Monthly Archives: October 2017

Show Notes for October 27, 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 –

  • Biopsychosocial Aspect of Chronic Pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Self-reported Low Back Pain and Radiographic Lumbar Disc Degeneration

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #610 recorded October 27, 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/healthbeat0610.mp3

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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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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Biopsychosocial Aspect of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be best understood from a biopsychosocial perspective through which pain is viewed as a complex, multifaceted experience emerging from the dynamic interplay of a patient’s physiological state, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and sociocultural influences.

A biopsychosocial perspective focuses on viewing chronic pain as an illness rather than disease, thus recognizing that it is a subjective experience and that treatment approaches are aimed at the management, rather than the cure, of chronic pain.

Current psychological approaches to the management of chronic pain include interventions that aim to achieve increased self-management, behavioral change, and cognitive change rather than directly eliminate the locus of pain.

Benefits of including psychological treatments in multidisciplinary approaches to the management of chronic pain include, but are not limited to, increased self-management of pain, improved pain-coping resources, reduced pain-related disability, and reduced emotional distress – improvements that are effected via a variety of effective self-regulatory, behavioral, and cognitive techniques.

Through implementation of these changes, psychologists can effectively help patients feel more in command of their pain control and enable them to live as normal a life as possible despite pain.

Moreover, the skills learned through psychological interventions empower and enable patients to become active participants in the management of their illness and instill valuable skills that patients can employ throughout their lives.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3218789/

 

 

Self-reported Low Back Pain and Radiographic Lumbar Disc Degeneration

Low back pain (LBP) is very common and the main cause of activity limitations and work absence throughout the world. Although lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is suggested as a cause of LBP, this association remains debatable.

Therefore, a recent study, published in the journal Spine, assessed the association between the radiographic features of lumbar disc degeneration and the presence of self-reported LBP, LBP persisting longer than 3 months, the perceived severity of LBP and presence of neuropathic pain.

Previous literature suggests an association between LBP and both the lumbar disc degeneration definitions osteophytes and disc space narrowing. There are no studies that have explored the association between lumbar disc degeneration and neuropathic pain.

Associations between the radiographic LDD using two definitions (i.e., osteophytes, disc space narrowing) versus the presence of LBP, LBP > 3 months, severe LBP and neuropathic pain, were analyzed with logistic regression models.

The conclusion of this study shows the presence of an association between disc space narrowing, whereas no association was found between osteophytes and LBP.

The authors of the study stated that they are the first to report an association between disc space narrowing and neuropathic pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2017/10010/The_Association_Between_Self_reported_Low_Back.13.aspx

 

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Develop An ‘Attitude Of Gratitude’. Say Thank You To Everyone You Meet For Everything They Do For You.”
– Brian Tracy

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

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Show Notes for October 13, 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 –

  • Rehabilitation management of low back pain
  • And Finally, a story about the Economic Burden of Arthritis in the US 

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #609 recorded October 13, 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/healthbeat0609.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

 

Rehabilitation management of low back pain

In the past, rehabilitation research initiatives for low back pain (LBP) have targeted outcome enhancement through personalized treatment approaches, namely through classification systems (CS).

Although the use of classification systems has enhanced outcomes, common management practices have not changed, the prevalence of LBP is still high, and only selected patients meet the classification systems profile, namely those with a nociceptive context.

Similarly, although practice guidelines propose some level of organization and occasionally a timeline of care provision, each mainly provides best practice for isolated treatment approaches.

Moreover, there is no theoretical framework that has been proposed that guides the rehabilitation management process of mechanical LBP.

In a recently published commentary, the authors propose a model constituted of five domains (nociceptive drivers, nervous system dysfunction drivers, comorbidities drivers, cognitive–emotional drivers, and contextual drivers) grounded as mechanisms driving pain and/or disability in LBP.

This theoretical model is designed to provide a more comprehensive management overview, by appreciating the relative contribution of each domain driving pain and disability.

