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Chronic Pain Central Sensitization & Patient Barriers To Physical Therapy

CF 316: Chronic Pain Central Sensitization & Patient Barriers To Physical Therapy Today we’re going to talk about Chronic Pain Central Sensitization & Patient Barriers To PT and, I would argue….chiropractic care. But first, here’s that sweet sweet bumper music    

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  OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are giving evidence-based chiropractic a little personality and making it profitable. We’re not the stuffy, elitist, pretentious kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers. So grab you a bushel.  I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast.  I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.  Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, smarts, personality, and easy to get along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do. 
  • Go to Amazon and check our my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s excellent resource for you and is categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams. 
  • Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page, 
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then 
  • Review our podcast on wherever you listen to it 
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at chiropracticforward.com
You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #316 Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about The WHO’s Sources For Opinion On Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Part 6).  Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.  On the personal end of things….. Man, we’re going through some stuff at the office recently and it centers around collections. Remember when I said last week that practice is a big long game of whack-a-mole? Well, it’s a fact and what I’m currently dealing with is really a ‘death by a thousand cuts’ type of scenario with one glaringly large issue.  The bright neon sign issue right now is collections. We are billing appropriately but the checks aren’t showing up. We’ve had such a struggle with in-house billing in the past. We lost hundreds of thousands on that years ago so we’ve moved to off-site billers. We are now on our 4th, I believe.  I think we’re in the right spot with this one. However, in the transition, our collections have taken a nose dive and I mean a nose dive. As in, if we billed out $70k+, we had a collections of $28k. Right. Now, carry that out over 3 months with that kind of deficit, your resources that are meant to cover issues start to vanish fairly rapidly.  Remember, I have an overhead of $55k-$60k/month. I remember when I was younger and newer in practice. At the time, my overhead was about $25k. I was talking to an older chiro buddy of mine at a TX Chiro Assoc event and he told me his overhead was $45k/month. And he wasn’t integrated either. It blew me away. I couldn’t imagine having an overhead that high.  And…..well here we are. With 4 full time employees, a full-time NP, an acupuncturist, and 2 massage therapists…..it just sort of happens. All of the medical supplies….holy cow. That’s a pretty penny, folks. Massage supplies, acupuncture needles, 4,000 sq ft. Office, utilities…you get the point. It adds up fast and if you’re not cognizant of what’s up, it’ll get out of hand on you. That’s why I balance my own bank account each month. I know what’s coming in and what’s going out.  It’s why I know that we have a collections issue.  Remember we have death by a thousand cuts, right? Well, other issues of late are that we aren’t performing and charging for codes we could be. We’re letting cold laser patients walk out the door without doing laser. We’re letting exercise patients exit the building without doing their exerrcises. This is happening with patients that are covered under PI or on their insurance plan for rehab.  That’s just a training issue and we’re whacking that mole currently.  Another issue is that we’re still recovering from COVID on some level. In 2019, I had 220 more new patients over the course of that year than I had in 2023. What the hell? So, we’re whacking that mole by ramping up some marketing and website SEO efforts.  I have a call with the collection company today at lunch and I have addressed the other issues. Now, if we can get it happening on the collections, you’ll get to hear happy Jeff in future episodes. Yay!! Why do I share this stuff with you? I like to think this is not just a research article podcast. This is real life. If you know the struggles I’m dealing with and the successes I’m enjoying, you’re either going through the same and can learn, or you WILL be going through the same and can learn from my experiences.  Even when you’re riding the wave of success, things can short circuit and you have to always be paying attention so that you can catch it as quickly as possible so you can avoid disaster. After years of not having to give finances much consideration at all, it’s time to lean on some folks that owe the clinic money, lean on our biller a bit, get ourselves in order, and market.  Easy peasy right? I’ll keep you posted on our progress. Don’t cry for me, Argentina! You’ll be mad at me soon because I’ll be back to seeing 70+ new patients per month. Wait for it. When you’ve got my attention, you’ve got my attention and I have a tendency to really lean in and get focused. That’s where we are right now. While I don’t recommend it, it is a bit exhilerating. I’ll admit.  Item #1 Our first one today is called, “Nociplastic pain and central sensitization in patients with chronic pain conditions: a terminology update for clinicians” by Nijs et. Al. published in Brazillian Journal of Physical Therapy in May of 2023 and that’s hot enough! Remember, the citations can be found at chiropractscforward.com under this episode.  Nijs J, Malfliet A, Nishigami T. Nociplastic pain and central sensitization in patients with chronic pain conditions: a terminology update for clinicians. Braz J Phys Ther. 2023 May-Jun;27(3):100518. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2023.100518. Epub 2023 Jun 14. PMID: 37348359; PMCID: PMC10314229. Why They Did It Acute pain has been tremendously beneficial throughout evolution as it enables us to identify potential harmful stimuli, and as it ensures we protect damaged tissue while it heals.  However, once evolved into a chronic state, its protective role diminishes with a wide range of negative and maladaptive sequelae that massively impact both the individual and society.  Neuroscientific research has significantly advanced our understanding about pain and chronic pain in particular, including the role of central (nervous system) sensitization in the generation and amplification of (persistent) pain experiences. This knowledge innovation created a massive implementation potential but also a challenge for clinicians to remain up-to-date in daily practice.  Particularly the variety of and rapid change in concepts and terminology used can be challenging for clinicians. For these reasons, this second part of the comprehensive pain management editorial series1 provides a terminology update regarding central sensitization and nociplastic pain in a clinically applicable way.  Essentially, central sensitization is the major underlying mechanism of nociplastic pain, which is a pain phenotype. To facilitate the understanding of the concept of central sensitization, it is crucial to understand that central sensitization is a homeostatic mechanism. This implies, similar to inflammation, that central sensitization is adaptive in the short term (e.g., in the days following surgery or following a motor vehicle accident). As such, it avoids further deterioration in acute pain situations.  However, central sensitization becomes maladaptive in the long term, with pain losing its protective value as commonly seen in patients with persistent pain (e.g., months after successful surgery or a motor vehicle accident).  In addition, central sensitization and inflammation – although physiologically very divert mechanisms – share many features, including the notion that multiple biomarkers together rather than a single gold standard are required for assuming its presence, the fact that they are both umbrella terms covering various clinical & biological presentations, that their clinical presentation varies substantially from patient to patient, and that they are both key mechanism in a wide variety of clinical conditions/diseases The presence of clinical features of central sensitization predicts poor treatment outcomes in patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions, at least when the treatment targets local tissues as the presumed source of nociception.  This applies to conservative interventions, but also to surgical interventions. These observations illustrate the need for early recognition of central sensitization in patients with chronic pain, in combination with tailored treatment. Item #2 Our last one today is called, “Patient-related barriers and enablers to the implementation of high-value physiotherapy for chronic pain: a systematic review”’ by Dickson et. Al. and published in Pain Medicine in February 2024 and that one’ll burn your damn eye brows off.  Cameron Dickson, Rutger M J de Zoete, Carolyn Berryman, Philip Weinstein, Kexun Kenneth Chen, Paul Rothmore, Patient-related barriers and enablers to the implementation of high-value physiotherapy for chronic pain: a systematic review, Pain Medicine, Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2024, Pages 104–115, https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnad134 Why They Did It To identify and synthesize patient-related barriers to… and enablers of ….the implementation of high-value physiotherapy (HVP) for chronic pain.  Furthermore, to review what patient-related interventions have been used to facilitate the implementation of high-value physiotherapy for chronic pain, as well as their efficacy. How They Did It The authors systematically searched the APA PsycInfo, Embase, CINAHL, Medline, Scopus, and PEDro databases for peer-reviewed studies (published in English) of adults with chronic pain.  They used the Theoretical Domains Framework of behavior change to synthesize identified themes relating to barriers and enablers. Outcomes from studies reporting on interventions were also qualitatively synthesized. What They Found
  • Fourteen studies reported on barriers and enablers, 8 of which related to exercise adherence. 
  • Themes common to barriers and enablers included perceived efficacy of treatment, interrelationship with the physiotherapist, exercise burden, and the patient’s understanding of exercise benefits. 
  • Other barriers included fear of movement, fragmented care, and cost. 
  • Ten studies explored interventions, 9 of which aimed to improve exercise adherence. 
  • Of these, evidence from 4 randomized controlled trials of technology-based interventions demonstrated improved exercise adherence among intervention groups compared with controls.
Wrap It Up
  • Patients with chronic pain experience barriers to high value PT, including their beliefs, the nature of their interaction with their physiotherapist, perceived treatment efficacy, and cost. 
  • Enablers include rapport with their physiotherapist, achievable exercises, and seamless cost-effective care. 
  • Technology-based interventions have demonstrated effectiveness at increasing exercise adherence. 
  • Our findings suggest that interventions seeking to enhance implementation of high value PT, need to consider the multifactorial barriers experienced by patients with chronic pain.
Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen. Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.  Store Remember the evidence-informed brochures and posters at chiropracticforward.com.       

