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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

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/healthbeat0633.mp3

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

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

COTs HealthBeat Notes with Audio can be accessed here – http://bit.ly/cothealthbeatnotes

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 ….

 

 

Google Plus Chiropractic Community

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

Please surf to our community and keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

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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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:

Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future oriented. They focus on getting the job done.”

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

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Show Notes for May 11, 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 –

  • Spinal Manipulation and Exercise for Low Back Pain in Adolescents
  • And Finally, a Story about The Global Spine Care Initiative 

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #632 recorded May 11, 2018

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/healthbeat0632.mp3

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

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

COTs HealthBeat Notes with Audio can be accessed here – http://bit.ly/cothealthbeatnotes

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 ….

 

 

Google Plus Chiropractic Community

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

Please surf to our community and keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

 

Spinal Manipulation and Exercise for Low Back Pain in Adolescents

Low back pain (LBP) is common in adolescence but there is a paucity of high quality research to inform care.

The authors of a recent study, published in the journal PAIN, conducted a multicenter randomized trial comparing 12 weeks of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) combined with exercise therapy (ET) to ET alone.

Participants were 185 adolescents aged 12-18 years with chronic LBP.

The study concluded that for adolescents with chronic LBP, spinal manipulation combined with exercise was more effective than exercise alone over a one-year period, with the largest differences occurring at six months.

These findings warrant replication and evaluation of cost-effectiveness.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/pain/Abstract/publishahead/Spinal_Manipulation_and_Exercise_for_Low_Back_Pain.98997.aspx

 

 

The Global Spine Care Initiative

The purpose of a recent review, published in the European Spine Journal, was to develop recommendations for the management of spinal disorders in low-income communities, with a focus on non-invasive pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for non-specific low back and neck pain.

The authors synthesized two evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of low back and neck pain. The recommendations considered benefits, harms, quality of evidence, and costs, with attention to feasibility in medically underserved areas and low- and middle-income countries.

Results of the review found that clinicians should provide education and reassurance, advise patients to remain active, and provide information about self-care options.

Clinicians should not offer treatments that are not effective.

The review concluded that guidelines developed for high-income settings were adapted to inform a care pathway and model of care for medically underserved areas and low- and middle-income countries by considering factors such as costs and feasibility, in addition to benefits, harms, and the quality of underlying evidence.

The selection of recommended conservative treatments must be finalized through discussion with the involved community and based on a biopsychosocial approach. Decision determinants for selecting recommended treatments include costs, availability of interventions, and cultural and patient preferences.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00586-017-5433-8

 

 

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:

Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.”

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


Show Notes for May 4, 2018

ello 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 –

  • Positive age beliefs protection against dementia
  • And Finally, a Story about Clinical Practice Guidelines for LBP

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #631 recorded May 4, 2018

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/healthbeat0631.mp3

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

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

COTs HealthBeat Notes with Audio can be accessed here – http://bit.ly/cothealthbeatnotes

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 ….

 

Google Plus Chiropractic Community

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

Please surf to our community and keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

 

Positive age beliefs protection against dementia

One of the strongest risk factors for dementia is the ε4 variant of the APOE gene. Yet, many who carry it never develop dementia.

A recent study, published in PLOS One, examined for the first time whether positive age beliefs that are acquired from the culture may reduce the risk of developing dementia among older individuals, including those who are APOE ε4 carriers.

The cohort consisted of 4,765 Health and Retirement Study participants who were aged 60 or older and dementia-free at baseline. As predicted, in the total sample those with positive age beliefs at baseline were significantly less likely to develop dementia, after adjusting for relevant covariates.

Among those with APOE ε4, those with positive age beliefs were 49.8% less likely to develop dementia than those with negative age beliefs.

The study concluded that the results of this study suggest that positive age beliefs, which are modifiable and have been found to reduce stress, can act as a protective factor, even for older individuals at high risk of dementia.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0191004

 

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines for LBP

Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are designed to ensure that evidence-based treatment is easily put into action. Whether patients and clinicians follow these guidelines is equivocal.

The objectives of a recent study, published in The Spine Journal, were to examine how many patients complaining of low back pain (LBP) underwent evidence-based medical interventional treatment in line with Clinical practice guidelines recommendations before consultation with a spine surgeon, and to evaluate any associations between adherence to Clinical practice guidelines recommendations and baseline factors.

The study concluded that Evidence-based medical interventional treatments for patients with LBP are not being taken advantage of before spine surgery consultation.

If more patients were to undertake CPG-endorsed conservative modalities, it may result in fewer unnecessary referrals from primary care physicians, and patients might not deteriorate as much while lingering on long wait lists.

Further studies incorporating knowledge translation or health system pathway changes are necessary.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1529943017309762

 
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:

Leadership is more who you are than what you do.”

May the 4th Be With You!

