Manual Therapy and Touch

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

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

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

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


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Show Notes for June 26, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Lumbar SMT and Pain Sensitivity
  • And Finally, a story about Chiropractic and Treating Patients with Lumbar Fusion

 For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #716 recorded June 26, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

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Lumbar SMT and Pain Sensitivity

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, there is strong evidence to show that vertebral mobilization and manipulation procedures can be used to improve spinal and hip mobility and reduce pain and incapacity in low back pain patients that fit the clinical prediction rule.

The objectives of a recent study published in the journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, was to evaluate the immediate effects of high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation on pain and postural control parameters in individuals with nonspecific low back pain.

The study concluded that there was a reduction in subjective pain intensity, evaluated using a numerical scale, in both the intervention and control groups immediately after the intervention, suggesting that the spinal manipulation had a similar effect to the placebo procedure.

No effect of HVLA lumbar manipulation was identified for postural control variables in either the intervention or control groups.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-020-00316-7

 

Chiropractic and Treating Patients with Lumbar Fusion

Little is known about the preferred treatment strategies of chiropractors in managing low back pain patients with prior lumbar fusions.

There are several case reports which describe chiropractic care following surgical intervention, but there are no cohort or experimental studies published.

Therefore, the authors of a recent survey, published in the journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, sought to examine self-reported management approaches and practice patterns related to the management of patients with prior surgical lumbar fusion, among United States Veterans Affairs (VA) chiropractors.

The findings found that this survey provides preliminary data on VA chiropractic services in the management of patients with prior lumbar fusion.

These patients are often seen by VA chiropractors, and the author’s findings support the need for further study to advance understanding of interventions utilized by chiropractors in this patient population.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-020-00322-9

 

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Risk comes with the territory when you are breaking new ground. Learn how to evaluate and mitigate these risks rather than take away people’s power and autonomy.”
― Leena Patel

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Show Notes for June 19, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Covid-19 and Telehealth
  • And Finally, a Story about Lumbar Lordosis, Sitting and Standing

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #715 recorded June 19, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

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

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Covid-19 and Telehealth

A recent mailing by ChiroCode, stressed the need to keep in touch with the various insurance coverages related to conducting Telehealth patient visits.  According to ChiroCode:

“As our country moves forward with a phased approach to reopening, be sure to pay close attention to individual payer policies regarding how long these changes will remain in effect. Keep in mind that private payer, federal programs (Medicare, Medicaid), and Medicare Advantage plans can all have different timelines as well as different coverage.

For example, on May 31, 2020, United Healthcare updated their COVID information page to reflect some policy changes. They will reimburse doctors of chiropractic for various services when rendered using live video-conferencing while a patient is at home:

  • E/M office/outpatient visit
  • Therapeutic procedures
  • Tests and measurements
  • Orthotic/prosthetic management/training

The dates for these services vary depending on the plan:

  • Medicare Advantage: March 18, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2020
  • Medicaid: Depends on the state
  • Individual and fully insured group market health plans: March 18, 2020 through July 24, 2020”

Stay in touch with your State and Local organizations for updates.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.chirocode.com/blog/watch-for-payer-telehealth-coverage-changes-36630

 

Lumbar Lordosis, Sitting and Standing

A recent study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, had the aim to evaluate lumbar lordosis during sit-to-stand (STS) and stand-to-sit (SIT) in individuals with and without chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNLBP). T

The second objective was to investigate sex-related differences in lumbar lordosis.

The study found that lumbar lordosis was decreased in patients with CNLBP during sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit compared with the asymptomatic group. Furthermore, no differences were seen in lumbar lordosis at starting position between CNLBP and asymptomatic groups during sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit.

The study concluded that decreased lumbar lordosis in patients with CNLBP during sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit could be considered as an important point during rehabilitation.

Moreover, the present study showed that there is a sex-related difference among women and men in lumbar lordosis during sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit tasks.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32482434/

 

 

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Let your focus always be on the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity.”
― Germany Kent

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


Show Notes for June 5, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Motivational Interviewing and Pain Neuroscience Education for People With Chronic Pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow.

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #714 recorded June 5, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

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

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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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Motivational Interviewing in Pain Neuroscience Education for People With Chronic Pain

A study in the journal Physical Therapy, looked at Motivational Interviewing and Pain Neuroscience Education for People with Chronic Pain.

Pain neuroscience education (PNE) and motivational interviewing (MI) have been widely implemented and tested in the field of chronic pain management, and both strategies have been shown to be effective in the short term (small effect sizes) for the management of chronic pain.

Pain neuroscience education uses contemporary pain science to educate patients about the biopsychosocial nature of the chronicity of their pain experience. The goal of Pain neuroscience education is to optimize patients’ pain beliefs/perceptions to facilitate the acquisition of adaptive pain–coping strategies.

