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

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

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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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― 
Guy Kawasaki

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Show Notes for July 6, 2018

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

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

  • Comprehensive non-surgical treatment versus self-directed care to improve walking ability in lumbar spinal stenosis
  • And Finally, a Story about Chiropractic SMT and Lumbar Disc Herniation

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #638 recorded July 6, 2018

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

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0638.mp3

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Comprehensive non-surgical treatment versus self-directed care to improve walking ability in lumbar spinal stenosis:

The objective of a recent study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, was to compare the effectiveness of a comprehensive non-surgical training program to a self-directed approach in improving walking ability in lumbar spinal stenosis.

A total of 104 participants with neurogenic claudication and imaging confirmed lumbar spinal stenosis were randomized. The mean age was 70.6 years, 57% were female, 84% had leg symptoms for more than 12-months and the mean maximum walking capacity was 328.7m.

Continuous walking distance in meters (m) measured by the Self-Paced Walk Test (SPWT) and proportion of participants achieving at least 30% improvement (MCID) in the Self-Paced Walk Test at 6-months.

Secondary outcomes included the Zurich Claudication Questionnaire (ZCQ), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), ODI walk score and the Short-Form General Health Survey (SF-36) subscales.

The study concluded that a comprehensive conservative program demonstrated superior, large and sustained improvements in walking ability and can be a safe non-surgical treatment option for patients with neurogenic claudication due to lumbar spinal stenosis.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – https://www.archives-pmr.org/inpress?code=yapmr-site

 


Chiropractic SMT and Lumbar Disc Herniation

Chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment (SMT) is common for back pain and has been reported to increase the risk for lumbar disc herniation (LDH), but there is no high quality evidence about this.

In the absence of good evidence, clinicians can have knowledge and beliefs about the risk.

The purpose of a recent study published in the European Spine Journal, was to determine clinicians’ beliefs regarding the risk for acute LDH associated with chiropractic SMT.

The study concluded that clinicians’ beliefs about the risk for acute LDH associated with chiropractic SMT varied systematically across professions, in spite of a lack of scientific evidence to inform these beliefs.

These probability distributions can serve as prior probabilities in future Bayesian analyses of this relationship.

And remember to discuss safety of Chiropractic Manipulation with your Doctor of Chiropractic.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00586-017-5295-0

 

 

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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, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for June 29, 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 –

  • Health Leaders Support Chiropractic Treatment at Industry Briefing
  • And Finally, a Story about Noninvasive Non-pharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #637 recorded June 29, 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/healthbeat0637.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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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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Health Leaders Support Chiropractic Treatment at Industry Briefing

Chiropractic is a safer first-line option for pain management than prescription opioid painkillers for fibromyalgia patients and others with chronic pain, numerous speakers insisted at a March 21 healthcare industry briefing hosted by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP).

Marc Siegel, MD, Fox News Health commentator and professor of medicine at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, praised the chiropractic profession for its drug-free approach to the management of back and neck pain.

According to Dr. Siegel, “Primary-care doctors are responsible for 28 percent of the problem, and let me tell you why: someone comes to us for back pain, and maybe we understand that the back is a tight compartment of muscle, nerve and bone, but maybe we don’t know which is causing the problem. So, what do primary care doctors do? They start trying to medicate to get the patient feeling better.”

Other presentations echoed this position.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – https://fibromyalgianewstoday.com/2017/03/24/fibromyalgia-patients-choose-chiropractors-instead-painkillers-industry-reps/

 

 

Noninvasive Non-pharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain

In June 2018, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ, released a summary report looking to assess which noninvasive non-pharmacological treatments for common chronic pain conditions improve function and pain for at least 1 month after treatment.

Many interventions are available to manage chronic pain; understanding the durability of treatment effects may assist with treatment selection.

Key Messages from the report included:

  • Interventions that improved function and/or pain for at least 1 month when used for—
    • Chronic low back pain:Exercise, psychological therapies (primarily cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT]), spinal manipulation, low-level laser therapy, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction, yoga, acupuncture, multidisciplinary rehabilitation (MDR).
    • Chronic neck pain:Exercise, low-level laser, Alexander Technique, acupuncture.
    • Knee osteoarthritis:Exercise, ultrasound.
    • Hip osteoarthritis:Exercise, manual therapies.
    • Fibromyalgia:Exercise, CBT, myofascial release massage, tai chi, qigong, acupuncture, MDR.
    • Chronic tension headache:Spinal manipulation.
  • Most effects were small. Long-term evidence was sparse.
  • There was no evidence suggesting serious harms from any of the interventions studied; data on harms were limited.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/topics/nonpharma-treatment-pain/research-2018

 
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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, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for June 22, 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 –

  • NYS Proposed New Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedule
  • And Finally, a Story about the Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability

 For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #636 recorded June 22, 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/healthbeat0636.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.

