Show Notes for March 16, 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 –

  • Outcomes indicators and a risk classification system for spinal manipulation under anesthesia
  • And Finally, a Story about the Nebraska Supreme Court ruling on chiropractic copayment complaints

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #626 recorded March 16, 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/healthbeat0626.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 ….

 

 

Outcomes indicators and a risk classification system for spinal manipulation under anesthesia

Over a period of decades chiropractors have utilized spinal manipulation under anesthesia (SMUA) to treat chronic back and neck pain.

As an advanced form of manual therapy, spinal manipulation under anesthesia is reserved for the patient whose condition has proven refractory to office-based manipulation and other modes of conservative care.

Historically, the protocols and guidelines put forth by chiropractic MUA proponents have served as the clinical compass for directing MUA practice.

This review considers risk and unfavorable outcomes indicators in therapeutic decision making for spinal manipulation under anesthesia.

A new risk classification system is proposed that identifies patient safety and quality of care interests for a procedure that remains without higher-level research evidence.

A scale which categorizes risk and outcome potential for spinal manipulation under anesthesia is offered for the chiropractic clinician, which aims to elevate the standard of care and improve patient selection through the incorporation of specific indices from existing medical literature.

Congrats to Drs. John L. Cerf and Daniel S. Bowerman on this important study.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-018-0177-z

 


Nebraska Supreme Court rules on chiropractic copayment complaints

Health insurance policyholders brought a declaratory judgment action to determine whether a statute allows insurance policies to impose higher copayments on policyholders when they obtain a covered service from a chiropractor rather than from a medical doctor.

The district court concluded that it does.

Currently, health insurance policies in Nebraska are permitted to charge a policyholder a higher copayment if covered services are obtained from a chiropractor rather than from a medical doctor.

The district court overruled the motion for summary judgment and dismissed Policyholders’ complaint.

The court explained that the Legislature could have imposed equal copayment requirements if it wished to do so, and the court identified other statutes where the Legislature expressly invoked “‘copayments’ and other cost-sharing restrictions.”

Policyholders filed a timely appeal, and we granted their petition to bypass review by the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/4470485/cookson-v-ramge/

 

 

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Leaders are anticipatory thinkers. They consider all consequences of their behaviors before they act.”

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

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Show Notes for March 9, 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 –

  • Precision nutrition for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes,
  • And Finally, a Story about Increases in physical activity is as important as smoking cessation for reduction in total mortality in elderly men

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #625 recorded March 9, 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/healthbeat0625.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.

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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.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Precision nutrition for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes

Precision nutrition aims to prevent and manage chronic diseases by tailoring dietary interventions or recommendations to one or a combination of an individual’s genetic background, metabolic profile, and environmental exposures.

Recent advances in genomics, metabolomics, and gut microbiome technologies have offered opportunities as well as challenges in the use of precision nutrition to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.

Nutrigenomics studies have identified genetic variants that influence intake and metabolism of specific nutrients and predict individuals’ variability in response to dietary interventions.

Metabolomics has revealed metabolomic fingerprints of food and nutrient consumption and uncovered new metabolic pathways that are potentially modified by diet.

Currently, the field of precision nutrition faces challenges including a lack of robust and reproducible results, the high cost of omicstechnologies, and methodological issues in study design as well as high-dimensional data analyses and interpretation.

Evidence is needed to support the efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and additional benefits of precision nutrition beyond traditional nutrition intervention approaches.

Surf to our Show Notes for links to this study, published in the journal, The Lancethttp://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/landia/PIIS2213-8587(18)30037-8.pdf

 

 

Increases in physical activity is as important as smoking cessation for reduction in total mortality in elderly men

Physical activity (PA) at leisure by the elderly, and its relationship to cardiovascular (CV) and non-CV mortality, with and without competing risk, has been scarcely described.

The authors of a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, determined the relationships between Physical activity, smoking and 12-year CV, non-CV and all-cause mortality in elderly Oslo men screened for CV disease in 1972–1973 and 2000.

The study concluded that even at the age of 73 years, Physical activity is associated highly with mortality between groups of sedentary and active persons.

Allowing for competing risk did not weaken these associations markedly. Public health strategies in elderly men should include efforts to increase Physical activity in line with efforts to reduce smoking behaviour.

As always, discuss all Exercise related issues with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/49/11/743

 

 

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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:

Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.”

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


Show Notes for March 2, 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 –

  • Physical Activity and Chronic Pain Prevention
  • And Finally, a Story about Fruits and vegetables are universally promoted as healthy

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #624 recorded March 2, 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/healthbeat0624.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.

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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 ….

 

Physical Activity and Chronic Pain Prevention

It is generally believed that exercise produces its effects by activating central opioid receptors; there are little data that support this claim.