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    The Message I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots. When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few. It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient. And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health! Key Point: At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints…. That’s Chiropractic! Contact Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.  Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.  We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference.  Connect We can’t wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward. Website
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The WHO’s Sources For Opinion On Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Part 2)

CF 309: The WHO’s Sources For Opinion On Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Part 2) Today we’re going to talk about The WHO’s Sources For Opinion On Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Part 2) But first, here’s that sweet sweet bumper music    

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  OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are giving evidence-based chiropractic a little personality and making it profitable. We’re not the stuffy, elitist, pretentious kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers. So grab you a bushel.  I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast.  I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.  Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, smarts, personality, and easy to get along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do. 
  • Go to Amazon and check our my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s excellent resource for you and is categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams. 
  • Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page, 
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then 
  • Review our podcast on wherever you listen to it 
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at chiropracticforward.com
You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #309 Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about The WHO’s Sources For Opinion On Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Part 1).  Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.  On the personal end of things….. Hey crew, this week, we’re just kind of gearing up for Christmas because that’s a big deal. We have Christmas on a Monday this year so that’s nice and tidy, right. We don’t have to decide if we’re taking off Christmas Eve or not. It’s pretty simple this year.  I have a short story about something that we went through last week here in the clinic. It jusst takes one person to really throw a monkey wrench into your week.  I’ll start by saying, “Thank God I can’t prescribe medication.” Those folks have a whole extra layer of crap they have to deal with I’m sure. If you’re fresh faced and new in practice, here’s your warning, there are awful people out there in the world that just want to steal your joy for no damn reason at all. I’m better now but one of them stole mine last week. I had a patient that laid off of work. On their own. Not doctor-ordered. On the day before they decided to return to work, they came into the clinic. They told me they were only really in my clinic for their appointment to get a doctor’s note.  Fine, I’m happy to see patients and I’m happy to write a note that the patient came to see me that day. Not a big deal. Pretty much every day normal stuff.  The next day, the person starts harassing our front desk staffer about writing a note for them covering the days spent at home prior to their visit to our clinic.  The person expected us to falsify our records and create treatment dates for them pretending they were being seen in our office. Dates they were not seen in our office. THAT’S NUTS. And immoral. And unethical. And should be embarrassing for them to even ask, much less expect and DEMAND, an office to do for them.  They said I should be their advocate because I’m their doctor. If you  or your patients ever thought a provider was supposed to be the patients’ advocate, get that out of your head. As you likely know, we are taught specifically, especially in the medicolegal area of healthcare, that we are NOT our patients’ advocates.  We are objective care givers only. Besides that, advocating is one thing. Out and out lying and falsifying records is quite another.  When the patients was told that we cannot do that, the threats started. I received an email from this person telling me that online reviews are powerful tools and that they are going to let everyone know our clinic did them wrong and make sure anyone that reads it will never come to my clinic.  Really??  Using the threat of online reviews to extort a falsified doctor’s note so they don’t get into trouble at work because of their own actions?  This person, who works for a big government outfit, who has probably never took a chance and built anything on their own. Who has never laid awake at night worrying about their business. Who has never poured piles of money, blood, sweat, and tears into building their own brand and reputation. Who. Has never employeed 14 people and was responsible for feeding their families.  This type of person is going to try to tear us down because we wouldn’t lie for them.   You cannot make this stuff up. After not getting the note they demanded, they did go ahead and leave the revenge review. We got us a 1-star out of the deal.  We healthcare people cannot put people like this on blast due to HIPAA so…..we just sort of have to take it on the chin. It’s not the first time I’ve had a patient leave a completely false review but this one is the first one like this. No doubt.  I have the emails and the threats. I reported the review to Yelp as false, libelous, and disparaging with the review service. Of course, Yelp doing Yelp stuff and being absolutely worthless, decided to keep the review. So…..I responded. While the reviewer just used his first name and an initial for the last, I went ahead and addressed him by his full last name. If he’s putting me on blast for no reason, I’m putting him on blast for real. Let’s get the cockroach into the daylight.  After addressing him by his full name, my public response was as follows,  “The first thing I would like to clear up with you that has been taught to healthcare providers through the years, is that healthcare providers are absolutely NOT advocates for patients. We cannot be advocates for our patients. We are objective caregivers. Nothing more. So you can forget that talking point. Secondly, for you to ask a healthcare provider of any type to misrepresent your treatment dates, is quite honestly shocking. We offered, and were more than happy to write you a note for the day that you were seen in our clinic. That is very customary and very appropriate. We would have even been happy to include in the note that any issue experienced was supposedly ongoing. Furthermore, we would have even been happy to leave out any part about only being in the office to get a doctors note.  But we cannot, and will not pretend that we treated you on dates that we did not treat you. For you to demand that from us is quite honestly embarrassingly entitled of you. I understand that you being out of work for some amount of time might cause you issues with your supervisor. While we hate hearing that, we at Creek Stone shoulder zero responsibility in the matter and should have NEVER been expected to play a part in it in any way. You threatened to leave us a terrible review if we refused to lie for you. That will not be tolerated. In your threat to us, you claim that Yelp is a powerful tool. We absolutely understand that. While, we obviously could not prevent you from leaving us a libelous, disparaging, and legally actionable review in an attempt  to prevent others from seeking care with us, we want to be clear, direct, and factual in our response. This review is nothing more than a legally actionable revenge review and we suggest you remove it immediately.  Having a staff of 12 working at our clinic, and caring dearly about each one of them and their loved ones, I guess I’ll never quite understand why someone like you would try to affect our way of providing for our families. Especially when your discipline issue is your own fault.” So, I get an email that night saying that he was never asking me to falsify anything and that he would be fine with a note stating that I saw him on the date I saw him and mention that he stated that it started 3 days previous to the visit. Which would be an honest recounting of the visit I had with him. I have no problem with that.  He even said he’d be happy to leave me a great review. Lol.  OK, now we’re getting somewhere. I told him I have plenty of great reviews. There’s no need for that. I’m happy to provide a note recounting the encounter truthfully and honestly but I would apprecaite him removing the 1-star review. He was happy to do that and I was happy to provide an accurate note for his visit.  One more joy robber vanquished.  This person said they’ll never step foot in my clinic again. What a blessing. As you get busier, you get to choose who you will and who you will not do business with. I will not do business with people like this.  What’s the moral? JUST BE KIND TO OTHERS. You don’t know what others deal with. Be ethical. Be generous. If you did something wrong, take responsibility for your own actions. Thast goes for provider and patient Most importantly, don’t try to tear others down based on the faults in your own actions or behavior. I tell our staff that when we have a bad one…..just remember all of the amazing, loving, and kind patients that we have all day every day.  I had to take my own advice on this one.  I hope the grinch takes their presents from under the tree. Item #1 Our first one continuing from part one from last week is called, “Spinal manipulation and home exercise with advice for subacute and chronic back-related leg pain: a trial with adaptive allocation” by Bronfort, et al and published in Annals of Internal Medicine in September 16, 2014. Remember; citations are in the show notes at chiropracticforward.com Bronfort G, Hondras MA, Schulz CA, Evans RL, Long CR, Grimm R. Spinal manipulation and home exercise with advice for subacute and chronic back-related leg pain: a trial with adaptive allocation. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Sep 16;161(6):381-91. doi: 10.7326/M14-0006. PMID: 25222385.  Why They Did It Back-related leg pain (BRLP) is often disabling and costly, and there is a paucity of research to guide its management. The researchers wanted to determine whether spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) plus home exercise and advice (HEA) compared with home exercise and advice alone reduces leg pain in the short and long term in adults with Back-related leg pain. How They Did It
  • Controlled pragmatic trial with allocation by minimization conducted from 2007 to 2011. 
  • Research centers (Minnesota and Iowa).
  • Persons aged 21 years or older with Back-related leg pain for least 4 weeks.
  • 12 weeks of SMT plus home exercise and advice or home exercise and advice alone.
  • The primary outcome was patient-rated Back-related leg pain at 12 and 52 weeks. 
  • Secondary outcomes were self-reported low back pain, disability, global improvement, satisfaction, medication use, and general health status at 12 and 52 weeks. .
  • Blinded objective tests were done at 12 weeks.
  • Of the 192 enrolled patients, 191 (99%) provided follow-up data at 12 weeks and 179 (93%) at 52 weeks. 
What They Found
  • For leg pain, SMT plus home exercise and advice had a clinically important advantage over home exercise and advice at 12 weeks but not at 52 weeks. 
  • Nearly all secondary outcomes improved more with SMT plus home exercise and advice at 12 weeks, but only global improvement, satisfaction, and medication use had sustained improvements at 52 weeks. 
  • No serious treatment-related adverse events or deaths occurred.
Wrap It Up For patients with Back-related leg pain, SMT plus home exercise and advice was more effective than home exercise and advice alone after 12 weeks, but the benefit was sustained only for some secondary outcomes at 52 weeks. Item #2 The last one this week is called, “Effect of spinal manipulative therapy on mechanical pain sensitivity in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a pilot randomized, controlled trial” by Bond et al and published in Journal of Manual Manipulative therapy in February of 2020. Right before the world took a dump on itself with the COVID pandemic.  Bond BM, Kinslow CD, Yoder AW, Liu W. Effect of spinal manipulative therapy on mechanical pain sensitivity in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a pilot randomized, controlled trial. J Man Manip Ther. 2020 Feb;28(1):15-27. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2019.1572986. Epub 2019 Mar 5. PMID: 30935324; PMCID: PMC7006726. Why They Did It The long-term goal of our study is to improve the understanding of the biological mechanisms associated with spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in low back pain How They Did It
  • This project involved a pilot randomized, blinded clinical trial of 3-week SMT in chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP) patients. 
  • They recruited 29 participants and randomly assigned them into either a SMT or sham SMT group. 
  • Pre- and postintervention, they quantified the effect of SMT on clinical outcomes (Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Oswestry Disability Index) and pressure pain threshold at local (lumbar spine), regional (lower extremity), and remote (upper extremity) anatomical sites.
What They Found
  • The researchers observed a significant main effect for time signifying reduced hypersensitivity (increased pressure pain threshold) at local and regional locations at 3 weeks. 
  • Furthermore, they found significant main effects of time indicating improvements in pain and disability from baseline among all participants regardless of intervention. 
  • However, no between-group differences were observed in pressure pain threshold, clinical pain, or disability between the SMT and sham SMT groups over 3 weeks.
Wrap It Up After 3 weeks of SMT or sham SMT in chronic nonspecific low back pain patients, we found hypoalgesia at local and remote sites along with improved pain and low back-related disability Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen. Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.  Store Remember the evidence-informed brochures and posters at chiropracticforward.com.     

