Monthly Archives: June 2018

Show Notes for June 8, 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 impact of low back pain on health-related quality of life in old age
  • And Finally, a Story about Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain

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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #635 recorded June 8, 2018

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The impact of low back pain on health-related quality of life in old age

The aim of a recent study published in the European Spine Journal, was to investigate the effects of low back pain (LBP), i.e., type of symptoms, activity limitations, frequency, duration, and severity on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a sample of 707 community-dwelling men and women aged ≥ 65 years living in Switzerland.

The study is part of a larger survey conducted in Switzerland on a sample of older adults selected randomly from population records, stratified by age and sex.

The Standardized Back Pain Definition was used to investigate LBP, and HRQoL was assessed by means of the EQ-5D, including Health Utility Index (HUI) measures.

The study concluded that these results provide further insight into the impact of qualitative aspects of LBP and in particular the importance of radiating leg pain and pain frequency and duration.

While LBP-related activity limitations had little impact on both self-rated overall health and HUI, radiating leg pain and pain frequency and duration were associated with significantly decreased scores on both dimensions.

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Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain

Mobilization and manipulation therapies are widely used to benefit patients with chronic low back pain. However, questions remain about their efficacy, dosing, safety, and how these approaches compare with other therapies.

A recent study, published in The Spine Journal, aims to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of various mobilization and manipulation therapies for treatment of chronic low back pain.

The present study measures self-reported pain, function, health-related quality of life, and adverse events.

Fifty-one trials were included in the systematic review. Nine trials (1,176 patients) provided sufficient data and were judged similar enough to be pooled for meta-analysis.

Studies comparing manipulation or mobilization with sham or no treatment were too few or too heterogeneous to allow for pooling as were studies examining relationships between dose and outcomes.

Few studies assessed health-related quality of life. Twenty-six of 51 trials were multimodal studies and narratively described.

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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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