Show Notes for September 7, 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 –

  • Immediate Effects of Thoracic Spinal Manipulation on Pulmonary Function in Stroke Patients
  • And Finally, a Story about Spinal Misalignments and Heart Palpitations

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #645 recorded September 7, 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/healthbeat0645.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

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 ….

 

 

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Immediate Effects of Thoracic Spinal Manipulation on Pulmonary Function in Stroke Patients

The purpose of a recent study, published in the journal JMPT, was to investigate the immediate effects of thoracic spinal manipulation (TSM) on pulmonary function in stroke patients.

Pulmonary function test was repeated immediately after the intervention. Forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume at 1 second, maximum voluntary ventilation, and residual volume were measured by a spirometer in pre-intervention and post-intervention.

The study concluded that the pulmonary function values for patients in the TSM group were significantly enhanced with no significant improvement in maximum voluntary ventilation and residual volume.

Mechanical factors may be responsible for the improved pulmonary function in the TSM group.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30121128

 

 

Spinal Misalignments and Heart Palpitations

In a recent article discussing causes of Heart Palpitations, Spinal Misalignments are mentioned.

The article focuses on Dr. Martin Gallagher. He’s both an M.D. and a chiropractor, and he’s worked with a number of patients whose irregular heartbeats were improved with chiropractic adjustments.

This isn’t something that tends to get written up in medical literature, but it makes sense. Even slight misalignments in the spine can put pressure on your nerves, which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system to release adrenaline, cortisol, and other stress hormones. And stress, whether physical or emotional, can be a major cause of heart palpitations.

On its own, spinal misalignment isn’t as immediately dangerous as A-fib, MVP, or diastolic dysfunction. But it’s worth noting because the chronic stress it causes drives a lot of inflammation in the body. Too much inflammation speeds up the aging process and raises your risk for heart disease, insulin resistance, and other long-term degenerative conditions.

Surf to our Show Notes for the Full Article – https://heartmdinstitute.com/heart-health/when-to-worry-about-heart-palpitations/

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote: 

Think about it: if someone had found a way to manipulate human choice and free will – if someone actually had that kind of power – wouldn’t it be a tad surprising if they then decided to share their secret with the masses in a book for $20? Not to mention how it would be just very slightly unethical.”
― 
Chris Murray

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

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Show Notes for August 31, 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 –

  • Intervertebral disc shape and Herniation
  • And Finally, a Story about Spinal Manipulation and Intervertebral Kinematics of the Cervical Spine 

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #644 recorded August 31, 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/healthbeat0644.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

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

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues. Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

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Intervertebral disc shape and Herniation

The aim of a study by Dr. Stuart McGill was to document the specific posterior/posterolateral pathway of mechanically-induced intervertebral disc (IVD) herniation as the result of repetitive loading and disc geometry.

Basic scientific investigation employing the medical imaging techniques of contrast-enhanced plane film radiographs and computed tomography in addition to gross dissection techniques on a sample of spines.

In vitro cadaveric and animal investigations have indicated that the posterior/posterolateral aspects of the IVD are most susceptible to damage leading to herniation, and that cyclic bending is the most potent variable influencing herniation.

The IVD in horizontal cross-section ranges in shape from ovoid to limacon (kidney-shaped) which influences stress distributions. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the role of the IVDs shape and size on influencing the pathway of herniation.

The study concluded that the shape of the IVD appears to be predictive of the pathway of IVD herniation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20357638

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/721163

 

 

Spinal Manipulation and Intervertebral Kinematics of the Cervical Spine

Neck pain is one of the most commonly reported symptoms in primary care settings, and a major contributor to healthcare costs. Cervical manipulation is a common and clinically effective intervention for neck pain.

However, the in vivo biomechanics of manipulation are unknown due to previous challenges with accurately measuring intervertebral kinematics in vivo during the manipulation.

Conclusions from this study found that this study is the first to measure facet gapping during cervical manipulation on live humans. The results demonstrate that target and adjacent motion segments undergo facet joint gapping during manipulation and that intervertebral range of motion is increased in all three planes of motion after manipulation.