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


Show Notes for April 27, 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 –

  • COTs Chiropractic Google Community
  • Central sensitization and the biopsychosocial approach to understanding pain
  • And Finally, a Story about the Relationship Between Radiographic Lumbosacral Spine Mensuration and Chronic Low Back Pain Intensity

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #630 recorded April 27, 2018

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/healthbeat0630.mp3

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

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

COTs HealthBeat Notes with Audio can be accessed here – http://bit.ly/cothealthbeatnotes

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 ….

 


Google Plus Chiropractic Community

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

Please surf to our community and keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

 

Central Sensitization and the Biopsychosocial approach to understanding pain

Medical interventions alone have been largely unsuccessful in treating and curing disorders characterized by chronic pain like central sensitivity syndromes (CSS; e.g., fibromyalgia, chronic migraine, temporomandibular disorders, irritable bowel syndrome).

In a recent article, published by Wiley Online Library, the authors discuss how a biopsychosocial perspective adds to understanding people’s experiences with chronic pain.

A biopsychosocial perspective examines how biological, psychological, social, and contextual factors work independently and jointly to influence the experience, maintenance, and exacerbation of central sensitivity syndromes and their symptoms.

The authors highlight several key psychological and social factors relevant to many people who live with central sensitivity syndromes, while also emphasizing the heterogeneity in people’s experiences, life courses, and symptoms.

Furthermore, the authors emphasize that the psychological, social, and contextual factors that the authors include are best characterized as contributors to chronic pain experience rather than causes of it.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jabr.12125

http://www.instituteforchronicpain.org/understanding-chronic-pain/what-is-chronic-pain/central-sensitization

 

 

Relationship Between Radiographic Lumbosacral Spine Mensuration and Chronic Low Back Pain Intensity

The purpose of a recent study, published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, was to investigate correlative factors affecting chronic low back pain (CLBP), with special emphasis on the radiographic postural findings in the sagittal lumbosacral spine.

Standing lateral lumbar spine radiographs from 352 patients with CLBP enrolled in a randomized trial were analyzed and radiographic mensuration of lumbar lordosis, lumbosacral disc angle, and sacral inclination performed.

These angles were correlated with baseline variables, including CLBP intensity, age, and sex.

This study determined that there was no correlation between lumbar lordosis and pain levels for people with CLBP; thus, use of lumbar spine radiographic mensuration in the management of pain for people with CLBP is not recommended.

As always, discuss all diagnostic methodology and current research into radiographic usage with your qualified health care provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://www.journalchiromed.com/article/S1556-3707(17)30099-8/fulltext

 

 

 

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:

Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.”

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


Show Notes for April 13, 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 –

  • Our new Google Plus Chiropractic Community
  • Effects of balance and proprioceptive training on total hip and knee replacement rehabilitation
  • And Finally, a Story about Movement and Manual Therapy for Adults with Arthritis

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #629 recorded April 13, 2018

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/healthbeat0629.mp3

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

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 ….

 

Google Plus Chiropractic Community

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

Please surf to our community and keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

 

Effects of balance and proprioceptive training on total hip and knee replacement rehabilitation

Balance and proprioceptive deficits are frequently persistent after total joint replacement, limiting functionality and involving altered movement patterns and difficulties in walking and maintaining postural control among patients.

The goal of this systematic review, published in the journal Gait and Posture, was to evaluate the short- and mid-term effects of proprioceptive and balance training for patients undergoing total knee and hip replacement.

Eight trials were included, involving 567 participants.

The synthesis (of the study) showed that, in clinical terms, balance trainings are a convenient complement to conventional physiotherapy care to produce an impact on balance and functionality after knee replacement.

If outcomes such as improvement in pain, knee range of movement, or patient quality of life are to be promoted, it would be advisable to explore alternative proposals specifically targeting these goals.

Further research is needed to confirm or discard the current evidence ultimately, predominantly in terms of the effects on the hips and those yielded by preoperative interventions.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.gaitposture.com/article/S0966-6362(18)30133-4/fulltext

 

 

Movement and manual therapy for adults with arthritis

The use of manual therapies (chiropractic manipulation, massage) and movement therapies (yoga, tai chi) by people with arthritis may relate to their personal characteristics, and the reported emotional and physical health outcomes may differ by type of therapy.

The objective of a 2012 study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, was to describe personal characteristics and predictors of manual and movement therapy use for people with arthritis, and to compare the use of manual versus movement therapy to improve physical and emotional health outcomes for people with arthritis.

CAM respondents with arthritis were identified from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. Data were analyzed to determine the overall percentages of CAM users, and to examine the associations between use/nonuse using multivariable linear regressions.

The study concluded that while both movement and manual therapies can have positive effects on people with arthritis, it appears that active therapies are more beneficial than passive therapies.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229917306568

 

 

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The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone.”

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Show Notes for April 6, 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 Lancet Publishes Series on Low Back Pain
  • And Finally a story about Subgroups of MRI Findings and LBP Patients

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #628 recorded April 6, 2018

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/healthbeat0628.mp3

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.

