Category Archives: Chiropractic

Show Notes for June 23, 2017

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 –

  • Genetic Links to Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • And Finally, a story about the Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by Spinal Manipulative Therapy

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #596 recorded June 23, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0596.mp3

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 ….

 

 

Genetic Links to Idiopathic Scoliosis

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) has been associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in several studies with limited sample size and inconsistent outcomes.

The authors of a recent study published in the European Spine Journal performed a meta-analysis to assess the precise association between IGF1 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

The study concluded that IGF1 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) is not significant associated with susceptibility to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in either Asian or Caucasian populations.

However, Insulin-like growth factor 1 gene rs5742612 may be associated with severity of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Further studies with larger sample size and different population groups involving the relationship are required to confirm the potential association.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-016-4742-7?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals

 

The Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by SMT

The aim of the present study published in the journal Neuroscience, was to determine whether thoracic spinal manipulation (SM) decreases temporal summation of back pain.

The study comprised two controlled experiments including 16 and 15 healthy participants, respectively.

Each study included six sessions during which painful or non-painful electrical stimulations were delivered in three conditions:

(1) control
(2) light mechanical stimulus (MS) or
(3) spinal manipulation.

Electrical stimulation was applied on the thoracic spine (T4), in the area where SM and MS were performed.

The study concluded that these results indicate that spinal manipulation produces specific inhibitory effects on temporal summation of back pain, consistent with the involvement of a spinal anti-nociceptive mechanism in clinical pain relief by spinal manipulation.

This provides the first mechanistic evidence of back pain relief by spinal manipulation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28288900/

 

 

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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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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:

People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”
– Rob Siltanen

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


Show Notes for June 9, 2017

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 –

  • Pain Sensitization and Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • And Finally, a Story about Food groups and risk of all-cause mortality

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #595 recorded June 9, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0595.mp3

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 ….

 

Pain Sensitization and Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pain sensitization may contribute to pain severity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), impacting assessment of disease activity.

The authors of a recent study published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, examined whether pain processing mechanisms were associated with disease activity among RA patients with active disease.

The study concluded that high pain sensitization is associated with elevations in disease activity measures.

Longitudinal studies are underway to elucidate the cause-effect relationships between pain sensitization and inflammatory disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.23266/abstract

http://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/arthritis/65071

 

Food groups and risk of all-cause mortality

Suboptimal diet is one of the most important factors in preventing early death and disability worldwide.

The aim of a recent meta-analysis, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was to synthesize the knowledge about the relation between intake of 12 major food groups, including whole grains, refined grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, eggs, dairy, fish, red meat, processed meat, and sugar-sweetened beverages, with risk of all-cause mortality.

The results of the study found that with increasing intake (for each daily serving) of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish, the risk of all-cause mortality decreased;

Higher intake of red meat and processed meat was associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality in a linear dose-response meta-analysis.

A clear indication of nonlinearity was seen for the relations between vegetables, fruits, nuts, and dairy and all-cause mortality.

The study concluded that optimal consumption of risk-decreasing foods results in a 56% reduction of all-cause mortality, whereas consumption of risk-increasing foods is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality.

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

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2017/04/26/ajcn.117.153148.abstract

 

 

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 and Yahoo links.

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:

If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”
– Steve Jobs

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


Show Notes for June 2, 2017

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 –

  • Smoking and Arthritis
  • And Finally, a Story about Spinal Manipulation and Adverse Effects

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #594 recorded June 2, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0594.mp3

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 ….

 

 

Smoking and Arthritis

Smoking was a strong predictor of more severe disease in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), with people who had ever smoked having worse disease activity and worse quality of life than those who had never smoked, researchers reported.

In addition, current smokers fared worse than those who had quit, according to researchers from the University of Liverpool.

People who had ever smoked had evidence of worse disease across the measures, after adjusting for age, sex, BMI, and HLA-B27 status, Zhao reported. For example, on the BASDAI, ever smokers had 1 unit score worse disease activity compared to people who had never smoked.

