Monthly Archives: July 2020

International Framework for Red Flags for Potential Serious Spinal Pathologies

https://www.jospt.org/doi/full/10.2519/jospt.2020.9971

The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) led the development of a framework to help clinicians assess and manage people who may have serious spinal pathology. While rare, serious spinal pathology can have devastating and life-changing or life-limiting consequences, and must be identified early and managed appropriately. Red flags (signs and symptoms that might raise suspicion of serious spinal pathology) have historically been used by clinicians to identify serious spinal pathology. Currently, there is an absence of high-quality evidence for the diagnostic accuracy of most red flags. This framework is intended to provide a clinical-reasoning pathway to clarify the role of red flags. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2020;50(7):350–372. Epub 21 May 2020. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.9971


Dr. Len Faye’s New Book

I am pleased to share with everyone that a long time COT HealthBeat contributor, Dr. Len Faye, is out with his new book – Chiropractic Odyssey – A Journey of Practice, Observation and Reading Research.

The book will be published on September 15, 2020, but is now available for Pre-Order – https://www.chiropracticmentor.com/product/chiropractic-odyssey-a-journey-of-practice-observation-and-reading-research/

Dr. Faye’s new book “Chiropractic Odyssey – a journey of practice, observation and reading research” starts with him at 16 years old suffering from the Autoimmune, Polyarthritis of Rheumatic Fever that chiropractic manipulation helped his body return to normal.

He relates his experiences and the references that caused his behavioral changes that lead to busy practices in three countries, the development of MPI Seminars, writing a text book and producing video demonstrations of hundreds of palpations and their concomitant manipulations to restore function of the joints before rehabilitation.

Dr. Faye realized that denying the dogma of early chiropractic is not enough, it has to be replaced with rational research, concepts and models of practice that account for our clinical successes.

Dr. Faye has offered for a short time period, a Pre-Order special – Buy the pre-publication copy now and get a limited edition, signed, hardcover copy, at the reduced price of $69.00 with no shipping and handling:

https://www.chiropracticmentor.com/product/chiropractic-odyssey-a-journey-of-practice-observation-and-reading-research/


Show Notes for July 24, 2020

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 –

  • International Association for the Study of Pain Revised Pain Definition

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #719 recorded July 24, 2020

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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COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

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.

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And Now for some news ….

 


Revised Pain Definition

The current International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) definition of pain as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage” was recommended by the Subcommittee on Taxonomy and adopted by the IASP Council in 1979.

This definition has become accepted widely by health care professionals and researchers in the pain field and adopted by several professional, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations, including the World Health Organization.

In recent years, some in the field have reasoned that advances in our understanding of pain warrant a reevaluation of the definition and have proposed modifications.

Therefore, in 2018, the IASP formed a 14-member, multinational Presidential Task Force comprising individuals with broad expertise in clinical and basic science related to pain, to evaluate the current definition and accompanying note and recommend whether they should be retained or changed.

This review, published in the journal Pain, provides a synopsis of the critical concepts, the analysis of comments from the IASP membership and public, and the committee’s final recommendations for revisions to the definition and notes, which were discussed over a 2-year period.

The task force ultimately recommended that the definition of pain be revised to “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage,” and that the accompanying notes be updated to a bulleted list that included the etymology.

The revised definition and notes were unanimously accepted by the IASP Council early in 2020.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/pain/Abstract/9000/The_revised_International_Association_for_the.98346.aspx

 

 

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.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

The secret to success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem.”― T. Harv Eker

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for July 17, 2020

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 –

  • SMT and Pain Relief
  • And Finally, a Story about Regression of Lumbar Disc Herniation

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #718 recorded July 17, 2020

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 –

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

 

 

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

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 ….

 

SMT and Pain Relief

There is some evidence and anecdotal reports that high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) for non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) may immediately reduce pain in some patients.

The mechanism for such a change remains unclear and the evidence is conflicting.

The aim of a recent study, published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, was to seek consensus among a sample of expert manual therapists as to the possible clinical predictors that could help identify patients who are most likely to receive instant relief from NSLBP with SMT intervention.

In the study’s conclusion, Five categories; patient factors, practitioner factors, signs and symptoms of NSLBP presentation, an instrument of measurement (FABQ), and the presence of cavitation following SMT best describe the overall characteristics of the factors.

The 18 factors identified in this study can potentially be used to create an instrument of measurement for further study to predict those patients with NSLBP who will receive instantaneous relief post-SMT.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-020-00324-7

 

 

Regression of Lumbar Disc Herniation

Symptomatic disc herniation is the most common disc pathology and can result in substantial disability and poor quality of life.

A recent study published in the European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, present a male patient who was diagnosed as having lumbar disc herniation at L3/L4 and L4/L5 levels with nerve root entrapment.

The patient sought chiropractic treatment for severe back pain which lead to trouble walking. After 7 months of a medical/chiropractic intervention, complete pain relief and recovery of muscle weakness were achieved.

At 11-month follow-up, the regression of the herniated discs was documented on MR imaging. This case presentation aims to raise a reappraisal of our knowledge of intervertebral disc herniation in regard to the natural history, the components of herniated material and possible mechanisms behind hernia regression, which holds the key to treating this problem.

Through the translation of research evidence into practice, current guidelines recalibrate instructions on the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic disc herniation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ejmcm.com/fulltext/213-1593696548.pdf?1594086458

 

 

 

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:

Passion, Patience, and Persistence are the ingredients to be an entrepreneur.”
― Jawo

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, Wishing everyone to stay Safe and Healthy, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Manual Therapy and Touch

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31358458/

Introduction: The physiotherapy approach to musculoskeletal pain is currently pointing more towards a hands-off management of patients by education and exercise therapy. However, hands-on techniques still represent a core element of musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice appreciated by patients and widely taught in educational program and clinical professional development training.

Purpose: This professional issue explain why hands-on techniques may be considered a specific form of touch and outlines the importance of having a deep and wider understanding of their action mechanisms. Three aspects of the human touch, namely analgesic, affective and somatoperceptual are considered in light of the current literature.

Implications: The view of hands-on techniques as a specific form of human touch implies a change of perspective. Primarily, manual therapy techniques are based on the physical properties of the delivered stimulus (requiring knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology) as well as on the emotional properties that emerge from the sympathetic contact established with the patient. Secondarily, the manual therapists should develop relationship and communicative skills allowing this kind of touch to emerge. Thirdly, accordingly with this new perspective, the study of the multifaceted mechanisms of action of hands-on techniques requires a multidisciplinary team of researchers including specialists apparently far from the clinical field. Finally, the recognition of the therapeutic value of touch as one of the most qualifying professional acts of physiotherapists is needed and guarantees patients of its best evidence-based delivering.


New Medicare / ABN Form

New ABN Form is Here