The periaqueductal gray (PAG) and rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) are key nuclei in opioid-induced analgesia, and opioids interact with serotonin to produce analgesia.

The purpose of a recent study published in Pain Reports, was to examine central inhibitory mechanisms involved in analgesia produced by wheel running.

C57/Black6 mice were given access to running wheels in their home cages before induction of chronic muscle hyperalgesia and compared with those without running wheels.

The study concluded that these data support the hypothesis that wheel running produced analgesia through central inhibitory mechanisms involving opioidergic and serotonergic systems.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/painrpts/Fulltext/2017/10000/Regular_physical_activity_prevents_development_of.7.aspx

 

 

Fruits and vegetables are universally promoted as healthy.

Fruits and vegetables include a diverse group of plant foods that vary greatly in content of energy and nutrients. Additionally, fruits and vegetables supply dietary fiber, and fiber intake is linked to lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and obesity.

Fruits and vegetables also supply vitamins and minerals to the diet and are sources of phytochemicals that function as antioxidants, phytoestrogens, and anti-inflammatory agents and through other protective mechanisms.

In this review, published in the journal Advances in Nutrition, the authors describe the existing dietary guidance on intake of fruits and vegetables.

The authors also review attempts to characterize fruits and vegetables into groups based on similar chemical structures and functions.

Differences among fruits and vegetables in nutrient composition are detailed. Further, the authors summarize the epidemiological and clinical studies on the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.

Finally, they discuss the role of fiber in fruits and vegetables in disease prevention.

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/pmc/articles/PMC3649719/

 

 

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.

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:

Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.”

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


Show Notes for February 16, 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 –

  • Unraveling the Mechanisms of Manual Therapy
  • And Finally, a Story about Reducing sedentary behaviour to decrease chronic low back pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow.

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #623 recorded February 16, 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/healthbeat0623.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 ….

 

 

Unraveling the Mechanisms of Manual Therapy

Manual therapy interventions are popular among individual health care providers and their patients; however, systematic reviews do not strongly support their effectiveness.

Small treatment effect sizes of manual therapy interventions may result from a “one-size-fits-all” approach to treatment.

Mechanistic-based treatment approaches to manual therapy offer an intriguing alternative for identifying patients likely to respond to manual therapy. However, the current lack of knowledge of the mechanisms through which manual therapy interventions inhibit pain limits such an approach.

The nature of manual therapy interventions further confounds such an approach, as the related mechanisms are likely a complex interaction of factors related to the patient, the provider, and the environment in which the intervention occurs.

Therefore, a model to guide both study design and the interpretation of findings is necessary.

In this clinical commentary, the authors of this study published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, provide a narrative appraisal of the model and recommendations to advance the study of manual therapy mechanisms.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.jospt.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2519/jospt.2018.7476

 

 

Reducing sedentary behaviour to decrease chronic low back pain

The Stand Back study, recently published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, evaluated the feasibility and effects of a multicomponent intervention targeting reduced prolonged sitting and pain self-management in desk workers with chronic low back pain (LBP).

This randomised controlled trial recruited 27 individuals with chronic LBP, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) >10% and desk jobs (sitting ≥20 hours/week).

The study concluded that an intervention coupling behavioural counselling targeting reduced sedentary behaviour and pain self-management is a translatable treatment strategy that shows promise for treating chronic LBP in desk-bound employees.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://oem.bmj.com/content/early/2018/01/12/oemed-2017-104732

 

 

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:

Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.”

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


Show Notes for February 9, 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 –

  • Ohio Imposes Strict Rule on Workers’ Back Surgery
  • And Finally, a story about correlates between daily physical activity and intervertebral disc health

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #622 recorded February 9, 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/healthbeat0622.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 ….

 

 

Ohio Imposes Strict Rule on Workers’ Back Surgery

Ohio residents with work-related back injuries in most cases must try remedies like rest, physical therapy and chiropractic care before turning to spinal fusion surgery and prescription painkillers under a groundbreaking new guideline that is partly meant to reduce the overprescribing of opioids but isn’t sitting well with everyone.

Other states have also imposed strict payment rules, but the Ohio policy, which went into effect Jan. 1, goes further by embedding an opioid warning specifically into its surgical restriction.

The state has been among the hardest hit by the overdose crisis, which many experts say stems largely from addictions to prescription painkillers that can progress into heroin use.

According to Chris Tomshack, CEO and founder of HealthSource, a large chiropractic-clinic chain, said narcotic use has been found to increase 41 percent in patients who received fusion surgery and to continue over two years in three-quarters of patients.

“Non-invasive treatments for chronic back pain, including chiropractic care, have proven to deliver better outcomes for most patients based on numerous studies,” said Tomshack, a physician.