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The Message I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots. When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few. It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient. And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health! Key Point: At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints…. That’s Chiropractic! Contact Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.  Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.  We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference.  Connect We can’t wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward. Website
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Hip Pain And Corticosteroids & Chronic Pain After Spinal Surgery

CF 303: Hip Pain And Corticosteroids & Chronic Pain After Spinal Surgery Today we’re going to talk about Hip Pain And Corticosteroids & Chronic Pain After Spinal Surgery But first, here’s that sweet sweet bumper music

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  OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are making evidence-based chiropractic fun, profitable, and accessible while we make you and your patients better all the way around.  We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look down your nose at people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers. I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast.  I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.  Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, drive, smart, and easy to get along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do. 
  • Go to Amazon and check our my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s excellent educational resource for you AND your patients. It saves you time putting talks together or just staying current on research. It’s categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams. 
  • Then go Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page, 
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then 
  • Review our podcast on whatever platform you’re listening to 
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at chiropracticforward.com
You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #303 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Spinal Manipulative Therapy And Bezodiazepines & Yanking Someone’s Head Off. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.  On the personal end of things….. Back at it. You remember when I told you last week that I think we’re on a turnaround after having been out sick and then the next week having to spend half a week in Chicago for the Forensics conference? I think the trend is continuing.  I’m looking at 46 appointments today. That’s including 3 new patient exams, 2 PI intakes, and 3 re-exams. So it’s going to be a busy one today. I’ll be glad when the day wraps up at 6:00 pm this evening. Thursday is looking a little light but it’s 8:30 on a Monday morning right now. We have plenty of time to fill that day out in the next few days.  We had our first cold blast of the year and guess who’s not happy about it? This guy. This guy that love the Summer and green things and birds chirping and shiny happy people out running around and enjoying the warm weather. This guy.  In fact, cold weather and Winter basically piss me off a bit if I’m being honest. It’s terrible. Everything goes dormant, the clocks change so it’s dark before I even get off of work, the cold wind and wet rain and ice and snow…..I’m getting triggered just to talk about it honestly.  So, the point is, it’s a mental battle for me on some very low level. It’s in the background for sure but it’s a battle for me. I hate it and yet, I have to learn to live with it every year and just get through it. Maybe I’m dramatic about it. Sure. But don’t we have our challenges that work our mental state? We’re all different so I’m sure yours is likely different than mine in lots of cases.  Another thing that has been working my mental state is the lack of a good billing company. I tried to have in-house billing for years. I lost almost a million dollars over the course of 3 years because I trusted too much. She didn’t steal. She just didn’t re-submit when denied so once timely filing passes, you’re outta luck. Well, we were outta luck a bunch it seems and by the time I found it, it was pretty far gone.  A lot of beer will get you past something like that.  They don’t share these things with you when you’re going through school but there are some soul-sucking parts to being a clinic owner. What would it be like to just show up and go to work and go home without the worry and the fret of the HR part….the billing and collecting part? What would that all be like?? I don’t know but I’m moving down the path of finding that out. I’m working on a potential partial buyout in the next 6 months. And ya know what? I’m not even nervous about it. Because the business end of it isn’t my special skill. Not my special talent. It gives me loss of enjoyment.  So as I go down that path, I’ll be updating you. It may be something you’ll be interested in as well in the coming years. Especially if you’re 50-something and getting long in the tooth.  We shall see. To be continued.  Item #1 Our first one this week is called, “Rapidly Destructive Hip Disease Following Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injection of the Hip” by Okie et. Al. and published in Journal of Bone Joint & Surgery on November 17, 2021.  Okike K, King RK, Merchant JC, Toney EA, Lee GY, Yoon HC. Rapidly Destructive Hip Disease Following Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injection of the Hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Nov 17;103(22):2070-2079. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.02155. PMID: 34550909. Why They Did It While recent reports have suggested that hip corticosteroid injections can hasten joint degeneration, there are few published data on the topic. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate for an association between corticosteroid injection and rapidly destructive hip disease (RDHD) and to determine the rate of, and risk factors for, occurrence. How They Did It
  • This study was conducted in 2 parts. First, to assess for a potential association between hip corticosteroid injection and RDHD, a case-control analysis was performed. 
  • Patients who developed RDHD between 2013 and 2016 served as cases, whereas those who underwent total hip arthroplasty for diagnoses other than RDHD during the same period served as controls, and the exposure of interest was prior intra-articular hip corticosteroid injection. 
  • Second, in a retrospective cohort analysis, we analyzed all patients who received a fluoroscopically guided intra-articular hip corticosteroid injection at our institution from 2013 to 2016. 
  • The rate of post-injection RDHD was determined, and logistic regression was used to identify risk factors for occurrence.
What They Found
  • In the case-control analysis, hip corticosteroid injection was associated with the development of RDHD. 
  • There was evidence of a dose-response curve, with the risk of RDHD increasing with injection dosage as well as with the number of injections received. 
  • In the retrospective cohort analysis, the rate of post-injection RDHD was 5.4%. 
  • Cases of post-injection RDHD were diagnosed at an average of 5.1 months following injection and were characterized by rapidly progressive joint-space narrowing, osteolysis, and collapse of the femoral head.
Wrap It Up
  • This study documents an association between hip corticosteroid injection and RDHD. 
  • While the risk of RDHD following a single low-dose (≤40 mg) is low, the risk is higher following high-dose (≥80 mg) injection and multiple injections. 
  • These findings provide information that can be used to counsel patients about the risks associated with this common procedure. 
  • In addition, caution should be taken with intra-articular hip injections utilizing ≥80 mg of corticosteroid and multiple injections.
