Monthly Archives: February 2019

Show Notes for March 1, 2019

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 –

  • Multisite joint pain in Australian women and psychosocial health
  • And Finally, a Story about Smoking and Pain Intensity

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #664 recorded March 1, 2019

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Multisite joint pain in Australian women and psychosocial health

A recent study was published in the journal Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, to look at multisite joint pain in Australian women.

Musculoskeletal pain frequently occurs in more than one body region, with up to 80% of adults reporting more than one joint pain site in the last 12 months.

Older people and females are known to be more susceptible to multiple joint pain sites, however the association of multisite joint pain with physical and psychosocial functions in this population are unknown.

The study concluded that over one-third of older women in our sample had >5 painful joints in the last month. These women demonstrated significantly poorer psychosocial health, and increased medication use, than women with no or fewer sites of joint pain.

Many women with multisite joint pain were still in the workforce, even when nearing retirement age.

This study has important implications for future research into musculoskeletal pain, particularly in regards to women’s health and wellbeing, and for clinical practice where there should be increased awareness of the implications of concurrent, multisite joint pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-018-0224-9

 

 

Smoking and Pain Intensity

Smoking cigarettes is prevalent among individuals with chronic pain. Some studies indicate nicotine reduces pain and others suggest it may cause or exacerbate pain.

Participants in this cross-sectional study, published in the Journal of Pain, were 151 chronic pain patients from a large, urban VA medical center.

Patients were divided into 3 groups:

  1. nonsmokers;
  2. smokers who deny using cigarettes to cope with pain; and
  3. smokers who report using cigarettes to cope with pain.

Patients who reported smoking as a coping strategy for chronic pain scored significantly worse compared with the other 2 groups on the majority of measures of pain-related outcome. Nonsmokers and smokers who denied smoking to cope did not differ on any variable examined.

This paper describes the relationship between smoking cigarettes as a mechanism to cope with chronic pain and pain-related outcome.

Understanding this relationship may illuminate the broader relationship between smoking and chronic pain and provide new directions for effective interdisciplinary pain treatment.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(11)00908-4/fulltext

 

 

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Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

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


Chiropractic Care and Stroke Patients

Click to access s41598-019-39577-5.pdf

The objective of a recent study published in Scientific Reports, was to investigate whether a single session of chiropractic care could increase strength in weak plantar flexor muscles in chronic stroke patients.

Maximum voluntary contractions (strength) of the plantar flexors, soleus evoked V-waves (cortical drive), and H-reflexes were recorded in 12 chronic stroke patients, with plantar flexor muscle weakness, using a randomized controlled crossover design.

Outcomes were assessed pre and post a chiropractic care intervention and a passive movement control.

Following the chiropractic care intervention there was a significant increase in strength compared to the control intervention. There was a significant strength decrease of after the control intervention. There were no other significant differences.

The study found that further research is required to investigate the longer term and potential functional effects of chiropractic care in stroke recovery.


SMT and Region Specific Effects

SMT and Region Specific Effects

The purpose of this study was to analyze the immediate effects of a single, region-specific spinal manipulation defined during the clinical examination versus a single non–region-specific spinal manipulation (applied on an upper thoracic vertebra) in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain for the outcome measures of pain intensity and pressure pain threshold at the time of the assessment.

https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/93/6/748/2735350


Genome-wide association study of body fat distribution identifies adiposity loci and sex-specific genetic effects

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-08000-4

Body mass and body fat composition are of clinical interest due to their links to cardiovascular- and metabolic diseases.

Fat stored in the trunk has been suggested to be more pathogenic compared to fat stored in other compartments. In this study, we perform genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for the proportion of body fat distributed to the arms, legs and trunk estimated from segmental bio-electrical impedance analysis (sBIA) for 362,499 individuals from the UK Biobank. 98 independent associations with body fat distribution are identified, 29 that have not previously been associated with anthropometric traits.

A high degree of sex-heterogeneity is observed and the effects of 37 associated variants are stronger in females compared to males. Our findings also implicate that body fat distribution in females involves mesenchyme derived tissues and cell types, female endocrine tissues as well as extracellular matrix maintenance and remodeling.

