CF 226: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Restless Leg Syndrome
Today we’re going to talk about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Restless Leg Syndrome
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Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Pain And COVID & Images Can Mislead
. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. On the personal end of things…..
As part of our MCM Mastermind call last week, it seems that everyone is starting to get busy once again. Which is refreshing. Omicron is settled down and deductibles are getting met once again.
Patients are coming back. Are we the only business that hasn’t gone up on prices this year? Gas, flights, travel of any kind, food, real estate, inflation…..everything has gone sky high. And I’m sitting here with the exact same pricing I’ve had for the last 5 or more years.
Last week, we talkied about getting hacked on FB. Yeah, it happened to me big time. BIG TIME. Facebook changed to this Meta thingy majig. So, I have created around 22 pages for various reasons. Philanthropy, business, clinic services, etc. Lots of stuff.
You may recall that I’ve been mentioning that I was running a targeted ad campaign. Since we are medically integrated, I started with the hormone pellets. I figured if I could get it to work for pellets, I could repeat the process with every service we offer.
So, I went and found a freelancer that does that. Hired them up and we were off and running. Well, he needed admin permissions on Facebook. I did not think that was a good idea but he’s not the first I’ve worked with and they all need this permission level for some reason. It’s honestly never made sense and I’ve never been comfortable with it.
But, since it’s pretty common, I did it. Well, I woke up last Monday to an email from him telling me to remove him from my Facebook because he’d been hacked. I went to do that but it was too late. I was already listed as an employee and two random names I’ve never seen were listed as the Admins.
So through hacking my paid ad person, they were able to hack my Meta and through hacking my Meta, they were now in control of 22 different pages of mine.
Excuse me for being crude here but that’ll make your butt strings pucker up, people. That’ll make you cuss in Spanish and kick baby bunnies.
Facebook support gave me a little hope. I got going with them, they understood the issue and said I’d hear back from them in 24-48 hrs. That was a Monday. Thursday rolled around and I still hadn’t heard anything from them so I started a new ticket with them. The new ticket dude knocked it out.
I was back in control of everything within about 2 hours. It’s odd; the hackers didn’t change anything on any of the 22 pages I run. They had 3 days minimum to mess everything up but they didn’t for some reason. I don’t know. It’s weird. But thank God they didn’t.
Now we’re back to normal, this Monday wasn’t a freak out butt puckering session and we’re good to go.
So let this be a lesson to you all. When you hire an ad person and they ask for admin permission, politely tell them, I’m sorry but I’ve been advised by my Ol’ Uncle Jeffro not to do that. You can get hacked through the back door like that and it doesn’t feel good. Not good at all.
Before we get to the research, we talked about pricing…..well, I’m guessing you are getting tired of getting paid peanuts for your good work? Insurance pays maybe half. Medicare and Medicaid even less. So how about full payment? This comes with PI cases. How do you get these cases? You learn how the game is played. You learn the system.
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Alright onto the research Item #1
This first one is called, “Effect of Computer-Assisted Cognitive Behavior Therapy vs Usual Care on Depression Among Adults in Primary Care A Randomized Clinical Trial”
by Wright et. al. (Wright JH 2022) and published on February 10, 2022. Ah….it’s hot and cozy.
First of all, before we dive in, we know chronic pain can lead to depression, anxiety, lack of sleep, and deeper pain. We also know that it goes the other way as well. Depression leads to deeper, more entrenched chronic pain, inactivity, anxiety and on and on.
That’s why the American College of Physicians has recommended Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a first line treatment for back pain.
On another related note, chiropractors tend to think they can do everyhting. Y’all……CBT isn’t one of them. You can’t Google it and figure it out. It’s not in our scope. You have to find a specialist and refer it out. When you’re wondering if you can take care of it yourself……just don’t Why They Did It
To evaluate whether computer-assisted CBT is more effective than treatment as usual (TAU) in primary care patients with depression and to examine the feasibility and implementation of it in a primary care population with substantial numbers of patients with low income, limited internet access, and low levels of educational attainment. How They Did It
What They Found
- Randomized clinical trial
- included adult primary care patients from clinical practices at the University of Louisville who scored
- They were randomly assigned to computer-assisted CBT or treatment as usual for 12 weeks of active treatment.
- Follow-up assessments were conducted 3 and 6 months after treatment completion.
- The last follow-up assessment was conducted on January 30, 2020.
- The primary outcome measures were administered at baseline, 12 weeks, and 3 and 6 months after treatment completion.
Wrap It Up
- An intent-to-treat analysis found that computer-assisted CBT led to significantly greater improvement in outcome scores -cores than treatment as usual at posttreatment and 3 month and 6 month follow-up points.
- Posttreatment response and remission rates were also significantly higher for computer-assisted CBT than treatment as usual
computer-assisted CBT was found to have significantly greater effects on depressive symptoms than treatment as usual in primary care patients with depression. Because the study population included people with lower income and lack of internet access who typically have been underrepresented or not included in earlier investigations of computer-assisted CBT, results suggest that this form of treatment can be acceptable and useful in diverse primary care settings.
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Our second one today is called “Current Evidence on Diagnostic Criteria, Relevant Outcome Measures, and Efficacy of Nonpharmacologic Therapy in the Management of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): A Scoping Review”
by Guay et. al. (Guay A 2020) and pulblished in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Why They Did It
To outline the current evidence regarding the management of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with nonpharmacologic approaches. How They Did It
What They Found
- Scoping review
- The authors extracted data from the 24 admissible studies, that is, the ones about manual therapy, exercises, and alternative treatments for RLS
- The Physiotherapy Evidence Database scale was used to rate the methodological quality of the included randomized controlled trials by 2 independent readers.
Wrap It Up
- In the 24 articles fulfilling the selection criteria, there was a consistent trend in the findings showing positive results in lowering RLS symptom severity.
- The efficacy of exercise, yoga, massage, acupuncture, traction straight leg raise, cryotherapy, pneumatic compression devices, whole-body vibration, transcranial and transcutaneous stimulation, and near-infrared lights showed different effects on RLS symptom severity, and the level of evidence was evaluated.
Our results showed clinically significant effects for exercises, acupuncture, pneumatic compression devices, and near-infrared light. Short-lasting effects were identified with whole-body cryotherapy, repetitive transcranial stimulation, and transcutaneous stimulation. More studies are necessary to investigate efficacy of yoga, massage, traction straight leg raise, and whole-body vibration. No adverse effects were identified for moderate-intensity exercise, yoga, massage, and pneumatic compression devices.
If I remember correctly, we did another episode that covered RLS and melatonin was a supplent that showed effectiveness. Google it and see if I’m right.
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Guay A, H. M., O’Shaughnessy J, Descarreaux M, (2020). “Current Evidence on Diagnostic Criteria, Relevant Outcome Measures, and Efficacy of Nonpharmacologic Therapy in the Management of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): A Scoping Review.” J Man Physiol Ther 43
Wright JH, O. J., Eells TD, (2022). “Effect of Computer-Assisted Cognitive Behavior Therapy vs Usual Care on Depression Among Adults in Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA Netw Open 5