Monthly Archives: June 2017

Show Notes for June 30, 2017

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 –

  • Painful Cervical Facet Joint Injury
  • And Finally, a story about Locomotive Syndrome

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #597 recorded June 30, 2017.

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/healthbeat0597.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 ….

 

 

Painful Cervical Facet Joint Injury

The objective of a recent study, published in the journal Spine, was to investigate the relationship between pain and synapse density in the spinal cord after facet injury.

Immunohistochemistry labeled pre- and postsynaptic structural markers to quantify excitatory and inhibitory synapses in the spinal superficial dorsal horn at 14 days after painful facet joint injury in the rat.

Neck pain is a major contributor to disability and often becomes chronic. The cervical facet joints are susceptible to loading-induced painful injury, initiating spinal central sensitization responses.

Although excitatory synapse plasticity has been reported in the superficial dorsal horn early after painful facet injury, whether excitatory and/or inhibitory synapse density is altered at a time when pain is maintained is unknown.

This study demonstrates a role for structural plasticity in both excitatory and inhibitory synapses in the maintenance of facet-mediated joint pain, and that altered inhibitory, but not excitatory, synapse density correlates to the severity of painful joint injury.

Understanding the functional consequences of this spinal structural plasticity is critical to elucidate mechanisms of chronic joint pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2017/06150/Painful_Cervical_Facet_Joint_Injury_Is_Accompanied.4.aspx

 

 

Locomotive Syndrome

A recent article published in the journal Bone and Mineral Metabolism, discussed Locomotive Syndrome.

Locomotive syndrome is a condition of reduced mobility due to impairment of locomotive organs.

Since upright bipedal walking involves minutely controlled movement patterns, impairment of any aspect of the locomotive organs has the potential to adversely affect it. In addition to trauma, chronic diseases of the locomotive organs, which progress with repeated bouts of acute exacerbations, are common causes of the locomotive syndrome.

Exercise intervention is effective in improving motor function, but because the subjects are elderly people with significant degenerative diseases of the locomotor organs, caution should be taken in choosing the type and intensity of exercise.

The present review discusses the definition, current burden, diagnosis and interventions pertaining to the locomotive syndrome.

The concept and measures are spreading throughout Japan as one of the national health policy targets.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/S12018-016-9208-2?wt_mc=Other.Other.2.CON723.Orthopedics2017-Article4

 

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”- Og Mandino

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

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Show Notes for June 23, 2017

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 –

  • Genetic Links to Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • And Finally, a story about the Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by Spinal Manipulative Therapy

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #596 recorded June 23, 2017.

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/healthbeat0596.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 ….

 

 

Genetic Links to Idiopathic Scoliosis

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) has been associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in several studies with limited sample size and inconsistent outcomes.

The authors of a recent study published in the European Spine Journal performed a meta-analysis to assess the precise association between IGF1 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

The study concluded that IGF1 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) is not significant associated with susceptibility to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in either Asian or Caucasian populations.

However, Insulin-like growth factor 1 gene rs5742612 may be associated with severity of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Further studies with larger sample size and different population groups involving the relationship are required to confirm the potential association.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-016-4742-7?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals

 

The Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by SMT

The aim of the present study published in the journal Neuroscience, was to determine whether thoracic spinal manipulation (SM) decreases temporal summation of back pain.

The study comprised two controlled experiments including 16 and 15 healthy participants, respectively.

Each study included six sessions during which painful or non-painful electrical stimulations were delivered in three conditions:

(1) control
(2) light mechanical stimulus (MS) or
(3) spinal manipulation.

Electrical stimulation was applied on the thoracic spine (T4), in the area where SM and MS were performed.

The study concluded that these results indicate that spinal manipulation produces specific inhibitory effects on temporal summation of back pain, consistent with the involvement of a spinal anti-nociceptive mechanism in clinical pain relief by spinal manipulation.