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NYS Proposed New Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedule

On June 6, 2018, the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board released the following statement:

“As announced on April 17, 2018, in Subject Number 046-1058 Proposals to Improve Medical Care for Injured Workers, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) proposes to increase reimbursement fees paid to medical providers.

The proposed changes to the Medical Fee Schedule have been published in the June 6, 2018, State Register, and the Board will accept comments from the public for 60 days.

The proposal includes updated Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, increased conversion factors and amended Ground Rules, which are available under the Medical Fee Schedules section on the Board’s website. Those who do not have access to CPT codes with descriptions can arrange to review them in person at Board offices by contacting regulations@wcb.ny.gov

The Board encourages the public, injured workers, employers, self-insured employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, attorneys, medical providers, and labor and business organizations to provide comment.

Please submit your comments on or before August 6, 2018, to regulations@wcb.ny.gov

The Board will evaluate all comments received, and will consider necessary revisions as the process advances.”

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/SubjectNos/sn046_1071.jsp

 

 

Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability

A recent study published in JAMA, studied the effect of adding chiropractic care to usual medical care for patients with low back pain.

In this comparative effectiveness clinical trial among active-duty US military personnel, patients who received usual medical care plus chiropractic care reported a statistically significant moderate improvement in low back pain intensity and disability at 6 weeks compared with those who received usual care alone.

This trial supports the inclusion of chiropractic care as a component of multidisciplinary health care for low back pain, as currently recommended in existing guidelines.

The objective of the study was to determine whether the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care results in better pain relief and pain-related function when compared with usual medical care alone.

The study concluded that Chiropractic care, when added to usual medical care, resulted in moderate short-term improvements in low back pain intensity and disability in active-duty military personnel.

This trial provides additional support for the inclusion of chiropractic care as a component of multidisciplinary health care for low back pain, as currently recommended in existing guidelines.

However, study limitations illustrate that further research is needed to understand longer-term outcomes as well as how patient heterogeneity and intervention variations affect patient responses to chiropractic care.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2680417

 

 

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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:

I don’t know where we should take this company, but I do know that if I start with the right people, ask them the right questions, and engage them in vigorous debate, we will find a way to make this company great.”
― 
James C. Collins

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


Show Notes for June 8, 2018

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

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

  • The impact of low back pain on health-related quality of life in old age
  • And Finally, a Story about Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #635 recorded June 8, 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/healthbeat0635.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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The impact of low back pain on health-related quality of life in old age

The aim of a recent study published in the European Spine Journal, was to investigate the effects of low back pain (LBP), i.e., type of symptoms, activity limitations, frequency, duration, and severity on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a sample of 707 community-dwelling men and women aged ≥ 65 years living in Switzerland.

The study is part of a larger survey conducted in Switzerland on a sample of older adults selected randomly from population records, stratified by age and sex.

The Standardized Back Pain Definition was used to investigate LBP, and HRQoL was assessed by means of the EQ-5D, including Health Utility Index (HUI) measures.

The study concluded that these results provide further insight into the impact of qualitative aspects of LBP and in particular the importance of radiating leg pain and pain frequency and duration.

While LBP-related activity limitations had little impact on both self-rated overall health and HUI, radiating leg pain and pain frequency and duration were associated with significantly decreased scores on both dimensions.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-017-5427-6?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals&utm_source=toc&utm_medium=email&utm_content=586&utm_campaign=

 

 

Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain

Mobilization and manipulation therapies are widely used to benefit patients with chronic low back pain. However, questions remain about their efficacy, dosing, safety, and how these approaches compare with other therapies.

A recent study, published in The Spine Journal, aims to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of various mobilization and manipulation therapies for treatment of chronic low back pain.

The present study measures self-reported pain, function, health-related quality of life, and adverse events.

Fifty-one trials were included in the systematic review. Nine trials (1,176 patients) provided sufficient data and were judged similar enough to be pooled for meta-analysis.

Studies comparing manipulation or mobilization with sham or no treatment were too few or too heterogeneous to allow for pooling as were studies examining relationships between dose and outcomes.

