Monthly Archives: April 2018

Show Notes for April 27, 2018

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 –

  • COTs Chiropractic Google Community
  • Central sensitization and the biopsychosocial approach to understanding pain
  • And Finally, a Story about the Relationship Between Radiographic Lumbosacral Spine Mensuration and Chronic Low Back Pain Intensity

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #630 recorded April 27, 2018

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/healthbeat0630.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat has begun a Google Plus Community, located at http://bit.ly/cotchiro

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

COTs HealthBeat Notes with Audio can be accessed here – http://bit.ly/cothealthbeatnotes

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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…. 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 ….

 


Google Plus Chiropractic Community

COT’s HealthBeat has begun a Google Plus Community, located at http://bit.ly/cotchiro

Please surf to our community and keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

 

Central Sensitization and the Biopsychosocial approach to understanding pain

Medical interventions alone have been largely unsuccessful in treating and curing disorders characterized by chronic pain like central sensitivity syndromes (CSS; e.g., fibromyalgia, chronic migraine, temporomandibular disorders, irritable bowel syndrome).

In a recent article, published by Wiley Online Library, the authors discuss how a biopsychosocial perspective adds to understanding people’s experiences with chronic pain.

A biopsychosocial perspective examines how biological, psychological, social, and contextual factors work independently and jointly to influence the experience, maintenance, and exacerbation of central sensitivity syndromes and their symptoms.

The authors highlight several key psychological and social factors relevant to many people who live with central sensitivity syndromes, while also emphasizing the heterogeneity in people’s experiences, life courses, and symptoms.

Furthermore, the authors emphasize that the psychological, social, and contextual factors that the authors include are best characterized as contributors to chronic pain experience rather than causes of it.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jabr.12125

http://www.instituteforchronicpain.org/understanding-chronic-pain/what-is-chronic-pain/central-sensitization

 

 

Relationship Between Radiographic Lumbosacral Spine Mensuration and Chronic Low Back Pain Intensity

The purpose of a recent study, published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, was to investigate correlative factors affecting chronic low back pain (CLBP), with special emphasis on the radiographic postural findings in the sagittal lumbosacral spine.

Standing lateral lumbar spine radiographs from 352 patients with CLBP enrolled in a randomized trial were analyzed and radiographic mensuration of lumbar lordosis, lumbosacral disc angle, and sacral inclination performed.

These angles were correlated with baseline variables, including CLBP intensity, age, and sex.

This study determined that there was no correlation between lumbar lordosis and pain levels for people with CLBP; thus, use of lumbar spine radiographic mensuration in the management of pain for people with CLBP is not recommended.

As always, discuss all diagnostic methodology and current research into radiographic usage with your qualified health care provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://www.journalchiromed.com/article/S1556-3707(17)30099-8/fulltext

 

 

 

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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 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:

Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.”

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

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Show Notes for April 13, 2018

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 –

  • Our new Google Plus Chiropractic Community
  • Effects of balance and proprioceptive training on total hip and knee replacement rehabilitation
  • And Finally, a Story about Movement and Manual Therapy for Adults with Arthritis

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #629 recorded April 13, 2018

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/healthbeat0629.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat has begun a Google Plus Community, located at http://bit.ly/cotchiro

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 ….

 

Google Plus Chiropractic Community

COT’s HealthBeat has begun a Google Plus Community, located at http://bit.ly/cotchiro

Please surf to our community and keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

 

Effects of balance and proprioceptive training on total hip and knee replacement rehabilitation

Balance and proprioceptive deficits are frequently persistent after total joint replacement, limiting functionality and involving altered movement patterns and difficulties in walking and maintaining postural control among patients.

The goal of this systematic review, published in the journal Gait and Posture, was to evaluate the short- and mid-term effects of proprioceptive and balance training for patients undergoing total knee and hip replacement.

Eight trials were included, involving 567 participants.

The synthesis (of the study) showed that, in clinical terms, balance trainings are a convenient complement to conventional physiotherapy care to produce an impact on balance and functionality after knee replacement.

If outcomes such as improvement in pain, knee range of movement, or patient quality of life are to be promoted, it would be advisable to explore alternative proposals specifically targeting these goals.