Furthermore, people who had quit smoking had better disease activity than those who continued to smoke.

These study findings provide yet another reason to encourage patients with AxSpA to quit smoking, and to do so before they accumulate a large number of pack-years.

In a related story, it was found that around 1 in 5 people with axial spondyloarthritis meet the criteria for fibromyalgia, and this group fared worse on multiple measures of disease severity and disability, researchers reported here.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

http://www.medpagetoday.com/mastery-of-medicine/rheumatology-mastery-in-as/64849

http://www.medpagetoday.com/mastery-of-medicine/rheumatology-mastery-in-as/64863

 

Spinal Manipulation and Adverse Effects

Unlike pharmacological randomized controlled trials (RCTs), manual-therapy RCTs do not always report adverse events (AEs).

The few manual-therapy randomized controlled trials that provide information on AEs are frequently without details, such as the type and-, severity of the AE and reason for withdrawal.

A recent study was published in the journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice to prospectively report all adverse events in a chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (CSMT) randomized controlled trials.

Adverse events were assessed in 703 sessions, with 355 in the chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy group and 348 in the placebo group.

Local tenderness was the most common adverse events, and tiredness on the intervention day was reported.

The study concluded that adverse events were mild and transient, and severe or serious adverse events were not observed.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.mskscienceandpractice.com/article/S2468-7812(17)30054-1/pdf

 

 
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 and Yahoo links.

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:

It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.”
– Inspirational Quote By Vince Lombardi

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


Show Notes for May 26, 2017

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 –

  • Updated Medicare E&M Guidelines
  • And Finally, a Story about Energy Drinks and Cardiac Changes

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #593 recorded May 25, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0593.mp3

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 ….

 

Updated Medicare E&M Guidelines

NGS, National Government Services, a Medicare Contractor, is informing Part B providers of an upcoming change to E&M examination expectations for expanded problem focused and detailed CPT coding.

This change had previously been considered and will now be effective for services performed on and after 7/1/2017.

This change is in response to numerous provider requests for clarification on current examination requirements for these two levels of coding.

Citing the same scope of examination for both levels has led to frequent provider confusion on documentation requirements and coding selections, as well as a degree of subjectivity in reviewing medical records for these services.

This change will eliminate the confusion and bring NGS into alignment with other CMS-sponsored review entities.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links and Full Details – http://bit.ly/2pIKnCZ

 

 


Energy Drinks and Cardiac Changes

Caffeine in doses <400 mg is typically not considered arrhythmogenic, meaning capable of producing cardiac arrhythmias, but little is known about the additional ingredients in energy drinks.

The authors of a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, evaluated the ECG and blood pressure (BP) effects of high‐volume energy drink consumption compared with caffeine alone.

This was a randomized, double‐blind, controlled, crossover study in 18 young, healthy volunteers. Participants consumed either 946 mL (32 ounces) of energy drink or caffeinated control drink, both of which contained 320 mg of caffeine, separated by a 6‐day washout period.

ECG, peripheral BP, and central BP measurements were obtained at baseline and 1, 2, 4, 6, and 24 hours post study drink consumption.

The study concluded that the corrected QT interval and systolic BP were significantly higher post high‐volume energy drink consumption when compared with caffeine alone.

Larger clinical trials validating these findings and evaluation of
non-caffeine ingredients within energy drinks are warranted.

As always, discuss all Nutritional related recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Professional.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/6/5/e004448

http://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/dietnutrition/64812

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/arrhythmogenic

Teenager Dies – http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/15/health/teen-death-caffeine/

 

 

 

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 and Yahoo links.

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:

You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”
– Unknown

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


Show Notes for May 12, 2017

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 –

  • Study Links Failed Back Surgery Syndrome to Fibromyalgia
  • And Finally, a Story about Evidence in Favor of Spinal Manipulation

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #592 recorded May 12, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0592.mp3

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 ….