Few studies assessed health-related quality of life. Twenty-six of 51 trials were multimodal studies and narratively described.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430(18)30016-0/fulltext

 

 

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The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.”
― 
Idowu Koyenikan

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


Show Notes for June 1, 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 level as a predictor of healthy and chronic disease-free life expectancy between ages 50 and 75
  • And Finally, a Story about Late bedtimes, short sleeping time, and longtime video-game playing are associated with low back pain in school-aged athletes

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #634 recorded June 1, 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/healthbeat0634.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.

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Physical activity level as a predictor of healthy and chronic disease-free life expectancy between ages 50 and 75

Physical activity promotes healthy aging. However, little is known about the relationship between physical activity levels and healthy and chronic disease-free life expectancy (LE).

A recent study was published in the journal Age and Ageing, with the aim was to examine healthy and chronic disease-free LE between ages 50 and 75 and across various levels of physical activity by sex and different occupational statuses.

A clear dose–response relationship between higher physical activity levels and increased healthy and chronic disease-free LE in men and women, and within occupational statuses was found. On average, vigorously active men and women lived 6.3 years longer in good health and 2.9 years longer without chronic diseases between ages 50 and 75 compared to inactive individuals.

The study concluded that higher levels of physical activity increase healthy and chronic disease-free years similarly in men and women, but more among persons with low than with high occupational status.

As always, discuss all Exercise recommendations with your Qualified health care provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://academic.oup.com/ageing/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ageing/afy016/4930839?redirectedFrom=fulltext

 

 

Late bedtimes, short sleeping time, and longtime video-game playing are associated with low back pain in school-aged athletes

Low back pain is a significant problem for school-aged athletes. Although some risk factors relating to sports activities have been reported, the effect of lifestyles on low back pain in school-aged athletes is not clear.

The purpose of a recent study published in the European Spine Journal, was to elucidate the association between lifestyles, such as wake-up time, bedtime, sleeping time, and TV-viewing or video-game-playing time per day and low back pain of school-aged athletes.

The results of the study found that the frequency of low back pain was 5.0%. Late bedtime, short sleeping time, and long video-game-playing time per day were significantly associated with low back pain. There was no significant association between low back pain and wake-up time or TV-viewing time per day.

The study concluded that unhealthy life-style choices, such as late bedtimes, short sleeping time, and longtime video-game playing, were associated with low back pain in school-aged athletes.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-017-5177-5?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals&utm_source=toc&utm_medium=email&utm_content=586&utm_campaign=

 

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 are never satisfied; they continually strive to be better.”

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


Show Notes for May 25, 2018

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

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

  • Update to Story about Classification System for Spinal MUA
  • Imaging for low back pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Physical activity levels in adults after pedometer-based walking interventions

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #633 recorded May 25, 2018

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

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0633.mp3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And Now for some news ….

 

 

Google Plus Chiropractic Community

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

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

 

Update to Episode #626

In Episode #626, originally airing on March 16, 2018, related to a paper by Drs. Cerf and Bowman, entitled Outcomes indicators and a risk classification system for spinal manipulation under anesthesia, we erroneously left out the correct journal the paper was published in.

The correct journal is Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-018-0177-z

 

 

Imaging for low back pain: Is clinical use consistent with Guidelines?

The problem of imaging patients with low back pain (LBP) when it is not indicated is well recognised. The converse is also possible, although rarely considered. The extent of these two problems is presently unclear.

The purpose of a recent study, published in The Spine Journal, was to estimate how commonly overuse, and also underuse, of imaging occurs in the management of LBP, and how appropriate use of imaging is assessed.

The study concluded that inappropriate imaging is common in LBP management, including both overuse in those where imaging is not indicated and underuse of imaging when it is indicated.

Appreciating that both underuse and overuse can occur is fundamental to efforts to improve imaging practice to align with current guidelines and best evidence.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430(18)30203-1/pdf

 

 

 

Physical Activity Levels in Adults after Pedometer-Based Walking Interventions

Physical inactivity is an important cause of noncommunicable diseases.

Interventions can increase short-term physical activity (PA), but health benefits require maintenance. Few interventions have evaluated PA objectively beyond 12 months.

The authors of a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, followed up two pedometer interventions with positive 12-month effects to examine objective PA levels at 3–4 years.

The study concluded that intervention participants followed up from both trials demonstrated higher levels of objectively measured PA at 3–4 years than controls, similar to previously reported 12-month trial effects.

Pedometer interventions, delivered by post or with nurse support, can help address the public health physical inactivity challenge.

As always, discuss all Exercise recommendations with your Qualified health care provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002526

 

 

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

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