Monthly Archives: December 2017

Show Notes for December 29, 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 –

  • SMT and Lumbar and Cervical Radiculopathy
  • And Finally, a Story about Midlife systemic inflammatory markers and late-life brain volume

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #617 recorded December 29, 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/healthbeat0617.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 ….

 

 

SMT Post-Epidural Injection for Lumbar and Cervical Radiculopathy

A study was recently published to describe the safety and potential therapeutic benefit of spinal manipulation postepidural injection in the nonsurgical treatment of patients with cervical and lumbar radiculopathy.

This study, published in JMPT, was designed retrospective review of outcomes of 20 cervical and 60 lumbar radiculopathy patients who underwent spinal manipulation postepidural injection in a hospital setting.

Patients received either fluoroscopically guided or computed tomography (CT)–guided epidural injection of a combination of lidocaine and Depo-Medrol.

The manual therapy consisted of an immediate postepidural application of flexion distraction mobilization and then high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation to the affected spinal regions.

The study concluded that these data suggest that spinal manipulation postepidural injection is a safe nonsurgical procedure to use in the treatment of the patient with radiculopathy of spinal origin.

This is also the first report of the use of spinal manipulation postepidural injection in the cervical spine.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(04)00128-9/pdf

 

 

Midlife systemic inflammatory markers and late-life brain volume

A study in the journal Neurology was published to clarify the temporal relationship between systemic inflammation and neurodegeneration.

The authors of the study examined whether a higher level of circulating inflammatory markers during midlife was associated with smaller brain volumes in late life using a large biracial prospective cohort study.

Results of the study found that the association between midlife inflammation and late-life brain volume was modified by age and race, whereby younger participants and white participants with higher levels of systemic inflammation during midlife were more likely to show reduced brain volumes subsequently.

The study concluded that the study’s prospective findings provide evidence for what may be an early contributory role of systemic inflammation in neurodegeneration and cognitive aging.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29093073

 

 

 

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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:

Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.

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

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Show Notes for December 22, 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 –

  • Nociceptive Chemokines in Patients with LBP
  • And Finally, a Story about Chiropractic SMT and Urinary Incontinence

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #616 recorded December 22, 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/healthbeat0616.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 ….

 

 

Nociceptive Chemokines in Patients with LBP

The involvement of inflammatory components in the pathophysiology of low back pain is poorly understood. It has been suggested that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) may exert anti-inflammatory effects.

A recent study was published in the Clinical Journal of Pain, to determine the involvement of inflammation-associated chemokines (CC series) in the pathogenesis of non-specific low back pain and to evaluate the effect of SMT on that process.

Patients presenting with non-radicular, non-specific low back pain were recruited according to stringent inclusion criteria. They were evaluated for appropriateness to treat using a high velocity low amplitude manipulative thrust (HVLT) in the lumbar-lumbosacral region.

The study concluded that production of chemotactic cytokines is significantly and protractedly elevated in LBP patients.

Changes in chemokine production levels, which might be related to SMT, differ in the acute and chronic LBP patient cohorts.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=28430671

 

 

Chiropractic SMT and Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a common dysfunction among patients specially women with low back pain and radiculopathy.

The pelvic symptomatology that these patients demonstrate may be attributable to lower sacral nerve root compression that is most commonly the result of Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH).

The effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation on urinary incontinence in patients with low back pain and radiculopathy are the focus of this report.

Lumbar or Lumbosacral Disc Herniation (LDH) with radiculopathy diagnosis was confirmed with complete chiropractic, orthopedic and neurologic evaluation, MRI of the lumbar and lumbosacral regions and electrodiagnostic tests (Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction Studies EMG/NCS) of the lower limbs.

Chiropractic manipulative therapy involving high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation and flexion distraction manipulation was performed.

Conclusion: Chiropractic spinal manipulation exerts positive physiological responses in patients with LBP and radiculopathy and UI.

Therefore, chiropractic treatment may be considered as a conservative and effective means of treating pelvic disorders secondary to lower sacral nerve root compression.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.heraldopenaccess.us/fulltext/Alternative-Complementary-&-Integrative-Medicine/The-Effects-of-Chiropractic-Spinal-Manipulation-on-Urinary-Incontinence-in-Patients-with-Low-Back-Pain-and-Radiculopathy-A-Retrospective-Case-Series-Report.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.

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:

Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people”

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Again, wishing everyone a Safe, Happy and Health Holiday Season ..

This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for December 8, 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 Neurophysiology Education and Therapeutic Exercise for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
  • And Finally, a Story about the Connection Between the Type of First Healthcare Provider and the Duration of Financial Compensation for Occupational Back Pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #615 recorded December 8, 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/healthbeat0615.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 ….

 

 

Pain Neurophysiology Education and Therapeutic Exercise for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

A study was recently published in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to assess the effect of a pain neurophysiology education program plus therapeutic exercise for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP).

Participants were randomized to receive either a therapeutic exercise program consisting of motor control, stretching, and aerobic exercises or the same therapeutic exercise program in addition to a pain neurophysiology education program, conducted in two 30 to 50 minute sessions in groups of 4 to 6 participants.

The primary outcome was pain intensity rated on the Numeric Pain Rating Scale which was completed immediately following treatment and at a 1-month and 3-month follow-up.

The study concluded that combining pain neurophysiology education plus therapeutic exercise resulted in significantly better results for participants with CLBP, with a large effect size, compared to therapeutic exercise alone.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29138049/

 

 

Connection Between the Type of First Healthcare Provider and the Duration of Financial Compensation for Occupational Back Pain

A study was recently published to compare the duration of financial compensation and the occurrence of a second episode of compensation of workers with occupational back pain who first sought three types of healthcare providers.

The authors of a recent study published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, analyzed data from a cohort of 5511 workers who received compensation from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for back pain in 2005.

Compared with the workers who first saw a physician (reference), those who first saw a chiropractor experienced shorter first episodes of 100 % wage compensation, and the workers who first saw a physiotherapist experienced a longer episode of 100 % compensation during the first 149 days of compensation.

The odds of having a second episode of financial compensation were higher among the workers who first consulted a physiotherapist rather than a physician (reference).

The study concluded that the type of healthcare provider first visited for back pain is a determinant of the duration of financial compensation during the first 5 months.

Chiropractic patients experience the shortest duration of compensation, and physiotherapy patients experience the longest.

These differences raise concerns regarding the use of physiotherapists as gatekeepers for the worker’s compensation system. Further investigation is required to understand the between-provider differences.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10926-016-9667-9

 

 

 

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.

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:

Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”

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