Motivational interviewing, on the other hand, is a patient-centered communication style for eliciting and enhancing motivation for behavior change by shifting the patient away from a state of indecision or uncertainty.

Conceptually, Pain neuroscience education and motivational interviewing appear to be complementary interventions, with complementary rather than overlapping effects; motivational interviewing primarily improves cognitive and behavioral awareness and, potentially, adherence to treatment principles, whereas Pain neuroscience education potentially increases pain knowledge/beliefs, awareness, and willingness to explore psychological factors that are potentially associated with pain.

Therefore, combining Pain neuroscience education with motivational interviewing might lead to improved outcomes with larger and longer-lasting effect sizes.

The combined use of Pain neuroscience education and motivational interviewing in patients having chronic pain is introduced here, along with a description of how clinicians might be able to integrate Pain neuroscience education and motivational interviewing in the treatment of patients experiencing chronic pain.

Clinical trials are needed to examine whether combining PNE with MI is superior to Pain neuroscience education or MI alone for improving pain and quality of life in patients having chronic pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/100/5/846/5716894

 

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

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Show Notes for May 29, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Covid-19 and Lack of Movement
  • And Finally, a Story about Cervical Muscle Disease

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #713 recorded May 29, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

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

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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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Covid-19 and Lack of Movement

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented health crisis as entire populations have been asked to self-isolate and live in home-confinement for several weeks to months, which in itself represents a physiological challenge with significant health risks.

A recent paper published in the European College of Sport Science, describes the impact of sedentarism on the human body at the level of the muscular, cardiovascular, metabolic, endocrine and nervous systems and is based on evidence from several models of inactivity, including bed rest, unilateral limb suspension, and step-reduction.

Data form these studies show that muscle wasting occurs rapidly, being detectable within two days of inactivity. This loss of muscle mass is associated with fibre denervation, neuromuscular junction damage and upregulation of protein breakdown, but is mostly explained by the suppression of muscle protein synthesis.

Inactivity also affects glucose homeostasis as just few days of step reduction or bed rest, reduce insulin sensitivity, principally in muscle.

Additionally, aerobic capacity is impaired at all levels of the O2 cascade, from the cardiovascular system, including peripheral circulation, to skeletal muscle oxidative function.

While the exercise dose–response relationship is currently unknown, low to medium- intensity high volume resistive exercise, easily implementable in home-settings, will have positive effects, particularly if combined with a 15–25% reduction in daily energy intake.

This combined regimen seems ideal for preserving neuromuscular, metabolic and cardiovascular health.

Remember to discuss all exercise recommendations with your Qualified Healthcare Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for the Full paper –

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17461391.2020.1761076

 

Cervical Muscle Disease

Patients with various and indefinite symptoms in the whole body occasionally have coincident with stiffness or tenderness of the cervical muscles.

This prospective case series examined the effect of local modulation of the cervical muscles in patients with cervical disorders reporting indefinite whole-body symptoms.

All patients underwent daily physical therapies to the cervical muscles during hospitalization. Self-rated records on the medical interview sheets documenting 30 representative symptoms including cervical/shoulder pain or stiffness and 28 representative indefinite whole-body symptoms at admission and discharge were compared across the population.

The conclusion stated that cervical muscle lesions may contribute to indefinite whole-body symptoms, possibly through dysfunction of the parasympathetic nervous system in the muscles.

Local modulation of cervical muscles could lead to a breakthrough in the management of patients with indefinite whole-body symptoms.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-019-06233-5

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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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

We’re all somebody’s prospect; we’re all somebody’s customer.”
― Chris Murray

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


Show Notes for May 22, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Lack of Exercise‐Induced Hypoalgesia to Repetitive Back Movement in People with Chronic LBP
  • And Finally, a Story about Long-term running and Intervertebral Disc Health 

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #712 recorded May 22, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

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

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

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

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 …. 

 

COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community

Google+ has announced that they have closed their Social Network community.

COT’s HealthBeat has moved our Chiropractic Community for Show Notes and Important News Updates.

The new site is now located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

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

 

Lack of Exercise‐Induced Hypoalgesia to Repetitive Back Movement in People with Chronic LBP

A study was recently published in the journal Pain Practice to investigate whether people with chronic low back pain (LBP) show dysfunctional exercise‐induced hypoalgesia (EIH) in response to repeated contractions of their back muscles during a lifting task.

No changes were detected at the remote site for either group. No changes were revealed for the thermal tests. Temporal summation data revealed decreasing pain sensitivity as the test progressed, but the test response did not change after the exercise for either group.

The study concluded that unlike asymptomatic individuals, participants with LBP lacked exercise‐induced hypoalgesia over the lumbar erector spinae muscles following repeated lifting.