 


Skin Examinations

https://www.ifm.org/news-insights/nut-skin-say-overall-health/


Show Notes for February 15, 2019

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 –

  • Effectiveness of Nonsurgical Treatment Methods in Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • And Finally, a Story about Neural Responses to Physical Characteristics of a High-velocity, Low-amplitude Spinal Manipulation

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #663 recorded February 15, 2019

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 –

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Direct – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0663.mp3

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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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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Effectiveness of Nonsurgical Treatment Methods in Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

A recent study by Drs. Carl Ammendolia, Michael Schneider and Donald Murphy, looked at the comparative effectiveness of 3 types of nonsurgical treatment options for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).

The study was published in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In a randomized clinical trial of 259 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, all groups (medical care, group exercise, and manual therapy/individualized exercise) showed improvement in self-reported pain/function and walking capacity at 2 months and 6 months.

The manual therapy group had a greater proportion of responders at 2 months, but there were no between-group differences in responder rates at 6 months.

The study concluded that a combination of manual therapy/individualized exercise provides greater short-term improvement in symptoms and physical function and walking capacity than medical care or group exercises, although all 3 interventions were associated with improvements in long-term walking capacity.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2720073

 

 

 

Neural Responses to Physical Characteristics of a High-velocity, Low-amplitude Spinal Manipulation – Effect of Thrust Direction

A recent study was published in the journal Spine, to determine how thrust direction of an HVLA-SM affects neural input from back musculature.

Electrophysiological recordings were obtained from proprioceptors in deep lumbar paraspinal muscles of anesthetized cats during high-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulation (HVLA-SM).

A clinician’s ability to apply the thrust of an HVLA-SM in a specified direction is considered an important component of its optimal delivery. However, previous biomechanical studies indicate that the shear force component of the thrust vector is not actually transmitted to paraspinal tissues deep to the thoracolumbar fascia because the skin–fascia interface is frictionless.

The study concluded that the shear force component of an HVLA-SM’s thrust vector is not transmitted to the underlying vertebra sufficient to activate muscle spindles of the attached muscles.

Implications for clinical practice and clinical research are discussed.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2018/01010/Neural_Responses_to_Physical_Characteristics_of_a.2.aspx

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote: 

Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.”
― Marianne Williamson

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

 


Show Notes for February 8, 2019

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 –

  • Fasting Imparts a Switch to Alternative Daily Pathways in Liver and Muscle
  • And Finally, a Story about Spinal Stenosis and Frailty

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #662 recorded February 8, 2019

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

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

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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.

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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 ….

 

Fasting Imparts a Switch to Alternative Daily Pathways in Liver and Muscle

Various versions of the intermittent fasting diet appear to have weight loss benefits. A new study investigating why they work concludes that circadian rhythms are key.

As its name implies, intermittent fasting involves eating nothing for extended periods of time.

Recently, a group of scientists at the University of California, Irvine investigated the impact of fasting on our circadian clock.

A recent study, published in the journal Cell Reports, reveal that fasting affects peripheral circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle. Fasting operates by influencing the circadian clock and fasting-sensitive transcription factors, thereby cooperatively achieving fasting- specific temporal gene regulation.

The study concluded that fasting imposes specialized dynamics of transcriptional coordination between the clock and nutrient-sensitive pathways, thereby achieving a switch to fasting-specific temporal gene regulation.

As always, discuss all Nutritional Recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show notes for Links – https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324207.php

https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/pdfExtended/S2211-1247(18)31868-0

 

 

Spinal Stenosis and Frailty

The European Spine Journal recently published a study to investigate the prevalence of frailty in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and a propensity score-matched control group, and to analyze the association between symptomatic LSS and frailty.

This study included 2 groups: 1 consisting of patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS group) and the other including healthy elderly subjects without degenerative spinal disease (control group).

The study concluded that the present study highlights a strong association between symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis and frailty. Furthermore, symptom severity and disability caused by lumbar spinal stenosis are significantly related to frailty.

Therefore, early detection and appropriate treatment for frailty in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis is important.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-018-5710-1

 

 

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.

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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 an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

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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:

 Gratitude opens the door to…the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.”

― Deepak Chopra

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


Lumbar Spinal Stenosis – Tx Effectiveness

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2720073


Spinal Stenosis and Frailty

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-018-5710-1


Biomechanics Research

https://www.aecc.ac.uk/research/latest-research/clinical-biomechanics/

The Centre for Biomechanics Research is rapidly growing, focusing on multidisciplinary research into the dynamics of the human spine and other multi-joint systems.