 

 

Study Links Failed Back Surgery Syndrome to Fibromyalgia

A new study shows that one in four patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) also has a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

According to the retrospective analysis, patients with FBSS and fibromyalgia also had more surgeries than patients with FBSS alone.

The association between fibromyalgia and FBSS is significant, the authors noted, with 25% of FBSS patients having a diagnosis of fibromyalgia compared with 1.75% in the general population

According to the data, 49% of patients diagnosed with both fibromyalgia and FBSS had undergone at least four surgeries.

For patients without a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, however, that rate was only 30.5%.

The study concluded that:

  • Association between FM and FBSS is significant, with 25% of FBSS patients having a diagnosis of FM versus 1.75% in the general population. [2]
  • Patients with FM have more (a larger number of )surgeries, in a larger variety.
  • Some patients with central sensitization undergo a high number of procedures in an effort to decrease their symptoms. Yet, given the central, rather than peripheral cause of their pain, surgeries are less likely to meet expectations.
  • Surgery can lead to worsening pain as acute phase nociceptors lead to neuroplasticity with decrease of inhibitory neurons and increase in nociceptive signals. [3]
  • The impact of FBSS is tremendous, with direct costs ranging between $30,000-40,000 per patient, [4] high incidence of disability, decreased quality of living, and unemployment. Given increasing rates of lumbar surgeries and high rates of failure, it is critical to identify patients with FM prior to surgery and educate them regarding worsening symptoms and realistic expectations.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.painmedicinenews.com/Clinical-Pain-Medicine/Article/04-17/Study-Links-Failed-Back-Surgery-Syndrome-to-Fibromyalgia/40805

http://epostersonline.s3.amazonaws.com/asrapain16/asrapain16.0dc02f5.NORMAL.pdf

 

 

 

Evidence in Favor of Spinal Manipulation

A recent article in the NY Times published a positive article about Chiropractic and Spinal Manipulation.

About two of every three people will probably experience significant low back pain at some point.  For initial treatment of lower back pain, it may be time for me (and other physicians) to rethink these biases.

Spinal manipulation — along with other less traditional therapies like heat, meditation and acupuncture — seems to be as effective as many other more medical therapies we prescribe, and as safe, if not safer.

Researchers have been looking at the evidence supporting spinal manipulation for some time. Almost 35 years ago, a systematic review evaluated the available research, most of which was judged to be low in quality, and found that there might be some short-term benefits from the procedure.

Two reviews from 2003 agreed for the most part, finding that spinal manipulation worked better than a “sham procedure”, or placebo, but no better or worse than other options.

Almost a decade later, a Cochrane review assessed the literature once more, and found 12 new trials had been conducted. This review was more damning. It found that spinal manipulation was no better than sham interventions.

In February 2017, in Annals of Internal Medicine, another systematic review of nonpharmacologic therapies generally agreed with the other recent trials.

Based upon this review, and other evidence, the American College of Physicians released new clinical practice guidelines for the noninvasive treatment of subacute back pain.

They recommended that patients should try heat, massage, acupuncture or spinal manipulation as first-line therapies.

As always, discuss all Spinal Related issues with your Doctor of Chiropractic.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://nyti.ms/2pmHRAz

http://annals.org/aim/article/2603230/nonpharmacologic-therapies-low-back-pain-systematic-review-american-college-physicians

 

 

 

 

 

 

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– Will Rogers

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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Show Notes for May 5, 2017

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 –

  • Updated Medicare ABN Form
  • And Finally, a Story about Sex-Based Differences in Cardiometabolic Biomarkers

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #591 recorded May 5, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0591.mp3

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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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 ….

 

 

Updated Medicare ABN Form

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on March 28 that the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) Form and instructions were approved for renewal.

The effective date for use of the updated ABN form rapidly approaching.

CMS has made the updated documents available on their web site.

For information specific to chiropractic use of the ABN, please visit ACA’s ABN webpage.