“Ohio is taking the lead with its BWC ruling, which will reduce lost productivity and costs to the state, and most importantly, improve the healing process for injured workers.”

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/ohio/articles/2018-01-10/ohio-imposes-strict-rule-on-workers-back-surgery-opioids

 

 

In vivo correlates between daily physical activity and intervertebral disc health

A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopedic Research, looked at the correlates between daily physical activity and disc health.

Physical activity impacts health and disease in multiple body tissues including the intervertebral discs.

Fluid flow within the disc is an indicator of disc health that can be observed using diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging.

Participants underwent structural and diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate intervertebral disc health and fluid flow. They also underwent bone density scans, carotid artery ultrasounds, a treadmill test, and a physical exam for pain, range of motion, and instability.

These measures were used to correlate MRI indicators of intervertebral disc health with participant activity levels.

The study concluded that increased dynamic loading through physical activity and decreased static loading from sedentary time benefit intervertebral disc health.

Physical activity, particularly vigorous activity, is beneficial in helping maintain intervertebral disc health.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jor.23765/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

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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.

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:

The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.”

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


Show Notes for February 2, 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 –

  • Inflammatory biomarkers of low back pain and disc degeneration
  • And Finally, a story about Upper Extremity Manual Therapy for Treating Fibrosis

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #621 recorded February 2, 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/healthbeat0621.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 ….

 

 

Inflammatory biomarkers of low back pain and disc degeneration

Biomarkers are biological characteristics that can be used to indicate health or disease.

A recent paper, published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, reviews studies on biomarkers of low back pain (LBP) in human subjects.

LBP is the leading cause of disability, caused by various spine-related disorders, including intervertebral disc degeneration, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and facet arthritis.

The focus of these studies is inflammatory mediators, because inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of disc degeneration and associated pain mechanisms.

These biomarkers may serve as novel tools for directing patient care.

The review covers studies performed on populations with specific diagnoses and undefined origins of LBP. Since the natural history of LBP is progressive, the temporal nature of studies is categorized by duration of symptomology/disease.

Related studies on changes in biomarkers with treatment are also reviewed.

Ultimately, diagnostic biomarkers of LBP and spinal degeneration have the potential to shepherd an era of individualized spine medicine for personalized therapeutics in the treatment of LBP.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.13551/abstract

 

Upper Extremity Manual Therapy for Treating Fibrosis

Key clinical features of carpal tunnel syndrome and other types of cumulative trauma disorders of the hand and wrist include pain and functional disabilities.

Mechanistic details remain under investigation but may involve tissue inflammation and/or fibrosis.

The authors of a recent study published in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, examined the effectiveness of modeled manual therapy (MMT) as a treatment for sensorimotor behavior declines and increased fibrogenic processes occurring in forearm tissues of rats performing an high repetition high force (HRHF) reaching and grasping task for 12 weeks.

Rats receiving the modeled manual therapy expressed fewer discomfort-related behaviors, and performed progressively better in the high repetition high force task. Grip strength, while decreased after training, improved following modeled manual therapy.

The study concluded that these observations support the investigation of manual therapy as a preventative for repetitive motion disorders.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4729290/

 

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:

The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.”

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


Show Notes for January 26, 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 –

  • Management of persistent coccydynia with transrectal manipulation
  • And Finally, a Story about Chest Pain and Mental Stress Induced Myocardial Ischemia – Sex Differences

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #620 recorded January 26, 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/healthbeat0620.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 ….

 

 

Management of persistent coccydynia with transrectal manipulation

A recent study, published in the European Spine Journal, compared the results of manual therapy combined with steroid injection with single steroid injection in the treatment of persistent coccydynia.

Combined therapy was performed in 21 patients (Group 1) and steroid injection in 23 patients (Group 2).

Patients were classified according to the underlying cause, BMI, anatomic type of coccyx and duration of symptoms.

The study concluded that Manual therapy combined with steroid injection would be an alternative method in case of persistent coccydynia.

It is a safe and easy option before surgical treatment.

As always, discuss all forms of therapy with your Qualified Health Care Professional.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00586-017-5399-6

 

 

Chest Pain and Mental Stress Induced Myocardial Ischemia – Sex Differences

A recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine, looked at the connection between Chest Pain and Mental Stress Induced Ischemia and related sex differences.

Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) is a frequent phenomenon in patients with coronary artery disease.

Women with coronary artery disease tend to have more MSIMI and more chest pain/anginal symptoms than men, but whether the association between MSIMI and angina burden differs in women and men, is unknown.

The study concluded, that in women, but not in men, anginal symptoms may be a marker of vulnerability towards ischemia induced by psychological stress.

These results highlight the psychosocial origins of angina in women, and may have important implications for the management and prognosis of women with angina.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29224740

 

 

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:

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”

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