Before getting to the next one, Next thing, go to https://www.tecnobody.com/en/products That’s Tecnobody as in T-E-C-nobody. They literally have the most impressive clinical equipment I’ve ever seen. I own the ISO Free and am looking to add more to my office this year or next. The equipment you’re going to find over there can be marketed in your community like crazy because you’ll be the only one with something that damn cool in your office.  When you decide you can’t live without those products, send me an email and I’ll give you the hookup. They will 100% differentiate your clinic from your competitors. I have to tell you, Dr. Chris Howson, the inventor of the Drop Release tool re-activated the code! Use the code HOTSTUFF upon purchase at droprelease.com & get $50 off your purchase. Would you like to spend 5-10 minutes doing pin and stretch and all of that? Or would you rather use a drop release to get the same or similar results in just a handful of seconds. I love it, my patients love it, and I know yours will too. droprelease.com and the discount code is HOTSTUFF. Go do it. Item #2 Our last one this week is called, “Prevalence of Chronic Pain After Spinal Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” by Alshammari et. Al. and published in Cureus on July 13, 2023 and Damnit that’s sizzlin’ hot! Why They Did It Degenerative disc disease and low back pain are common challenges that persist even after a discectomy. However, characterizations and quantifications of these illnesses from the patients’ perspective are insufficient. We aimed to perform a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis to determine the frequency of chronic pain after spinal surgery.  How They Did It
  • They searched all of the common libraries of research to retrieve articles describing the frequency of persistent back pain, reoccurring disc herniation, and undergoing another operation following primary lumbar discectomy. 
  • They excluded articles that did not disclose the proportion of patients who experienced ongoing back or leg pain for over six months after the operation. 
  • They included 16 studies evaluating 85,643 patients. 
What They Found The pooled prevalence of persistent pain was 14.97%  Wrap It Up With all advancements in technology and operation techniques, many patients (14.97%) still have failed back surgery syndrome. Appropriate preoperative communication and multidisciplinary and coordinated treatment strategies yielded the best results. I would argue that it’s actually higher than that. In a book that I highly recommend called Back In Control by spinal surgeon Dr. David Hanscum, he cites research showing that when surgery is performed on a patient with chronic pain syndrome, that person is 60% more likely to develop chronic pain at the new site of injury….the site of surgery. That’s when everything goes perfectly.  I have a friend that is a neurosurgeon in our market and he regularly tells his patient that spinal surgery is about a 50/50 chance of success or failure. I haven’t asked him for research on that but I’m passing the info along as it was passed to me.  Take it or leave it.  Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen. Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.  Store Remember the evidence-informed brochures and posters at chiropracticforward.com.   

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The Message I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots. When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few. It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient. And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health! Key Point: At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints…. That’s Chiropractic! Contact Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.  Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.  We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference.  Connect We can’t wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward. Website
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities In Chronic Low Back Pain & Pregnancy And Cannabis Use

CF 291: Racial and Ethnic Disparities In Chronic Low Back Pain & Pregnancy And Cannabis Use

Today we’re going to talk about Racial and Ethnic Disparities In Chronic Low Back Pain & Pregnancy And Cannabis Use

But first, heres that sweet sweet bumper music

 

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OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are making evidence-based chiropractic fun, profitable, and accessible while we make you and your patients better all the way around.

 

We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look down your nose at people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers.

 

I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast. I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.

 

Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, drive, smart, and easy to get along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com

 

If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do.

  • Go to Amazon and check our my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s excellent educational resource for you AND your patients. It saves you time putting talks together or just staying current on research. It’s categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams.
  • Then go Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page,
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then
  • Review our podcast on whatever platform you’re listening to
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at com

 

You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode 291

 

Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about headaches in kids, multiple myelomas, and unprovoked direct personal attacks. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.

 

On the personal end of things…..

Well today is my birthday so we gonna keep it short. I remember my daughter asking me when she was about 14 or so….Hey, Dad….what do you do on your birthday? Do you actually still go to work? Yes, dear. Yes I do.

 

It’s just another day that I’m thankful for. Thankful for being alive and for my kids, my wife, my family, patients, staff and for my friends. Thanks for everyone that’s doing life with me.

 

That’s the sentimental stuff there. Outside of that, we are just living life. We got back from an Alaskan cruise the weekend before last. Please put that on your bucket list if you haven’t yet. It was amazing. We went to Anchorage, caught a 4-hour train ride down to Seward. The train ride is NOT to be missed. Our good Lord blessed us all with some amazing scenery on that train ride. Then we caught a ship and started sailing. We went to Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Haines, Wrangell, and then finally Vancouver.

 

What an experience. A sea plane, a canoe on a glacier fed lake, and a whale watching tour rounded it all out. Just do it. Make the time.

 

The week I got back, we saw 196 patients. Holy cow that was some catching up. This week is a more laid back week so far. We shall see how it turns out but school starts back this week and things typically get fairly slow comparatively during back to school. So it’s time to ramp up marketing then, right?

 

So I’m going to get on with this so we I can take off my podcast host hat and put on my marketing hat here in the clinic.

 

Let’s do it.

 

 

 

Item #1

 

The first on today is called “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Incidence of High-Impact Chronic Pain Among Primary Care Patients with Acute Low Back Pain: A Cohort Study” by Eric J Roseen, DC, MSc and published in Pain Medicine on 19 December 2022. Dayum. That’s smoky.

 

 

 

Why They Did It

 

  • We assessed whether race or ethnicity was associated with the incidence of high-impact chronic low back pain (cLBP) among adults consulting a primary care provider for acute low back pain (aLBP).

 

 

How They Did It

 

  • In this secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study, patients with aLBP were identified through screening at seventy-seven primary care practices from four geographic regions.
  • Incidence of high-impact chronic low back pain was defined as the subset of patients with chronic low back pain and at least moderate disability on Oswestry Disability Index at 6 months.
  • General linear mixed models provided adjusted estimates of association between race/ethnicity and high-impact chronic low back pain.