Surf to our Show Notes for the Full Article -https://www.dovepress.com/rehabilitation-management-of-low-back-pain-ndash-itrsquos-time-to-pull-peer-reviewed-article-JPR

 

 

Economic Burden of Arthritis in the US

Arthritis of all types in the U.S. carried an economic burden of $303.5 billion in 2013, nearly 1% of the gross domestic product that year, according to a CDC analysis.

An estimated $139.8 billion in medical bill payments and $163.7 billion in lost wages were attributed to arthritis in 2013, their report stated.

The percentage of people with arthritis who worked was 7.2 percentage points lower than that of people without arthritis (76.8%, 95% CI 75.0%-78.6%, versus 84.0%, 95% CI 82.5%-85.5%) after adjustment for sociodemographics and chronic conditions.

The analysts also looked at personal earnings losses among adults ages 18 to 64 who had ever worked for pay, restricting their study to this group to prevent lost wages from being overestimated. They calculated the percentage of people who worked in 2013, the average annual earnings stratified by arthritis status, and the difference in average earnings between those with and without arthritis.

After adjusting for differences in socio-demographic characteristics and chronic conditions, the percentage of working-age adults with arthritis who worked was 7.2 points lower than it was for those without arthritis.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – https://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/arthritis/68396

 

 

 

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

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

 

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

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.

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:

Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

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


Show Notes for October 6, 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 –

  • Shoe Orthotics and Chronic LBP
  • And Finally, a Story about the ACA Releases Their Choosing Wisely List

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #608 recorded October 06, 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/healthbeat0608.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 ….

 

 

Shoe Orthotics and Chronic LBP

A study was recently published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to investigate the efficacy of shoe orthotics with and without chiropractic treatment for chronic low back pain compared with no treatment.

Subjects were randomized into 1 of 3 treatment groups (shoe orthotic, plus, and waitlist groups).

The shoe orthotic group received custom-made shoe orthotics.

The plus group received custom-made orthotics plus chiropractic manipulation, hot or cold packs, and manual soft tissue massage.

The waitlist group received no care.

After 6 weeks, all 3 groups demonstrated significant within-group improvement in average back pain, but only the shoe orthotic and plus groups had significant within-group improvement in function.

When compared with the waitlist group, the shoe orthotic group demonstrated significantly greater improvements in pain. Group differences at 12 weeks and later were not significant.

The study concluded that Six weeks of prescription shoe orthotics significantly improved back pain and dysfunction compared with no treatment.

The addition of chiropractic care led to higher improvements in function.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://cdn.chiroeco.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Foot-Levelers-ACRM-Shoe-Orthotics-Reserach-1.pdf

 

 

ACA Releases Choosing Wisely List

This past August, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) released a list of five tests and procedures commonly ordered but not always necessary in chiropractic care. The list is part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports®, which encourages conversations between patients and their clinicians about what care is really necessary and appropriate.

ACA is the first chiropractic group to join the campaign.

ACA’s list features the following five recommendations:

  • In the absence of red flags, do not obtain spinal imaging (X-rays) for patients with acute low-back pain during the six weeks after the onset of pain.
  • Do not perform repeat spinal imaging to monitor patients’
  • Avoid prolonged or ongoing use of passive or palliative physical therapy treatments (such as heat,  cold, electrical stimulation and ultrasound) for  low-back pain unless they support the goal(s) of an active treatment plan.
  • Do not provide long-term pain management without psychosocial screening or assessment for possible related psychological disorders, most notably depression and anxiety.
  • Do not prescribe lumbar supports or braces for the long-term treatment or prevention of low-back pain.

ACA’s Choosing Wisely® recommendations were developed by the association’s Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability, and approved by the ACA Board of Governors.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full Press Release – http://www.acatoday.org/News-Publications-Newsroom-News-Releases-ACA-Releases-Choosing-Wisely-List

 

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:

What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.”
– Don Zimmer

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