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Show Notes for October 13, 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 –

  • Rehabilitation management of low back pain
  • And Finally, a story about the Economic Burden of Arthritis in the US 

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #609 recorded October 13, 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/healthbeat0609.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 ….

 

 

Rehabilitation management of low back pain

In the past, rehabilitation research initiatives for low back pain (LBP) have targeted outcome enhancement through personalized treatment approaches, namely through classification systems (CS).

Although the use of classification systems has enhanced outcomes, common management practices have not changed, the prevalence of LBP is still high, and only selected patients meet the classification systems profile, namely those with a nociceptive context.

Similarly, although practice guidelines propose some level of organization and occasionally a timeline of care provision, each mainly provides best practice for isolated treatment approaches.

Moreover, there is no theoretical framework that has been proposed that guides the rehabilitation management process of mechanical LBP.

In a recently published commentary, the authors propose a model constituted of five domains (nociceptive drivers, nervous system dysfunction drivers, comorbidities drivers, cognitive–emotional drivers, and contextual drivers) grounded as mechanisms driving pain and/or disability in LBP.

This theoretical model is designed to provide a more comprehensive management overview, by appreciating the relative contribution of each domain driving pain and disability.

Surf to our Show Notes for the Full Article -https://www.dovepress.com/rehabilitation-management-of-low-back-pain-ndash-itrsquos-time-to-pull-peer-reviewed-article-JPR

 

 

Economic Burden of Arthritis in the US

Arthritis of all types in the U.S. carried an economic burden of $303.5 billion in 2013, nearly 1% of the gross domestic product that year, according to a CDC analysis.

An estimated $139.8 billion in medical bill payments and $163.7 billion in lost wages were attributed to arthritis in 2013, their report stated.

The percentage of people with arthritis who worked was 7.2 percentage points lower than that of people without arthritis (76.8%, 95% CI 75.0%-78.6%, versus 84.0%, 95% CI 82.5%-85.5%) after adjustment for sociodemographics and chronic conditions.

The analysts also looked at personal earnings losses among adults ages 18 to 64 who had ever worked for pay, restricting their study to this group to prevent lost wages from being overestimated. They calculated the percentage of people who worked in 2013, the average annual earnings stratified by arthritis status, and the difference in average earnings between those with and without arthritis.

After adjusting for differences in socio-demographic characteristics and chronic conditions, the percentage of working-age adults with arthritis who worked was 7.2 points lower than it was for those without arthritis.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – https://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/arthritis/68396

 

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

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

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Show Notes for October 6, 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 –

  • Shoe Orthotics and Chronic LBP
  • And Finally, a Story about the ACA Releases Their Choosing Wisely List

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #608 recorded October 06, 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/healthbeat0608.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 ….

 

 

Shoe Orthotics and Chronic LBP

A study was recently published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to investigate the efficacy of shoe orthotics with and without chiropractic treatment for chronic low back pain compared with no treatment.

Subjects were randomized into 1 of 3 treatment groups (shoe orthotic, plus, and waitlist groups).

The shoe orthotic group received custom-made shoe orthotics.

The plus group received custom-made orthotics plus chiropractic manipulation, hot or cold packs, and manual soft tissue massage.

The waitlist group received no care.

After 6 weeks, all 3 groups demonstrated significant within-group improvement in average back pain, but only the shoe orthotic and plus groups had significant within-group improvement in function.

When compared with the waitlist group, the shoe orthotic group demonstrated significantly greater improvements in pain. Group differences at 12 weeks and later were not significant.

The study concluded that Six weeks of prescription shoe orthotics significantly improved back pain and dysfunction compared with no treatment.

The addition of chiropractic care led to higher improvements in function.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://cdn.chiroeco.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Foot-Levelers-ACRM-Shoe-Orthotics-Reserach-1.pdf

 

 

ACA Releases Choosing Wisely List

This past August, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) released a list of five tests and procedures commonly ordered but not always necessary in chiropractic care. The list is part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports®, which encourages conversations between patients and their clinicians about what care is really necessary and appropriate.