 

 

What They Found

 

  • We identified 9,088 patients with aLBP
  • Black/Hispanic patients compared to White patients, were younger and more likely to be female, obese, have Medicaid insurance, worse disability on ODI, and were at higher risk of persistent disability on STarT Back Tool

 

  • At 6 months, more Black and Hispanic patients reported high-impact chronic low back pain compared to White patients
  • After adjusting for measured differences in socioeconomic and back-related risk factors, compared to White patients, the increased odds of high-impact chronic low back pain remained statistically significant for Black but not Hispanic patients

 

Wrap It Up

 

We observed an increased incidence of high-impact chronic low back pain among Black and Hispanic patients compared to White patients.

 

This disparity was partly explained by racial/ethnic differences in socioeconomic and back-related risk factors. Interventions that target these factors to reduce pain-related disparities should be evaluated.

 

 

Before getting to the next one,

 

I have to tell you, Dr. Chris Howson, the inventor of the Drop Release tool re-activated the code! Use the code HOTSTUFF upon purchase at droprelease.com & get $50 off your purchase. Would you like to spend 5-10 minutes doing pin and stretch and all of that? Or would you rather use a drop release to get the same or similar results in just a handful of seconds. I love it, my patients love it, and I know yours will too. droprelease.com and the discount code is HOTSTUFF. Go do it.

 

 

Item #2

 

Our last one this week is called, “Prenatal cannabis exposure associated with mental disorders in children that persist into early adolescence” by Nora D. Volkow, et al, and published in National Institutes of Health Post on September 12, 2022.

 

 

Why They Did It

 

The researchers conducted this study to investigate the long-term effects of prenatal cannabis exposure on children’s attention, social behavior, and overall behavioral development as they progress into early adolescence.

 

With the increasing prevalence of cannabis use among pregnant women and the potential risks associated with it, the study aimed to provide evidence-based information that could help raise awareness and inform public health policies concerning cannabis use during pregnancy.

 

How They Did It

 

  • The study analyzed data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, which is the largest long-term study of brain development and health in children and teenagers in the United States.
  • The ABCD Study involves tracking nearly 12,000 youth from childhood to young adulthood, regularly assessing brain structure and activity using MRI, collecting psychological, environmental, and cognitive information, as well as biological samples.

 

 

What They Found

 

  • The research findings revealed that prenatal cannabis exposure, occurring after five to six weeks of fetal development (middle of the first trimester), was associated with attention, social, and behavioral problems in children as they progressed into early adolescence (11 and 12 years of age).
  • These problems persisted beyond the initial stages of development and could potentially put the affected children at a higher risk of mental health disorders and substance use during late adolescence, a critical period of vulnerability.

 

 

Wrap It Up

 

The study supported an expanding body of research on the effects of cannabis use during pregnancy. The researchers found a clear association between prenatal cannabis exposure and adverse developmental outcomes in children.

 

As the main psychoactive substance in cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was shown to cross the placenta and

potentially affect brain development.

 

Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.

 

 

Store

Remember the evidence-informed brochures and posters at chiropracticforward.com.

 

 

 

 

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The Message

I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you cant beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots.

 

When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few.

 

It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.

 

And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!

 

 

 

 

Key Point:

At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….

 

Thats Chiropractic!

 

Contact

Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.

 

Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.

 

We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference.

 

Connect

We cant wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward.

 

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About the Author & Host

Dr. Jeff Williams – Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (FIANM) and Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals (DABFP) – Chiropractor in Amarillo, TX, Chiropractic Advocate, Author, Entrepreneur, Educator, Businessman, Marketer, and Healthcare Blogger & Vlogger

 

 

Remote Myofascial Release & Manual Versus Instrumental Spinal Manipulation

CF 275: Remote Myofascial Release & Manual Versus Instrumental Spinal Manipulation

 

Today we’re going to talk about Remote Myofascial Release & Manual Versus Instrumental Spinal Manipulation

 

But first, heres that sweet sweet bumper music

 

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OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are making evidence-based chiropractic fun, profitable, and accessible while we make you and your patients better all the way around.   We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look down your nose at people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers.   I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast.  I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.   Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, drive, smart, and easy to get along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com   If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do.

  • Go to Amazon and check our my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s excellent educational resource for you AND your patients. It saves you time putting talks together or just staying current on research. It’s categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams.
  • Then go Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page,
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then
  • Review our podcast on whatever platform you’re listening to
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at com

  You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #275   Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about spinal stabilization for chronic pain and we talked about dry needling. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.  

On the personal end of things…..

Damnit….OK…..I’m pulling out the soapbox. You ready? Here we go.   I love certain aspects of this profession. I absolutely ABHOR others. One popped its ugly head up this morning. I have a brand new patient, 23 yrs old, a little knee pain I think is Pes Anserine, a little low back pain that seems facet-related, and some neck soreness. Most likely due to him self-adjusting it all of the time.   He came to me from another local chiropractor. This local chiro took x-rays on him. Which is not evidence-based by the way. No trauma, no steroid use, no systemic illness, no IV drug use….he’s good. Shouldn’t have had x-rays to begin with.   Regardless, because chiropractors are chiropractors, he gets x-rays and then the mind screwing begins. Guess what, he’s got a ‘tweak’ and his neck is straight and if he doesn’t handle that and get it fixed, it could be the end for him up to and including….get this…..cognitive decline. Are you with me? Freaking cognitive decline.

He’s 23 people.  

Not only does he think he’ll forget his wife’s name some day if he doesn’t fix his neck, he is recommended to be treated for 4x/week for a YEAR! Who the hell needs 4x/week for a year? WHO???   In case you were curious, the answer to that question is absolutely nobody on the face of the planet. Unless they’re looking to have their spine become unstable from too much mobilization. I mean, those people maybe but that would just be out of pure ignorance.   So I did some math and bam….that’s 208 visits this year. Let’s say that’s a conservative $45 per visit. I know this clinic and it’s likely more but let’s go with a safe bet. At $45 per visit that’s a grand total of $9,360.   Out-freaking-standing.

This 23 yr old that needs to quit popping his own neck needs to spend almost $10k in a clinic?   Insanity and if you are a predatory, ignorant chiropractor of this caliber, I want you to stop it now. Get some damn education. Because this is garbage, rubbish, and utter stupidity. Chiropractors like this should be ashamed of themselves and should surrender their license if they refuse to be moral, ethical, read research, and do smart things.   If you don’t do smart things, you’re and idiot and I got zero use for you as a supposed professional.  

OK, putting the soapbox away now…..  

Business is weird man. Ups and downs so we keep an eye on it but don’t let us go crazy unless we notice a sustained downturn. I was in a sustained down turn from September through February. We’ve been on the upswing once we had the 75% staff turnover.   I like our team and, while I think we’re coming out of the downturn, it’s not without its bumps and potholes. Last week was awful. But we had Easter and coming off of Spring Break. It’s whatever.  

This week, as I type this out on a Monday, I’m looking at 127 for me for the week. Which means, if I’m right, we’ll wind up somewhere around 155 or 165 before the week is through. And I’m totally good with that.   I have been playing around a lot lately with content creation, figuring out how to delegate more, and reclaim my time to the extent that I can. I’ve even been toying with the new AI stuff coming out. It’s scary but for where it is right now, it’s pretty incredible for business owners that don’t have the time they’d like to have to market.   I remember when we used to just join the rotary or Kiwanis Club, run an ad in the newspaper and yellow pages, and if you were fancy, you’d run a radio ad…..maybe. That was pretty uptown. Life was pretty simple for us back then. Just get into the community and let them know you’re open for business.  

There are so many more things to try to keep track of these days. It’s tough on business owners. Especially chiropractors because we are paid less and less but the price of everything has gone up and up while the price of treatment and its value in the eyes of the consumer has remained consistent with 10 years ago.   Our margins are thinner and thinner. We can’t just go out and grab up a marketing rep to grow our clinic for us like the medical boys. Well, most of us can’t anyway. So, when you find tools that can lighten your burden, you figure it out. That’s what I’m doing. I suggest, if you’re behind on it, you better catch up muy pronto, mi amigo. Or you might never catch up.   Early adopters are either roasted or champagne toasted. I think when it comes to AI, it’s not going anywhere so you might as well jump on and hold on tight because it’s going to get crazy in the years to come.    