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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

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

The Lancet Publishes Series on Low Back Pain

Almost everyone will have low back pain at some point in their lives. It can affect anyone at any age, and it is increasing —
disability due to back pain has risen by more than 50% since 1990.

Low back pain is becoming more prevalent in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) much more rapidly than in high-income countries.

The cause is not always clear, apart from in people with, for example, malignant disease, spinal malformations, or spinal injury. Treatment varies widely around the world, from bed rest, mainly in low-income and middle-income countries, to surgery and the use of dangerous drugs such as opioids, usually in high-income countries.

The journal, The Lancet recently published three papers on low back pain, by an international group of authors, which address the issues around the disorder and call for worldwide recognition of the disability associated with the disorder and the removal of harmful practices.

Issues addressed include:

  • Psychological, social, and biophysical factors
  • Recommendations for treatment and the scarcity of research into prevention of low back pain
  • Persistence of disability associated with low back pain needs to be recognised and that it cannot be separated from social and economic factors and personal and cultural beliefs about back pain

Refer to our Show Notes for Details – http://www.thelancet.com/series/low-back-pain

http://www.thelancet.com/pb-assets/Lancet/stories/audio/lancet/2018/TL_Mar_18_low_back_pain.mp3

 

Subgroups of MRI Findings and LBP Patients

Research into the clinical importance of spinal MRI findings in patients with low back pain (LBP) has primarily focused on single imaging findings, such as Modic changes or disc degeneration, and found only weak associations with the presence of pain.

However, numerous MRI findings almost always co-exist in the lumbar spine and are often present at more than one lumbar level.

It is possible that multiple MRI findings are more strongly associated with LBP than single MRI findings.

Latent Class Analysis is a statistical method that has recently been tested and found useful for identifying latent classes (subgroups) of MRI findings within multivariable datasets.

The purpose of this study, published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, was to investigate the association between subgroups of MRI findings and the presence of LBP in people from the general population.

The study concluded that although MRI findings are common in asymptomatic people and the association between single MRI findings and LBP is often weak, the results of this study suggest that subgroups of multiple and severe lumbar MRI findings have a stronger association with LBP than those with milder degrees of degeneration.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12891-018-1978-x?site=bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com

 

Lancet Follow up

As mentioned in an earlier story, the journal, The Lancet recently published three papers on low back pain. Accompanying the release of these articles was a brief audio release by the Three series authors, as they joined The Lancet to talk about trends in diagnosis and treatment of low back pain around the world.

Following is a link to that audio. The direct link to the download can be found in our Show Notes.

http://www.thelancet.com/pb-assets/Lancet/stories/audio/lancet/2018/TL_Mar_18_low_back_pain.mp3

 

 

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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.

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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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Leaders concentrate single-mindedly on one thing– the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.”

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


Show Notes for March 23, 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 –

  • Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients With Chronic Back Pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of cervicogenic headache

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #627 recorded March 23, 2018

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/healthbeat0627.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

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And Now for some news ….

 


Opioid vs Non-opioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients With Chronic Back Pain

Limited evidence is available regarding long-term outcomes of opioids compared with nonopioid medications for chronic pain.

A recent study was published in the NEJM to compare opioid vs nonopioid medications over 12 months on pain-related function, pain intensity, and adverse effects.

Both interventions (opioid and nonopioid medication therapy) followed a treat-to-target strategy aiming for improved pain and function. Each intervention had its own prescribing strategy that included multiple medication options in 3 steps. In the opioid group, the first step was immediate-release morphine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone/acetaminophen.

For the nonopioid group, the first step was acetaminophen or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Medications were changed, added, or adjusted within the assigned treatment group according to individual patient response.

The primary outcome was pain-related function (Brief Pain Inventory [BPI] interference scale) over 12 months and the main secondary outcome was pain intensity (BPI severity scale).

The study concluded that treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with nonopioid medications for improving pain-related function over 12 months. Results do not support initiation of opioid therapy for moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain.

Discuss manipulation and related non-opioid therapies for LBP with your Qualified Chiropractor.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2673971

 

 

Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of cervicogenic headache

The optimal number of visits for the care of cervicogenic headache (CGH) with spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is unknown.

A recent study was published in the Spine Journal to identify the dose-response relationship between visits for spinal manipulative therapy and chronic cervicogenic headache outcomes; to evaluate the efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy by comparison with a light massage control.

Participants were randomized to 4 dose levels of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy: 0, 6, 12, or 18 sessions. They were treated 3 times per week for 6 weeks and received a focused light-massage control at sessions when spinal manipulative therapy was not assigned.

The study concluded that there was a linear dose-response relationship between spinal manipulative therapy visits and days with cervicogenic headache.

For the highest and most effective dose of 18 spinal manipulative therapy visits, cervicogenic headache days were reduced by half, and about 3 more days per month than for the light-massage control.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430(18)30077-9/fulltext

 

 

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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And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

 The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.”

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