The results suggest that clinical and functional improvement after manipulation may occur as a result of small increases in intervertebral ROM across multiple motion segments. This study demonstrates the feasibility of characterizing in real-time the manual inputs and biological responses that comprise cervical manipulation, including clinician-applied force, facet gapping, and increased intervertebral ROM.

This provides a basis for future clinical trials to identify the mechanisms behind manipulation and to optimize the mechanical factors that reliably and sufficiently impact the key mechanisms behind manipulation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1529943018310854

 

 

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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:

Passion without purpose leads to frustration.
Purpose without passion leads to procrastination.
Passion with purpose leads to success.”
― 
Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

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


Show Notes for August 17, 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 –

  • UnitedHealthcare restores Coverage of Manipulative Therapy for Headache
  • And Finally, a Story about Back Pain and Co-occurring Conditions

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #643 recorded August 17, 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/healthbeat0643.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.

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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 ….

 

 

Google Plus Chiropractic Community

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UnitedHealthcare restores Coverage of Manipulative Therapy for Headache

Updating an earlier story on COT’s HealthBeat Podcast, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has confirmed that UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has restored its policy in support of coverage for non-drug manipulative therapy for headache treatment.

The change was posted online in a revised policy document for manipulative therapy dated Aug. 1 of this year.

The ACA stated in their memo that they appreciate that UHC weighed the evidence in support of manipulative therapy for headache that ACA provided in its July 23 letter to UHC President Dan Schumacher, and made the determination that patients should have access to this effective, non-drug treatment option.

The ACA also expressed being especially grateful to the 40 national and state chiropractic organizations that amplified the ACA’s message and joined with the ACA in their work with UHC to achieve the best possible result on behalf Chiropractic patients.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.acatoday.org/News-Publications/ACA-COMMENDS-UNITEDHEALTHCARE-FOR-RESTORING-COVERAGE-OF-MANIPULATIVE-THERAPY-FOR-HEADACHE

 

 

 

Back Pain and Co-occurring Conditions

The objective of a recent study published in the journal Spine, was to describe the frequency of co-occurring conditions with back pain; to identify risk factors for back pain controlling for co-occurring conditions; and to examine the association between back pain and individual co-occurring conditions.

Back pain shares risk factors with a range of other conditions. Most studies have considered risk factors for back pain without taking into account the potential influence of co-occurring conditions.

Back pain status and co-occurring conditions were determined from questions about long-term health conditions diagnosed by a health profession.

The study concluded that established risk factors for back pain may be largely a reflection of shared risk factors with co-occurring conditions.

The high frequency of co-occurring conditions likely reflects diverse mechanisms related to heterogeneity of back pain.

The extent of association of co-occurring conditions with back pain has implications for clinical management and need for further research to characterize subgroups.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2018/08150/Back_Pain_and_Co_occurring_Conditions__Findings.14.aspx

 

 

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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:

If your Product or Service be the Backbone of the Organization; Production and Operations be the Brain; Business Development and Marketing is considered as the Heart of the Organization. For a Healthy and Prospering Company both Heart and Brain are Vital and Inseparable.”
― 
Ashu Gaur

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


Show Notes for August 10, 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 –

  • Added Sugars and Frailty in Older Adults
  • And Finally, a Story about the Neurobiology of Central Sensitization

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #642 recorded August 10, 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/healthbeat0642.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 ….

 

 

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

 

 

 

Added Sugars and Frailty in Older Adults

Sugar-sweetened beverages and added sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides) in the diet are associated with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, which are all risk factors for decline in physical function among older adults.

The aim of a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was to examine the association between added sugars in the diet and incidence of frailty in older people.

The study concluded that consumption of added sugars in the diet of older people was associated with frailty, mainly when present in processed foods.

The frailty components that were most closely associated with added sugars were low level of physical activity and unintentional weight loss.

Future research should determine whether there is a causal relation between added sugars and frailty.