ACA is the first chiropractic group to join the campaign.

ACA’s list features the following five recommendations:

  • In the absence of red flags, do not obtain spinal imaging (X-rays) for patients with acute low-back pain during the six weeks after the onset of pain.
  • Do not perform repeat spinal imaging to monitor patients’
  • Avoid prolonged or ongoing use of passive or palliative physical therapy treatments (such as heat,  cold, electrical stimulation and ultrasound) for  low-back pain unless they support the goal(s) of an active treatment plan.
  • Do not provide long-term pain management without psychosocial screening or assessment for possible related psychological disorders, most notably depression and anxiety.
  • Do not prescribe lumbar supports or braces for the long-term treatment or prevention of low-back pain.

ACA’s Choosing Wisely® recommendations were developed by the association’s Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability, and approved by the ACA Board of Governors.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full Press Release – http://www.acatoday.org/News-Publications-Newsroom-News-Releases-ACA-Releases-Choosing-Wisely-List

 

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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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.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.”
– Don Zimmer

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


Show Notes for September 29, 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 –

  • American Chiropractic Association Adopts Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines
  • And Finally, a Story about Feeling Stiff in the Back

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #607 recorded September 29, 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/healthbeat0607.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 ….

 

 

American Chiropractic Association Adopts Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), during its annual House of Delegates meeting March 17, approved a resolution to adopt clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of low back pain from the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP).

The association seeks to direct its members, payers and policy makers toward shared interpretations of current evidence-based best practices.

The ACP guideline, “Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians,” was published Feb. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The guideline recommends first using non-invasive, non-drug treatments before turning to drug therapies for both acute and chronic low back pain, and further advises that opioids be used only as a last resort.

In conjunction with the ACP guideline, ACA encourages the use of “Clinical Practice Guideline: Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain,” which are chiropractic-specific guidelines from CCGPP that offer guidance in the management or co-management of low-back pain patients within a chiropractic office.

According to a 2016 Gallup survey, more than 35 million people visit a chiropractor annually.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full Press Release – http://www.acatoday.org/News-Publications-News-News-Releases-ACA-Adopts-Low-Back-Pain-Treatment-Guidelines

 

 

Feeling Stiff in the Back

Research from a study published in the Nature.com Scientific Reports, interrogates the long-held question of what informs our subjective experiences of bodily state.

The authors of this study propose a new hypothesis: feelings of back stiffness are a protective perceptual construct, rather than reflecting biomechanical properties of the back.

This has far-reaching implications for treatment of pain/stiffness but also for our understanding of bodily feelings.

Over three experiments, the authors challenge the prevailing view by showing that feeling stiff does not relate to objective spinal measures of stiffness and objective back stiffness does not differ between those who report feeling stiff and those who do not.

Rather, those who report feeling stiff exhibit self-protective responses: they significantly overestimate force applied to their spine, yet are better at detecting changes in this force than those who do not report feeling stiff.

This perceptual error can be manipulated: providing auditory input in synchrony to forces applied to the spine modulates prediction accuracy in both groups, without altering actual stiffness, demonstrating that feeling stiff is a multisensory perceptual inference consistent with protection.

Together, this presents a compelling argument against the prevailing view that feeling stiff is an isomorphic marker of the biomechanical characteristics of the back.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full Study – https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-09429-1.epdf

 

 

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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:

Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.”
– Albert Einstein

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


Show Notes for September 15, 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 –

  • Recurrences of Low Back Pain After Chiropractic Treatment
  • And Finally, a Story about Differences in Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity in People with and without LBP

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #606 recorded September 15, 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/healthbeat0606.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 ….

 

 

Recurrences of Low Back Pain After Chiropractic Treatment

The purpose of a study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, was to investigate recurrence rate and prognostic factors in a large population of patients with low back pain (LBP) up to 1 year after chiropractic care using standardized definitions.