Be sure to download the new ABN from the CMS.gov website to start using as of its’ effective date. It is the form with the 2020 expiration date.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

NYSCA Alert (See CMS site for updated Effective Date information) – http://www.nysca.com/?id=1203

https://www.cms.gov/MEDICARE/medicare-general-information/bni/abn.html

https://www.acatoday.org/Medicare

 

 

Sex-Based Differences in Cardiometabolic Biomarkers

Few data are available comparing cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarker profiles between women and men in the general population.

The authors of a recent study published in the journal Circulation, analyzed sex-based differences in multiple biomarkers reflecting distinct pathophysiological pathways, accounting for differences between women and men in CVD risk factors, body composition, and cardiac morphology.

A cross-sectional analysis was performed using data from the Dallas Heart Study, a multiethnic population-based study. Associations between sex and 30 distinct biomarkers representative of 6 pathophysiological categories were evaluated.

The study concluded that biomarker profiles differ significantly between women and men in the general population. Sex differences were most apparent for biomarkers of adiposity, endothelial dysfunction, inflammatory cell recruitment, and cardiac stress and injury.

Future studies are needed to characterize whether pathophysiological processes delineated by these biomarkers contribute to sex-based differences in the development and complications of CVD.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28153991

 

 

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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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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees The Opportunity In Every Difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

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


Show Notes for April 28, 2017

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 –

  • Eating Fruit Protects against Diabetes
  • And Finally, a Story about Gluteal Tendinopathy

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #590 recorded April 28, 2017.

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 – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0590.mp3

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.

 

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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 ….

 

 

 

 

Eating Fruit Protects against Diabetes

A recent study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, looked at the relationship of eating Fruit and how it Protects Against Diabetes.

Eating fresh fruit every day was linked with a lower risk for diabetes and diabetes-related vascular complications in a Chinese epidemiological study that included half a million people.

Among individuals without diabetes at baseline, daily fruit consumption was associated with a 12% lower risk for getting diabetes compared to never or rarely eating fresh fruit.

As for the possible mechanisms underlying the study’s findings, the natural sugars in fruit may not be metabolized in the same way as refined sugars, according to investigators.

In addition, fruit is a good source of dietary fiber, minerals, and antioxidants, “which may work synergistically to confer several benefits on metabolism and modulation of the composition and metabolic activity of gut microbiota, which could reduce the risk of diabetes as well as of vascular complications among those who have already developed diabetes.”

Limitations of the study included that its dietary questionnaire was not validated against another reference method, and that it did not distinguish among different types of fruit the participants consumed.

The study provides “strong evidence in support of current dietary guidelines that fresh fruit consumption should be recommended for all, including those with diabetes,” the investigators concluded.

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

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.medpagetoday.com/endocrinology/diabetes/64493

 

Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal tendinopathy (GT) is a source of lateral hip pain, yet common clinical diagnostic tests have limited validity.

Patients with Gluteal tendinopathy are often misdiagnosed, resulting in inappropriate management, including surgery.

A recent study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, determined the diagnostic utility of clinical tests for Gluteal tendinopathy, using MRI as the reference standard.

65 participants with lateral hip pain were examined to evaluate the ability of clinical tests to detect MRI-determined Gluteal tendinopathy (an increase in intratendinous signal intensity on T2-weighted images).

Palpation of the greater trochanter and several clinical pain provocation tests applying compressive and tensile loads on the gluteal tendons were investigated.

MRI <findings> of the painful hip, was examined by a radiologist, blind to clinical findings.

The study concluded that keeping in mind that the sample size was small (i.e., possibly underpowered for indices of diagnostic utility with low precision), the results of this study indicate that a patient who reports lateral hip pain within 30 s of single-leg-standing is very likely to have Gluteal tendinopathy.

Patients with lateral hip pain who are not palpably tender over the greater trochanter are unlikely to have MRI-detected Gluteal tendinopathy.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876435?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=103575MJ

 

 

 

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

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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:

The Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”
-Walt Disney

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