Show Notes for May 25, 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 –

  • Update to Story about Classification System for Spinal MUA
  • Imaging for low back pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Physical activity levels in adults after pedometer-based walking interventions

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #633 recorded May 25, 2018

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Update to Episode #626

In Episode #626, originally airing on March 16, 2018, related to a paper by Drs. Cerf and Bowman, entitled Outcomes indicators and a risk classification system for spinal manipulation under anesthesia, we erroneously left out the correct journal the paper was published in.

The correct journal is Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-018-0177-z

 

 

Imaging for low back pain: Is clinical use consistent with Guidelines?

The problem of imaging patients with low back pain (LBP) when it is not indicated is well recognised. The converse is also possible, although rarely considered. The extent of these two problems is presently unclear.

The purpose of a recent study, published in The Spine Journal, was to estimate how commonly overuse, and also underuse, of imaging occurs in the management of LBP, and how appropriate use of imaging is assessed.

The study concluded that inappropriate imaging is common in LBP management, including both overuse in those where imaging is not indicated and underuse of imaging when it is indicated.

Appreciating that both underuse and overuse can occur is fundamental to efforts to improve imaging practice to align with current guidelines and best evidence.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430(18)30203-1/pdf

 

 

 

Physical Activity Levels in Adults after Pedometer-Based Walking Interventions

Physical inactivity is an important cause of noncommunicable diseases.

Interventions can increase short-term physical activity (PA), but health benefits require maintenance. Few interventions have evaluated PA objectively beyond 12 months.

The authors of a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, followed up two pedometer interventions with positive 12-month effects to examine objective PA levels at 3–4 years.

The study concluded that intervention participants followed up from both trials demonstrated higher levels of objectively measured PA at 3–4 years than controls, similar to previously reported 12-month trial effects.

Pedometer interventions, delivered by post or with nurse support, can help address the public health physical inactivity challenge.

As always, discuss all Exercise recommendations with your Qualified health care provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002526

 

 

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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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