In Switzerland, 722 patients with LBP completed the Numeric Rating Scale for pain (NRS) and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) before treatment and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months later (ODI up to 3 months).

Based on NRS values, patients were categorized as “fast recovery,” “slow recovery,” “recurrent,” “chronic,” and “others.” In multivariable logistic regression models, age, sex, work status, duration of complaint (subacute: ≥14 days to less than 3 months; chronic: ≥3 months), previous episodes, baseline NRS, and baseline ODI were investigated as predictors.

The study concluded that recurrence rate was low in this LBP patient population. The duration of complaint before treatment was the main predictor for recurrence. The fact that even subacute duration significantly increased the odds for an unfavorable course of LBP is of clinical relevance.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28822475

 

 

Differences in Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity in People with and without LBP

When functional movements are impaired in people with low back pain, they may be a contributing factor to chronicity and recurrence.

The purpose of a recent study published in the journal Clinical Biomechanics, was to examine lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremity kinematics during a step down functional task between people with and without a history of low back pain.

Subjects with low back pain displayed less lumbar spine movement than controls across all three planes of movement. This group difference was most pronounced in the sagittal plane.

For the lower extremity, subjects with low back pain displayed more frontal and axial plane knee movement than controls. There were no significant differences in kinematics among movement-based low back pain subgroups.

The study concluded that people with low back pain displayed less lumbar region movement in the sagittal plane and more off-plane knee movements than the control group during a step down task.

Clinicians can use this information when assessing lumbar spine and lower extremity movement during functional tasks, with the goal of developing movement-based interventions.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.clinbiomech.com/article/S0268-0033(17)30124-9/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:

The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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


Show Notes for September 8, 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 –

  • SMT and Mechanism of Back Pain Relief
  • And Finally, a story about Seated Lumbar Extension Postures and Sitting

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #605 recorded September 8, 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/healthbeat0605.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 ….

 

 

 

SMT and Mechanism of Back Pain Relief

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

The study comprised 2 controlled experiments including 16 and 15 healthy participants, respectively.

Each study included 6 sessions during which painful or non-painful electrical stimulations were delivered in three conditions:

  • control
  • light mechanical stimulus (MS) or
  • 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/pubmed/28288900

 

 

Seated Lumbar Extension Postures and Sitting

Prolonged sitting during sedentary work has been reported as a potential risk factor for low back pain. Furthermore, prolonged sitting can result in both reduced spinal height (SH) and lumbar range of motion (LROM).

A recent study published in the journal Ergonomics, compared the effects of no intervention (control) with two recovery postures on spinal height and lumbar range of motion (flexion and extension) during prolonged sitting.

Twenty-four participants were randomly assigned to three interventions for three consecutive days. The interventions comprised two seated lumbar extension recovery postures (unsupported sustained and supported dynamic lumbar extension postures) and a control.

Both interventions facilitated a relatively short recovery period for both spinal height and LROM. Supported dynamic lumbar extension conditions significantly helped spinal height recovery, as compared with control condition, after the first recovery posture intervention, and both postures have potential to maintain LROM.

However, both postures failed to induce spinal height recovery over an extended time.

The study’s summary stated that unsupported sustained lumbar extension and supported dynamic lumbar extension postures may serve as effective and practical methods for reducing rate of spinal height loss and maintaining LROM.

However, these postures should be further examined in various ‘doses’ to define optimal protocol for effectively minimizing spinal height loss over time.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00140139.2015.1052570?journalCode=terg20

 

 

 

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Show Notes for September 1, 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 –

  • Typical Chiropractic Patients
  • And Finally, a Story about Lifting and Low Back Pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #604 recorded September 1, 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/healthbeat0604.mp3

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This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Typical Chiropractic Patients

Chiropractors expect the typical patient to recover fully or to improve quickly with treatment if relapses occur.

