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

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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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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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