based on their extensive clinical experience, the authors believe that this assumption is not correct and that it can negatively impact patient care, outcomes and costs.

This study’s conclusion found marked variability in the reported interpretive findings and a high prevalence of interpretive errors in the radiologists’ reports of an MRI exam of the lumbar spine performed on the same patient at 10 different MRI centers over a short time period.

As a result, the authors’ conclude that where a patient obtains their MRI exam and which radiologist interprets the exam may have a direct impact on their radiologic diagnosis, subsequent choice of treatment and clinical outcome.

Surf to our Show notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27867079/

 

 

Resolution of Inflammation

Acute inflammation normally resolves by mechanisms that have remained somewhat elusive.

A 2005 Study published in the journal Nature Immunology, proposes that emerging evidence now suggests that an active, coordinated program of resolution initiates in the first few hours after an inflammatory response begins.

After entering tissues, granulocytes promote the switch of arachidonic acid-derived prostaglandins and leukotrienes to lipoxins, which initiate the termination sequence. Neutrophil recruitment thus ceases and programmed death by apoptosis is engaged.

These events coincide with the biosynthesis, from omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, of resolvins and protectins, which critically shorten the period of neutrophil infiltration by initiating apoptosis.

Consequently, apoptotic neutrophils undergo phagocytosis by macrophages, leading to neutrophil clearance and release of anti-inflammatory and reparative cytokines such as transforming growth factor-beta1.

The anti-inflammatory program ends with the departure of macrophages through the lymphatics.

Understanding these and further details of the mechanism required for inflammation resolution may underpin the development of drugs that can resolve inflammatory processes in directed and controlled ways.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/v6/n12/full/ni1276.html

 

 

 

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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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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like?”
– Brian Tracy

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


Show Notes for December 9, 2016

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’s influence on axial sensory beds
  • And Finally, A story about New Thoughts on Origin of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Anatomy

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #574 recorded December 9, 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/healthbeat0574.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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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 ….

 

 

 

Spinal manipulation’s influence on axial sensory beds

A 2006 study, published in the journal Medical Hypotheses, looked at Spinal Manipulation and its influence on the Nervous System.

Manipulation and mobilization are two forms of manual therapy commonly employed in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.

Spinal manipulation and mobilization are often distinguished from one another by reference to certain biomechanical parameters such as peak force, duration and magnitude of translation. However, as of yet, there is relatively little research which distinguishes between them in terms of neurological mechanisms or clinical effectiveness.

Theories concerning the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of manipulation and mobilization commonly make reference to mechanical events such as the release of entrapped tissue or the disruption of intra-articular adhesions. Relatively less attention is given to neural effects.

In this paper, the authors hypothesize that, at least in part, spinal manipulation preferentially influences a sensory bed which, in terms of anatomical location and function, is different from the sensory bed influenced by spinal mobilization techniques.

More specifically, the authors hypothesize that manipulation may particularly stimulate receptors within deep intervertebral muscles, while mobilization techniques most likely affect more superficial axial muscles.

In part, the authors rationale for this hypothesis is based on differences in mechanical advantage of the respective manual procedures on multi-segmental versus short intervertebral muscles.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16242852

 

Thoughts on Origin of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Anatomy

A kinship between cranial and pelvic visceral nerves of vertebrates has been accepted for a century. Accordingly, sacral preganglionic neurons are considered parasympathetic, as are their targets in the pelvic ganglia that prominently control rectal, bladder, and genital functions.

Here, the authors of a study published in the journal Science, uncover 15 phenotypic and ontogenetic features that distinguish pre- and postganglionic neurons of the cranial parasympathetic outflow from those of the thoracolumbar sympathetic outflow in mice.

By every single one, the sacral outflow is indistinguishable from the thoracolumbar outflow.

Thus, the parasympathetic nervous system receives input from cranial nerves exclusively and the sympathetic nervous system from spinal nerves, thoracic to sacral inclusively.

This simplified, bipartite architecture offers a new framework to understand pelvic neurophysiology as well as development and evolution of the autonomic nervous system.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6314/893.long

 

 

 

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.

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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:

Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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


Show Notes for December 2, 2016

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 –

  • Adjacent Segment Pathology
  • And Finally, a Story about Cervical Vertebrae Anatomical Differences

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow.

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #573 recorded December 2, 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/healthbeat0573.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 ….

 

 

 

 

Adjacent Segment Pathology

A recent study was published in the Asian Spine Journal, related to a problem referred to as Adjacent Segment Pathology.

Anterior cervical fusion has become a standard of care for numerous pathologic conditions of the cervical spine. However, subsequent development of clinically significant disc disease at levels adjacent to fused discs is a serious long-term complication of this procedure.

As more patients live longer after surgery, it is foreseeable that adjacent segment pathology (ASP) will develop in increasing numbers of patients. Also, adjacent segment pathology has been studied more intensively with the recent popularity of motion preservation technologies like total disc arthroplasty.

The true nature and scope of adjacent segment pathology remains poorly understood. The etiology of ASP is most likely multifactorial. Various factors including altered biomechanical stresses, surgical disruption of soft tissue and the natural history of cervical disc disease contribute to the development of ASP.

General factors associated with disc degeneration including gender, age, smoking and sports may play a role in the development of ASP.

Postoperative sagittal alignment and type of surgery are also considered potential causes of ASP.

Therefore, a spine surgeon must be particularly careful to avoid unnecessary disruption of the musculoligamentous structures, reduced risk of direct injury to the disc during dissection and maintain a safe margin between the plate edge and adjacent vertebrae during anterior cervical fusion.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4917780/

 

 

Cervical Vertebrae Anatomical Differences

A study was published in the European Spine Journal, to describe certain anatomical variations of the foramen transversarium, in spine cervical vertebrae in a contemporary specimen of an Indo-European population and approach their clinical importance during cervical spine surgery.

The study concluded that 10 out of our 17 skeletons were presented with variations (extremely narrow or multiple foramina). This finding of hypoplastic, duplicated and triplicated foramina transversaria in unexpectedly high rates raises questions about the integrity of the contained structures, the possibility of a different path for them.

These variations may induce an extra-osseous position of the vertebra artery, and the ignorance of such an event may have catastrophic consequences during a surgery in the cervical spine.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-016-4738-3?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals

 

 

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