Item #1  

The first on today is called, “Effect of Remote Myofascial Release on Lumbar Elasticity and Pain in Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial” by Hassan Tamartash PhD and published in Journal of Chiropractic Medicine on 14 February 2023. Dayum. That’s hot.    

Why They Did It   The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of myofascial release technique of a remote area on lumbar elasticity and low back pain (LBP) in patients with chronic nonspecific LBP.    

How They Did It  

  • For this clinical trial, 32 participants with nonspecific LBP were assigned to a myofascial release group (n = 16) or a remote release group (n = 16).
  • Participants in the myofascial release group received 4 sessions of myofascial release to the lumbar region. The remote release group received 4 myofascial release sessions to the crural and hamstring fascia of the lower limbs.
  • Low back pain severity and elastic modulus of the lumbar myofascial tissue were assessed before and after treatment by the Numeric Pain Scale and ultrasonography examinations.

 

What They Found   The mean pain and elastic coefficient in each group before and after myofascial release interventions were significantly different (P ≤ .0005). The results showed that the changes in mean pain and elastic coefficient of the 2 groups after myofascial release interventions were not significantly different from each other.    

Wrap It Up   The improvements in the outcome measures for both groups suggest that remote myofascial release was effective in patients with chronic nonspecific LBP. The remote myofascial release of the lower limbs reduced the elastic modulus of the lumbar fascia and LBP.     Before getting to the next one,

  Next thing, go to https://www.tecnobody.com/en/products That’s Tecnobody as in T-E-C-nobody. They literally have the most impressive clinical equipment I’ve ever seen. I own the ISO Free and am looking to add more to my office this year or next. The equipment you’re going to find over there can be marketed in your community like crazy because you’ll be the only one with something that damn cool in your office.   When you decide you cant live without those products, send me an email and Ill give you the hookup. They will 100% differentiate your clinic from your competitors.     I have to tell you, Dr. Chris Howson, the inventor of the Drop Release tool re-activated the code! Use the code HOTSTUFF upon purchase at droprelease.com & get $50 off your purchase. Would you like to spend 5-10 minutes doing pin and stretch and all of that? Or would you rather use a drop release to get the same or similar results in just a handful of seconds. I love it, my patients love it, and I know yours will too. droprelease.com and the discount code is HOTSTUFF. Go do it.  

Item #2  

Our last one this week is called, “Effects of Manual Versus Instrumental Spinal Manipulation on Blood Flow of the Vertebral and Internal Carotid Arteries in Participants With Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain: A Single-Blind, Randomized Study” by Burcu Kocabey and published in Journal of Chiropractic Medicine on 14 February 2023. Hot potato!  

Why They Did It   The aim of this study was to compare the hemodynamic effects of manual spinal manipulation (MSM) and instrumental spinal manipulation (ISM) on the vertebral artery (VA) and internal carotid artery (ICA) in participants with chronic nonspecific neck pain (NNP).  

How They Did It  

  • Thirty volunteers aged 20 to 40 years old with nonspecific neck pain over 3 months duration were included.
  • Participants were randomly divided into the following 2 groups: (1) spinal manipulation group (n = 15) and (2) instrumental spinal manipulation group (n = 15). Ipsilateral (intervention side) and contralateral (opposite side of intervention) VAs and internal carotid arteries were evaluated using spectral color Doppler ultrasound before and immediately after manipulation.
  • Measurements were recorded by visualizing the internal carotid artery carotid sinus (C4 level) and the VA at the V3 segment (C1-C2 level).
  • The blood flow parameters of peak systolic velocity, end-diastolic velocity, resistive index, and volume flow (only for VA) were evaluated. The spinal segment, in which biomechanical aberrant movement was detected by palpation in the upper cervical spine, was manually manipulated in the spinal manipulation The same methodology was performed for the instrumental spinal manipulation group using an Activator V instrument (Activator Methods).

  What They Found  

  • Intragroup analysis exhibited no statistically significant difference between the spinal manipulation and instrumental spinal manipulation groups in terms of peak systolic velocity, end-diastolic velocity, resistive index of ipsilateral and contralateral internal carotid artery and VA, in addition to volume flow of both VAs preintervention and postintervention.
  • Within the intergroup analysis, there was a significant difference in ipsilateral internal carotid artery peak systolic velocity in the spinal manipulation
  • Other parameters did not show any significant difference

 

Wrap It Up  

Manual and instrumental spinal manipulations applied to the upper cervical spine in participants with chronic nonspecific neck pain did not appear to alter blood flow parameters of the VAs and internal carotid arteries.   Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen.   Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.  

Store Remember the evidence-informed brochures and posters at chiropracticforward.com.        

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The Message

I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you cant beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots.

 

When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few.

 

It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.

 

And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!

 

Key Point:

At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….

 

Thats Chiropractic!

 

Contact

Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.

 

Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.

 

We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference.

 

Connect

We cant wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward.

 

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Bibliography

Hassan Tamartash, Farid Bahrpeyma, Manijhe Mokhtari Dizaji,
Effect of Remote Myofascial Release on Lumbar Elasticity and Pain in Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial,
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine,
Volume 22, Issue 1,
2023,
Pages 52-59,
ISSN 1556-3707,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcm.2022.04.002.
(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1556370722000645)

 

Burcu Kocabey, Dilber Karagözoğlu Coşkunsu, Koray Güven, Mustafa H. Ağaoğlu, Selvi Yüce,
Effects of Manual Versus Instrumental Spinal Manipulation on Blood Flow of the Vertebral and Internal Carotid Arteries in Participants With Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain: A Single-Blind, Randomized Study,
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine,
Volume 22, Issue 1,
2023,
Pages 1-10,
ISSN 1556-3707,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcm.2022.05.006.
(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1556370722000876)       

Outdoor Play, Screentime, And The Impact Of Exercise

CF 271: Outdoor Play, Screentime, And The Impact Of Exercise

Today we’re going to talk about outdoor play, screen time, and the impact of exercise.

But first, heres that sweet sweet bumper music

 

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  OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are making evidence-based chiropractic fun, profitable, and accessible while we make you and your patients better all the way around.   We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look down your nose at people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers.   I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast.  I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.   Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, drive, smart, and easy to get along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com   If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do.

  • Go to Amazon and check our my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s excellent educational resource for you AND your patients. It saves you time putting talks together or just staying current on research. It’s categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams.
  • Then go Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page,
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then
  • Review our podcast on whatever platform you’re listening to
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at com

  You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #271   Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about Spinal Manipulative Therapy Adverse Events & SMT With Lumbar Herniation. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.  

On the personal end of things…..

Things are still back on the growth pattern here at my clinic, we are on the right path.   Part of what I’ve tried to do here at 50 years old, is to start trying to diversify in a way that I can begin to remove myself gradually from my practice.   I started removing my face from marketing years ago when I read a Dan Kennedy book where he said, how can you sell something that is tied up only in you, your image, and only your abilities to perform the function? Made a lot of sense to me.  

I wanted my clinic to be more of a brand that stands on its own rather than something that depends solely on my full time involvement. So that was step one. Now, to be clear, our social media marketers think I have to be involved so I am but, as soon as we get an associate in place, they will be the majority of the presence.   Step 2 has been to be able to replace my income if the bottom were to completely fall out of the deal. Belly up.

Kablam….here’s a nuclear COVID bomb coming to destroy my practice.

Would I survive financially??