This provides the first mechanistic evidence of back pain relief by spinal manipulation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28288900/

 

 

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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

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”
– Rob Siltanen

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


Show Notes for June 9, 2017

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 –

  • Pain Sensitization and Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • And Finally, a Story about Food groups and risk of all-cause mortality

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #595 recorded June 9, 2017.

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/healthbeat0595.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 ….

 

Pain Sensitization and Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pain sensitization may contribute to pain severity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), impacting assessment of disease activity.

The authors of a recent study published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, examined whether pain processing mechanisms were associated with disease activity among RA patients with active disease.

The study concluded that high pain sensitization is associated with elevations in disease activity measures.

Longitudinal studies are underway to elucidate the cause-effect relationships between pain sensitization and inflammatory disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.23266/abstract

http://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/arthritis/65071

 

Food groups and risk of all-cause mortality

Suboptimal diet is one of the most important factors in preventing early death and disability worldwide.

The aim of a recent meta-analysis, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was to synthesize the knowledge about the relation between intake of 12 major food groups, including whole grains, refined grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, eggs, dairy, fish, red meat, processed meat, and sugar-sweetened beverages, with risk of all-cause mortality.

The results of the study found that with increasing intake (for each daily serving) of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish, the risk of all-cause mortality decreased;

Higher intake of red meat and processed meat was associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality in a linear dose-response meta-analysis.

A clear indication of nonlinearity was seen for the relations between vegetables, fruits, nuts, and dairy and all-cause mortality.

The study concluded that optimal consumption of risk-decreasing foods results in a 56% reduction of all-cause mortality, whereas consumption of risk-increasing foods is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality.

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

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2017/04/26/ajcn.117.153148.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.

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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:

If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”
– Steve Jobs

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


Show Notes for June 2, 2017

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 –

  • Smoking and Arthritis
  • And Finally, a Story about Spinal Manipulation and Adverse Effects

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #594 recorded June 2, 2017.

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/healthbeat0594.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 ….

 

 

Smoking and Arthritis

Smoking was a strong predictor of more severe disease in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), with people who had ever smoked having worse disease activity and worse quality of life than those who had never smoked, researchers reported.

In addition, current smokers fared worse than those who had quit, according to researchers from the University of Liverpool.

People who had ever smoked had evidence of worse disease across the measures, after adjusting for age, sex, BMI, and HLA-B27 status, Zhao reported. For example, on the BASDAI, ever smokers had 1 unit score worse disease activity compared to people who had never smoked.

Furthermore, people who had quit smoking had better disease activity than those who continued to smoke.

These study findings provide yet another reason to encourage patients with AxSpA to quit smoking, and to do so before they accumulate a large number of pack-years.

In a related story, it was found that around 1 in 5 people with axial spondyloarthritis meet the criteria for fibromyalgia, and this group fared worse on multiple measures of disease severity and disability, researchers reported here.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

http://www.medpagetoday.com/mastery-of-medicine/rheumatology-mastery-in-as/64849

http://www.medpagetoday.com/mastery-of-medicine/rheumatology-mastery-in-as/64863

 

Spinal Manipulation and Adverse Effects

Unlike pharmacological randomized controlled trials (RCTs), manual-therapy RCTs do not always report adverse events (AEs).

The few manual-therapy randomized controlled trials that provide information on AEs are frequently without details, such as the type and-, severity of the AE and reason for withdrawal.

A recent study was published in the journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice to prospectively report all adverse events in a chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (CSMT) randomized controlled trials.

Adverse events were assessed in 703 sessions, with 355 in the chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy group and 348 in the placebo group.

Local tenderness was the most common adverse events, and tiredness on the intervention day was reported.

The study concluded that adverse events were mild and transient, and severe or serious adverse events were not observed.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.mskscienceandpractice.com/article/S2468-7812(17)30054-1/pdf

 

 
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:

It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.”
– Inspirational Quote By Vince Lombardi

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