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

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29635421

 

 

Neurobiology of Central Sensitization

Central sensitization refers to the amplification of pain by central nervous system mechanisms.

Classically described as a consequence of ongoing nociceptive input, it is increasingly recognized that central sensitization also occurs independent of peripheral injury or inflammation.

Features of central sensitization have been identified in nearly all chronic pain conditions, and it is considered the primary underlying cause of pain in conditions such as fibromyalgia. Central sensitization is characterized in these conditions by widespread pain and multisite hyperalgesia/allodynia.

Co‐occurring symptoms include fatigue, mood and cognitive problems, sleep disturbances, and multisensory hypersensitivity.

Individuals with central sensitization often report previous exposure to psychosocial or physical stressors, and a higher personal lifetime and family history of pain, with the latter findings supported by genetic studies.

The recognition of central sensitization, and whether it is being driven by ongoing nociceptive input or it is occurring in the absence of a peripheral driver, is critical for effective pain management.

Surf to our Show Notes for a link to the study published in the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jabr.12137

 

 

 

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:

You have enemies the moment you have success. Our job is finding a way to do business with them. Everyone wants something.”
― 
J.M. Lawler

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


Show Notes for August 3, 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 –

  • United Healthcare Updates Policy on Manipulation
  • And Finally, a Story about McGill stabilization exercises and chronic non-specific low back pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #641 recorded August 3, 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/healthbeat0641.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 ….

 

 

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United Healthcare Updates Policy on Manipulation

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), supported by chiropractic organizations across the country, strongly opposes a new policy by UnitedHealthcare (UHC) that denies headache sufferers the option to treat their pain without drugs using spinal manipulative therapy (SMT).

This was not the first time that UHC has tried to deny coverage of SMT for headache. In 2008, the company made a similar determination but later reversed its decision after reviewing evidence provided by ACA and others.

ACA and its partners plan to oppose the current policy with equal vigor by reaching out not only to UHC but also potentially to employers and other stakeholders to share information regarding the serious issues raised by UHC’s determination.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article and a link to the referenced letter –

http://www.nysca.com/?id=1299

https://www.strategicdc.com/aca-objects-to-united-healthcare-chiropractic-policy-and-why-chiropractors-their-patients-should-be-concerned/

Letter –https://www.acatoday.org/Portals/60/Docs/Advocacy%20and%20Reimbursement/UHCletter_headache_2018_FINAL.pdf?ver=2018-07-23-153046-923

United Healthcare Policy on Manipulative Therapy – https://www.uhcprovider.com/content/dam/provider/docs/public/policies/comm-medical-drug/manipulative-therapy.pdf

 

 

 

McGill stabilization exercises and active back range of motion in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain

The aim of a recent study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, was to compare the effects of “McGill stabilization exercises” and “conventional physiotherapy” on pain, functional disability and active back flexion and extension range of motion in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.

Thirty-four patients with chronic non-specific low back pain were randomly assigned to McGill stabilization exercises group and conventional physiotherapy group.

In both groups, patients performed the corresponding exercises for six weeks. The visual analog scale (VAS), Quebec Low Back Pain Disability Scale Questionnaire and inclinometer were used to measure pain, functional disability, and active back flexion and extension range of motion, respectively.

Statistically significant improvements were observed in pain, functional disability, and active back extension range of motion in McGill stabilization exercises group.

However, active back flexion range of motion was the only clinical symptom that statistically increased in patients who performed conventional physiotherapy. There was no significant difference between the clinical characteristics while compared these two groups of patients.

The results of this study indicated that McGill stabilization exercises and conventional physiotherapy provided approximately similar improvement in pain, functional disability, and active back range of motion in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.

However, it appears that McGill stabilization exercises provide an additional benefit to patients with chronic non-specific low back, especially in pain and functional disability improvement.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5908986/#!po=1.19048

 

 

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Show Notes for July 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 –

  • Role of Dietary Protein and Resistance Exercise Training
  • And Finally, a Story about the 2019 Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Announced

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #640 recorded July 27, 2018

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Role of Dietary Protein and Resistance Exercise Training

Skeletal muscle supports locomotion and serves as the largest site of postprandial glucose disposal; thus it is a critical organ for physical and metabolic health.