Well, we know from COVID that I would survive. I’d be unhappy but I’d make it. But what if I gradually start turning more and more of my patients over to an associate and then a second associate? Well, through real estate investing, through voice over (which is going gang busters), through Board Certifications giving me other opportunities in the medicolegal and speaking realms, and…..if I’m honest, I can make a gob of cash playing the guitar and singing if I wanted to….then lets look at it. I could bail out completely today if I wanted and voice over by itself has almost replaced my salary and the rest is gravy on the top.  

Also on the horizon, I have an opportunity, under the right conditions, to sell 60% of my practice to an investment group and that would set us up for retirement and for success riding into the sunset.   So, steps 1 and 2 are firmly in place. Now step 3.   I need an associate, then I need another once DC 1 is up and running and full. With 2 in place, I begin to work on the clinic instead of in it and that’s exciting. But I have to find one that will come to Amarillo and love it like I love it. Love the people. Love our staff and love our clinic.   We’ll see. I’m on the hunt.   Just some thoughts about what’s going on in my corner of the world. It’s been interesting and I expect it will only get more and more interesting in the very near future.    

Item #1 The first on today is called, “Outdoor Play as a Mitigating Factor in the Association Between Screen Time for Young Children and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes” by Mika Sugiyama and published in Jamapediatrics on January 23, 2023. Dayum. That’s hot. Why They Did It To investigate whether higher screen time at age 2 years is associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 4 years and whether this association is mediated by frequency of outdoor play at age 2 years 8 months.  

How They Did It Standardized scores for communication, daily living skills, and socialization domains of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, second edition, at age 4 years were used (mean [SD], 100 [15]). The mediating factor was frequency of outdoor play at age 2 years 8 months, with 6 or 7 days per week coded as frequent outdoor play.  

What They Found

  • Of 885 participants, 445 children (50%) were female; mean (SD) screen time per day was 2.6 (2.0) hours.
  • Causal mediation analyses revealed that higher screen time at age 2 years was associated with lower scores in communication at age 4 years (non-standardized coefficient b = −2.32; 95% CI, −4.03 to −0.60), but the association was not mediated by frequency of outdoor play.
  • Higher screen time was also associated with lower scores in daily living skills (b = −1.76; 95% CI, −3.21 to −0.31); 18% of this association was mediated by frequency of outdoor play. Frequency of outdoor play was associated with socialization (b = 2.73; 95% CI, 1.06 to 4.39), whereas higher screen time was not (b = −1.34; 95% CI, −3.05 to 0.36).

  Wrap It Up

  • Higher screen time at age 2 years was directly associated with poorer communication at age 4 years.
  • It was also associated with daily living skills, but frequency of outdoor play at age 2 years 8 months alleviated it, suggesting outdoor play mitigated the association between higher screen time and suboptimal neurodevelopment.
  • Future research should specify the nature of the associations and intervention measures, enabling targeted interventions that reduce the potential risk in screen time.

  Before getting to the next one, Next thing, go to https://www.tecnobody.com/en/products That’s Tecnobody as in T-E-C-nobody. They literally have the most impressive clinical equipment I’ve ever seen. I own the ISO Free and am looking to add more to my office this year or next. The equipment you’re going to find over there can be marketed in your community like crazy because you’ll be the only one with something that damn cool in your office.   When you decide you cant live without those products, send me an email and Ill give you the hookup. They will 100% differentiate your clinic from your competitors.     I have to tell you, Dr. Chris Howson, the inventor of the Drop Release tool re-activated the code! Use the code HOTSTUFF upon purchase at droprelease.com & get $50 off your purchase. Would you like to spend 5-10 minutes doing pin and stretch and all of that? Or would you rather use a drop release to get the same or similar results in just a handful of seconds. I love it, my patients love it, and I know yours will too. droprelease.com and the discount code is HOTSTUFF. Go do it.  

Item #2

Our last one this week is called, “Massive study uncovers how much exercise is needed to live longer” by Sara Berg, MS and published in American Medical Association on October 26, 2022. Hot potato!  

Why They Did It

They author wanted to know how many minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity are needed to lower the risk of premature mortality?  

How They Did It

From two large prospective U.S. cohorts, 116,221 adults self-reported leisure-time physical activity—defined as exercise that is not done at work—through a validated questionnaire. The questionnaire was repeated up to 15 times over the course of 30 years.  

What They Found

  • The study found that those who worked out two to four times beyond the minimum physical activity recommendations had a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
  • Those who worked out two to four times above the moderate physical activity recommendations—about 300 to 599 minutes each week—saw the most benefit.
  • Participants had a 26% to 31% lower all-cause mortality while 28% to 38% had lower cardiovascular mortality. On top of that, 25% to 27% experienced lower non-cardiovascular mortality.
  • Additionally, adults who worked out two to four times more than the vigorous physical activity recommendations—about 150 to 299 minutes per week—were found to have 21% to 23% lower all-cause mortality, according to the study. They were also reported to have 27% to 33% lower cardiovascular mortality and 19% lower non-cardiovascular mortality.

 

Wrap It Up

This study suggests there is no harmful effect of high, long-term vigorous physical activity on cardiovascular health. More studies are needed to better understand the effects of high amounts of vigorous physical activity on cardiovascular outcomes and to identify the optimal amount and intensity of long-term exercise for health benefits.   Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen.   Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.   Store Remember the evidence-informed brochures and posters at chiropracticforward.com.    

Purchase Dr. Williams’s book, a perfect educational tool and chiropractic research reference for the daily practitioner, from the Amazon store TODAY!

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Integrating Chiropractors

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The Message

I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you cant beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots.

 

When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few.

 

It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.

 

And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!

 

Key Point:

At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….

 

Thats Chiropractic!

 

Contact

Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.

 

Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.

 

We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference.

 

Connect

We cant wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward.

 

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Spinal Manipulative Therapy Adverse Events & SMT With Lumbar Herniation

CF 270: Spinal Manipulative Therapy Adverse Events & SMT With Lumbar Herniation

 

Today we’re going to talk about Spinal Manipulative Therapy Adverse Events & SMT With Lumbar Herniation

 

But first, heres that sweet sweet bumper music

 

 

Purchase Dr. Williams’s book, a perfect educational tool and chiropractic research reference for the daily practitioner, from the Amazon store TODAY!

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Integrating Chiropractors

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  OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are making evidence-based chiropractic fun, profitable, and accessible while we make you and your patients better all the way around.   We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look down your nose at people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers.   I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast.  I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.   Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, drive, smart, and easy to get along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com   If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do.

  • Go to Amazon and check our my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s excellent educational resource for you AND your patients. It saves you time putting talks together or just staying current on research. It’s categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams.
  • Then go Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page,
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then
  • Review our podcast on whatever platform you’re listening to
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at com

  You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode 270   Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Children, Activity, and Depression and Axially Loaded MRIs. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.  

On the personal end of things…..

Isn’t it weird?  You have one group of staff for an amount of time, they all leave, then you are forced to replace them all at once basically…..then you get so busy that your cup runneth over?   For the last 6 months I’ve been running on maybe 30-35 appointments on a Friday and 130 for the whole week. Which is abysmal for me. I have a large machine to keep running and those numbers are just barely enough.   Now, we have 52 on my schedule today, which is a Monday as I type. I’ve got 153 for the week but I’m typing at 10am on Monday morning so none of Monday’s patients have been set up for Wednesday or Friday appointments. We ended up last week at 175 appointments.  

The point is not to brag but to demonstrate. You can do everything you can think of up to and including banging your head against the wall…and get nowhere if you have a staff that is not fully supporting the mission of not only getting patients better but ALSO growing your clinic.   You can meet with them, you can encourage them, you can show them the way to bonuses and extra pay, you can treat them like family, and all of the other stuff we do for our teams.   But if they’re not growth minded hustlers, they work against you. And I use hustlers in a complimentary context. A go-getter. Someone with drive. Someone that gets it and has some hustle.  

That’s a hustler to me.  