Further research is needed to confirm or discard the current evidence ultimately, predominantly in terms of the effects on the hips and those yielded by preoperative interventions.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.gaitposture.com/article/S0966-6362(18)30133-4/fulltext

 

 

Movement and manual therapy for adults with arthritis

The use of manual therapies (chiropractic manipulation, massage) and movement therapies (yoga, tai chi) by people with arthritis may relate to their personal characteristics, and the reported emotional and physical health outcomes may differ by type of therapy.

The objective of a 2012 study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, was to describe personal characteristics and predictors of manual and movement therapy use for people with arthritis, and to compare the use of manual versus movement therapy to improve physical and emotional health outcomes for people with arthritis.

CAM respondents with arthritis were identified from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. Data were analyzed to determine the overall percentages of CAM users, and to examine the associations between use/nonuse using multivariable linear regressions.

The study concluded that while both movement and manual therapies can have positive effects on people with arthritis, it appears that active therapies are more beneficial than passive therapies.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229917306568

 

 

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:

The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone.”

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


Show Notes for April 6, 2018

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 –

  • The Lancet Publishes Series on Low Back Pain
  • And Finally a story about Subgroups of MRI Findings and LBP Patients

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #628 recorded April 6, 2018

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/healthbeat0628.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat has begun a Google Plus Community, located at http://bit.ly/cotchiro

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 ….

 

 

The Lancet Publishes Series on Low Back Pain

Almost everyone will have low back pain at some point in their lives. It can affect anyone at any age, and it is increasing —
disability due to back pain has risen by more than 50% since 1990.

Low back pain is becoming more prevalent in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) much more rapidly than in high-income countries.

The cause is not always clear, apart from in people with, for example, malignant disease, spinal malformations, or spinal injury. Treatment varies widely around the world, from bed rest, mainly in low-income and middle-income countries, to surgery and the use of dangerous drugs such as opioids, usually in high-income countries.

The journal, The Lancet recently published three papers on low back pain, by an international group of authors, which address the issues around the disorder and call for worldwide recognition of the disability associated with the disorder and the removal of harmful practices.

Issues addressed include:

  • Psychological, social, and biophysical factors
  • Recommendations for treatment and the scarcity of research into prevention of low back pain
  • Persistence of disability associated with low back pain needs to be recognised and that it cannot be separated from social and economic factors and personal and cultural beliefs about back pain

Refer to our Show Notes for Details – http://www.thelancet.com/series/low-back-pain

http://www.thelancet.com/pb-assets/Lancet/stories/audio/lancet/2018/TL_Mar_18_low_back_pain.mp3

 

Subgroups of MRI Findings and LBP Patients

Research into the clinical importance of spinal MRI findings in patients with low back pain (LBP) has primarily focused on single imaging findings, such as Modic changes or disc degeneration, and found only weak associations with the presence of pain.

However, numerous MRI findings almost always co-exist in the lumbar spine and are often present at more than one lumbar level.

It is possible that multiple MRI findings are more strongly associated with LBP than single MRI findings.

Latent Class Analysis is a statistical method that has recently been tested and found useful for identifying latent classes (subgroups) of MRI findings within multivariable datasets.

The purpose of this study, published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, was to investigate the association between subgroups of MRI findings and the presence of LBP in people from the general population.

The study concluded that although MRI findings are common in asymptomatic people and the association between single MRI findings and LBP is often weak, the results of this study suggest that subgroups of multiple and severe lumbar MRI findings have a stronger association with LBP than those with milder degrees of degeneration.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12891-018-1978-x?site=bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com

 

Lancet Follow up

As mentioned in an earlier story, the journal, The Lancet recently published three papers on low back pain. Accompanying the release of these articles was a brief audio release by the Three series authors, as they joined The Lancet to talk about trends in diagnosis and treatment of low back pain around the world.

Following is a link to that audio. The direct link to the download can be found in our Show Notes.

http://www.thelancet.com/pb-assets/Lancet/stories/audio/lancet/2018/TL_Mar_18_low_back_pain.mp3

 

 

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: 

Leaders concentrate single-mindedly on one thing– the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.”

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