Skeletal muscle mass is regulated by the processes of muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and muscle protein breakdown (MPB), both of which are sensitive to external loading and aminoacidemia.

Hyperaminoacidemia results in a robust but transient increase in rates of muscle protein synthesis and a mild suppression of muscle protein breakdown.

Resistance exercise potentiates the aminoacidemia-induced rise in MPS that, when repeated over time, results in gradual radial growth of skeletal muscle (i.e., hypertrophy).

In a review, published in the journal Nutrients, the authors examine recent advancements in our understanding of how protein ingestion impacts skeletal muscle growth following resistance exercise in young adults during energy balance and energy restriction.

The authors also provide practical recommendations for exercisers who wish to maximize the hypertrophic response of skeletal muscle during resistance exercise training.

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

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http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/2/180/htm

 

 

 

2019 Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Announced

With great fanfare, officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a number of proposed initiatives in the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule that they say will ease administrative burdens on providers.

One example of this push is several proposed documentation changes aimed at cutting the burden on physicians who provide evaluation and management (E/M) services. These include giving providers the following options:

Documenting office/outpatient E/M visits using medical decision-making or time instead of applying the current 1995 or 1997 E/M documentation guidelines.

CMS is also proposing to streamline the E/M coding system itself by having “new, single blended payment rates for new and established patients for office/outpatient E/M level 2 through 5 visits and a series of add-on codes to reflect resources involved in furnishing primary care and non-procedural specialty generally recognized services,” the agency said in a fact sheet posted on its website.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/medicare/74009

 

 

 

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Working together as a team helps build a cohesive organization.”
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Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

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Show Notes for July 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 –

  • Connection Between Pro-inflammatory biomarkers and nonspecific low back pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Correlation between the Oswestry Disability Index and walking capacity and performance in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #639 recorded July 13, 2018

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Connection Between between pro-inflammatory biomarkers and nonspecific low back pain

About 85% of the patients with low back pain seeking medical care have nonspecific low back pain (NsLBP), implying that no definitive cause can be identified.

Nonspecific low back pain is defined as LBP and disability which cannot be linked to a underlying pathology, such as cancer, spinal osteomyelitis, fracture, spinal stenosis, cauda equine, ankylosing spondylitis and visceral-referred pain.

Many pain conditions are linked with elevated serum levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers. Outcomes of interest are NsLBP and the level of pro-inflammatory biomarkers.

The purpose of a recent study published in the journal The Spine Journal, was to unravel the etiology and get better insight in the prognosis of nonspecific low back pain, the aim of this study was to assess the association between proinflammatory biomarkers and the presence and severity of nonspecific low back pain.

This study concluded that there is moderate evidence for

  1. a positive association between the pro-inflammatory biomarkers CRP and IL-6 and the severity of nonspecific low back pain, and
  2. a positive association between TNF-α and the presence of nonspecific low back pain. Conflicting and limited evidence was found for the association between TNF-α and RANTES and severity of nonspecific low back pain, respectively.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29960111

 

 

Correlation between the Oswestry Disability Index and walking capacity and performance in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

The Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) plays a significant role in lumbar spinal stenosis research and is used to assess patient’s walking limitations.

The World Health Organization describes the constructs of walking capacity and performance and recommend measuring both to fully describe patient’s walking ability.

A recent review of the literature, published in the European Spine Journal, was made to provide an overview of relations between the Oswestry Disability Index and outcome measures of walking capacity and performance in spinal stenosis research, and to provide a strategy for improving such measures in future research.

The study concluded that the Oswestry Disability Index should not stand alone when evaluating walking limitations in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.

To enable a comprehensive assessment of walking ability, a walking test should be used to assess walking capacity and accelerometers should be investigated and standardized in measuring walking performance.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-018-5520-5?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals&utm_source=toc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=toc_586_27_7

 

 

 

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Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
― 
Guy Kawasaki

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