Although these results should be considered in relation to the study limitations, particularly the absence of a control group, the findings support impaired exercise‐induced hypoalgesia in patients with LBP.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/papr.12804

 

Long-term running and Intervertebral Disc Health

A recent study was published in Plos One to measure intervertebral disc (IVD) health parameters in middle-aged long-term runners compared to matched non-physically active controls.

Seventeen males aged 44-62yr were included in the study: 9 runners with a running history of >10yr, averaging >50km/week, and eight matched non-physically active controls, the data from one participant had to be excluded.

The study concluded that middle-aged long-term endurance runners exhibit less age-related decline in their lumbar intervertebral discs.

In addition, the measures of intervertebral disc morphology appeared to be better in those who had been running for a greater number of years, as well as in those who ran a greater distance per week.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229457

 

 

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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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:

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

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


Show Notes for May 8, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Reduction in Chronic Diseases
  • And Finally, a Story about Chiropractic and Caution against Pandemic Claims 

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #711 recorded May 8, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

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

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community

Google+ has announced that they have closed their Social Network community.

COT’s HealthBeat has moved our Chiropractic Community for Show Notes and Important News Updates.

The new site is now located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

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

Healthy Lifestyles and Reduction in Chronic Diseases

A recent study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, to estimate the association between healthy lifestyle and the number of disease-free life-years.

Of 16 different lifestyle profiles studied, the 4 that were associated with the greatest disease-free life years included body mass index lower than 25 and at least 2 of 3 factors: never smoking, physical activity, and moderate alcohol consumption.

The study concluded that various healthy lifestyle profiles appeared to be associated with gains in life-years without major chronic diseases.

Thus, various healthy lifestyle profiles appear to be associated with extended gains in life lived without type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and cancer.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2763720

 

 

Chiropractic and Caution against Pandemic Claims

A statement was recently published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies addressing Pseudoscientific Claims regarding Chiropractic and Immune System.

The report addresses statements made regarding Chiropractic Adjustments and improved Immune System function.

The report provides a response to the claims and explain why this claim lacks scientific credibility and is dangerous to the public. More than 150 researchers from 11 countries reviewed and endorsed this response.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-020-00312-x

 

 

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:

Reconnect with the highest truth and ignite the divine sparks in you.”
― Amit Ray

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


Show Notes for May 1, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Lifestyle and biological factors, Mental Health and Inflammation
  • And Finally a story about the Nordic Study and Maintenance Care

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #710 recorded May 1, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –
iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

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

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community

Google+ has announced that they have closed their Social Network community.

COT’s HealthBeat has moved our Chiropractic Community for Show Notes and Important News Updates.

The new site is now located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

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

 

Lifestyle and biological factors, Mental Health and Inflammation

Mental health modulates the risk of common chronic conditions. Although inflammation is thought to partly explain this link, its relation with mental health is still unclear and largely unexplored.

The authors performed stepwise generalized linear models to test the association between each scale and INFLA-score, a composite blood-based inflammation index.

At each step, a class of potential mediators was included in the model, namely health conditions, lifestyle factors, or both (full model). Full model analysis was also conducted on single blood markers involved in the inflammatory process.

The study concluded that the findings suggest that the relationship between mental health and low-grade inflammation is largely influenced by lifestyle. However, the associations with specific biomarkers related to inflammation are partly independent and might be explained by biological factors.

Specific findings include:

  • Mental health was associated with low-grade inflammation in the general population.
  • Lifestyles largely explained the association with depressive symptoms.
  • Platelet distribution width was positively associated with depressive symptoms.
  • Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio was negatively associated with mental wellbeing.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889159118311966

 

Nordic Study and Maintenance Care

A recent study showed that chiropractic patients had fewer days with bothersome (activity-limiting) low back pain (LBP) when receiving care at regular pre-planned intervals regardless of symptoms (‘maintenance care’, MC) compared to receiving treatment only with a new episode of LBP.

Benefit varied across psychological subgroups.

The aims of this study were to investigate 1) pain trajectories around treatments, 2) recurrence of new episodes of LBP, and 3) length of consecutive pain-free periods and total number of pain-free weeks, for all study participants as well as for each psychological subgroup.

The study concluded that data support the use of maintenance care’ in a stratified care model targeting dysfunctional patients for maintenance care’.

For a carefully selected group of patients with recurrent and persistent LBP the clinical course becomes more stable and the number of pain-free weeks between episodes increases when receiving maintenance care’.

Understanding how subgroups of patients are likely to be affected by maintenance care’ may help align patients’ and clinicians’ expectations based on realistic outcomes.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-020-00309-6

 

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:

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
― Richard Branson

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


Nordic Study – Chiro Maintenance Care

https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-020-00309-6

A recent study showed that chiropractic patients had fewer days with bothersome (activity-limiting) low back pain (LBP) when receiving care at regular pre-planned intervals regardless of symptoms (‘maintenance care’, MC) compared to receiving treatment only with a new episode of LBP.