However, a mismatch between expectations and outcome would have a negative effect on both the chiropractors’ professional self-esteem and patients’ satisfaction with care.

A study published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, found that the prevalence of three types of recovery patterns among patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP) was calculated:

  1. A full sustained recovery.
  2. Initial recovery, but with one or several relapses followed by a period of recovery.
  3. No initial recovery, but at least one period of recovery during the six month course of the study.

Also, the number of patients classified as recovered at the end of the study was calculated.

The results from this study can be used to introduce a realistic approach to chiropractic care in LBP, which should reduce disappointments among both chiropractors and patients.

There was no “typical” recovery pattern. Trajectories were, in fact, spread over several subgroups with somewhat more than half reporting a favorable course but only one fifth enjoyed early and sustained recovery.

Further, from a research perspective, the end-of-study status does not well depict the outcome experienced by patients

Remember to discuss all clinical outcomes with your Doctor of Chiropractic for realistic expectations.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-017-0152-0

 

Lifting and Low Back Pain

There is an increased risk of developing low-back pain when lifting objects closer to the floor when compared to lifting at waist height.

These results support the key message of “store-it-off-the-floor,” which small businesses can easily implement to identify and control lifting hazards in their workplaces.

Since the majority of the workforce is comprised of small businesses, ergonomic solutions (e.g., store-it-off-the-floor) should be designed to take into account the special challenges small businesses often face when trying to implement musculoskeletal disorder prevention activities, such as limits on time, knowledge, and budget.

The purpose of this study was to summarize the effects of lifting height on low-back loading and the risk of developing low-back pain.

Manual materials handling is a common hazard for workplace injuries such as low-back pain. Although the risk factor of lifting height has been shown in the literature to be a large contributor to low-back injury incidence, currently there have been no attempts to consolidate this information into a form suitable for knowledge dissemination.

The results of this review support a knowledge dissemination campaign targeting lifting from the floor as both a method for hazard identification and as the basis of controls in workplaces with little ergonomics knowledge, or in small business.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24725838.2017.1338633

 

 

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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:

Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.”
– Helen Keller

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


Show Notes for August 18, 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 –

  • Neck Pain and Cervical Traction
  • And Finally, a Story about Changes in Lumbar MRI Findings Over Time

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #603 recorded August 18, 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/healthbeat0603.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 ….

 

 

Neck Pain and Cervical Traction

The aim of a recent study published in the journal Spine, was to perform a comprehensive search of current literature and conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the neck pain relieving effect of intermittent cervical traction (ICT).

Neck pain is a common and disabling problem with a high prevalence in general population. It causes a considerable burden on the health care system with a substantial expenditure.

Intermittent cervical traction is a common component of physical therapy for neck pain in the outpatient clinic. However, the evidence regarding the effectiveness of intermittent cervical traction for neck pain is insufficient.

The study concluded that intermittent cervical traction may have a short-term neck pain-relieving effect.

Some risks of bias were noted in the included studies, reducing the evidence level of this meta-analysis. Additional high-quality RCTs are required to clarify the long-term effects of intermittent cervical traction on neck pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/882532?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=103575MJ

 

 

Changes in Lumbar MRI Findings Over Time

The clinical importance of lumbar MR imaging findings is unclear.

A recent study, published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, was an exploratory investigation of whether lumbar spine MR imaging findings change more commonly during a 12-week period in individuals with acute low back pain compared with pain-free controls.

Twenty individuals with recent-onset low back pain and 10 pain-free controls were recruited into an exploratory prospective cohort study.

All participants had a lumbar spine MR imaging at baseline and repeat MR imaging scans at 1, 2, 6, and 12 weeks.

The study concluded that changes in MR imaging findings were observed in a similar proportion of the low back pain and control groups, except for herniations, annular fissures, and nerve root compromise, which were twice as common in subjects with low back pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ajnr.org/content/early/2017/08/03/ajnr.A5357

 

 

 

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:

Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.”
– Henry Ford

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