Don’t get me wrong here. Except for one of them, I absolutely love those girls. I would still do anything for them. No sweeter and no more caring people ever existed. You can have the most loving and caring people on the planet in place and still not be growth minded. The best people on the planet can still fall into ruts and get stuck in the daily grind.   My old team fell into bad habits that did not support growth. They were all besties. They all quit at the same time and we were forced to start completely over almost from scratch. And what seemed like a complete and utter disaster has become one of the greatest comeback stories of my career.  

We’ve done some other things as well. We started with a social media company. I’ve never done that before. We hired Darcy Sullivan with Propel for our website SEO to get that back up to snuff. We know Google is the biggest driver of new patients so it makes sense to spend the money to make sure it’s on par.  

But the biggest game changer has been our new staff. Hands down.   I tell you this for one reason only. If you’re down, here’s what you do and probably the order you should do it in:

  1. Take a long, hard, and very honest look at yourself and your habits. Are you doing the things you need to be doing to grow and to be successful? Are you paying attention to customer service and putting that #1? Are you properly training your staff and properly motivating them? It starts at the top so make sure you have a tight ship before you go looking anywhere else.
  2. Look at your marketing. Have you slacked on your internal and external marketing? If so, get those gaps filled.
  3. Website SEO – make sure it’s where it should be
  4. Pay very close attention to your staff. Their habits between patients. Their interactions with patients. The conversations they have with your patients on the way to therapy or rehab. Start phasing out the ones that do not fully support your mission and your clinic’s growth.

  That’s the advice you’re getting this week from your Ol’ Uncle Jeffro. Hopefully I dropped some good solid knowledge nuggets on some of you.   Take it or leave it but that’s the way I see it at the moment and it’s based on the school of hard knocks over the last 6 months. And, by the way and as a side note, isn’t it interesting that at 50 years old and in practice 25 years, we still learn lessons like this? Damnit.   Alright, here we go with this week’s research.      

Item #1  

The first one today is called, “A retrospective analysis of the incidence of severe adverse events among recipients of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy” by Eric Chun-Pu Chu and published in Scientific Reports on 23 January 2023. Dayum. That’s hot.     Why They Did It   This study examined the incidence and severity of adverse events (AEs) of patients receiving chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), with the hypothesis that < 1 per 100,000 spinal manipulative therapy sessions results in a severe AE.  

How They Did It  

  • This study adhered to the Open Science Framework. The Ethics Committee of the Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong approved the study which included a waiver of patient consent.

 

  • All methods were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines and regulations.

 

  • The current study was a retrospective database analysis of a complaints log including adverse events from January 1, 2017, through August 31, 2022.

    Wrap It Up  

  • This current study, which retrospectively studied a large dataset from integrated chiropractic clinics in Hong Kong, found that severe AEs potentially occurring in relation to SMT were rare, yielding an incidence of 0.21 per 100,000 SMT sessions.

 

  • No AEs were identified that were life-threatening or resulted in death.

 

  • The sample size of 39 AEs across 960,140 SMT sessions in 54,846 patients was insufficient to identify independent predictors of severe AEs.

    Before getting to the next one,   Next thing, go to https://www.tecnobody.com/en/products That’s Tecnobody as in T-E-C-nobody. They literally have the most impressive clinical equipment I’ve ever seen. I own the ISO Free and am looking to add more to my office this year or next. The equipment you’re going to find over there can be marketed in your community like crazy because you’ll be the only one with something that damn cool in your office.   When you decide you cant live without those products, send me an email and Ill give you the hookup. They will 100% differentiate your clinic from your competitors.     I have to tell you, Dr. Chris Howson, the inventor of the Drop Release tool re-activated the code! Use the code HOTSTUFF upon purchase at droprelease.com & get $50 off your purchase. Would you like to spend 5-10 minutes doing pin and stretch and all of that? Or would you rather use a drop release to get the same or similar results in just a handful of seconds. I love it, my patients love it, and I know yours will too. droprelease.com and the discount code is HOTSTUFF. Go do it.  

Item #2   Our last one this week is called, “Effects of Lumbar Manipulation Spinal in Patients with Pain Caused by a Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review” by Guillermo Cano-Escalera and published in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy on 2023-01-16. Hot potato!   Why They Did It   Herniated discs usually present with pain accompanied with paresthesia and loss of muscle strength, causing limitations in the activities of daily life. Among the therapeutic strategies aimed at obtaining an improvement in the symptomatology, highlights the Osteopathic manipulation.  

How They Did It  

  • 11 computerized databases were consulted.
  • Only randomized controlled clinical trials were included.
  • The tool for assessing the risk of bias was the one proposed by Cochrane.

  What They Found  

  • A total of 3 randomized controlled clinical trials were selected and considered low risk of bias.
  • The results showed an improvement in all the variables measured in the experimental group of osteopathic manipulation.
  • However, the improvement was greater in the study group that underwent surgery.

  Wrap It Up  

  • Lumbar manipulation spinal is an effective technique to improve the symptomatology of pain originating from a herniated lumbar disc.
  • None of the participants had adverse reactions and their outcome improved significantly in the short and long term.

      Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen.   Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.  

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The Message

I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots.   When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few.   It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.   And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!  

Key Point:

At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….   That’s Chiropractic!  

Contact

Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.   Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.   We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference.  

Connect

We can’t wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward.  

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About the Author & Host Dr. Jeff Williams – Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (FIANM) and Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals (DABFP) – Chiropractor in Amarillo, TX, Chiropractic Advocate, Author, Entrepreneur, Educator, Businessman, Marketer, and Healthcare Blogger & Vlogger    

Bibliography

  • Cano-Escalera, G. “Effects of Lumbar Manipulation Spinal in Patients with Pain Caused by a Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review.” Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Print- (ISSN 0973-5666) and Electronic –(ISSN 0973-5674) 17(1).  
  • Chu, E. C., Trager, R.J., Lee, L.YK (2023). “A retrospective analysis of the incidence of severe adverse events among recipients of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy.” Sci Rep 13: 1254.        

Physical and Psychological Pain & Disc Herniations And Pain

CF 262: Physical Pain and Psychological Pain & Disc Herniations And Pain

 

Today we’re going to talk about physical and psychological aspects of pain and we’ll talk about low back pain after disc herniations

 

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OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are making evidence-based chiropractic fun, profitable, and accessible while we make you and your patients better all the way around.   We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look down your nose at people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers.   I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast.  I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.   Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, drive, smart, and easy to get along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com   If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do.

  • Go to Amazon and check our my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s excellent educational resource for you AND your patients. It saves you time putting talks together or just staying current on research. It’s categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams.
  • Then go Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page,
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then
  • Review our podcast on whatever platform you’re listening to
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at com

  You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode 262   Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about The Stroke Issue – New Information. This is one of the biggest issues we as chiropractors face so I hope you’ll give it a listen. I think it’s vital.  Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.  

On the personal end of things…..

Alright, New Year is upon us folks. Time to re-focus. Re-energize. Tap into a fresh energy. Energy that may have waned a bit. We got this!   I have to say though, I’m not a resolutions guy. I don’t wait until the beginning of a New Year to decide on what I want to make better for the next year. Hell with that. I consider that stuff pretty much every week.  

Diet – I work on my diet almost every single meal of every single day. I believe I’m just genetically going to always be a bit bigger. But at least I can eat as healthy as possible. It’s not all what’s on the outside but the inside as well. We know this. Just confirming it for you.   Business – if you’re a frequent listener, you know I’m not goal setting once per year. It’s every week. I’m figuring, tweaking, testing, and trying to identify new business acquisition opportunities.  

So that’s a good spot to talk about the Fall. Listeners know I’ve had like a COVID numbers type of Fall for some reason. Who the hell knows why I’ve been slower but it’s a fact. If my normal is 185-200 appointments per week, this Fall averaged probably about 135-140 per week. That’s around 200 visits less per month. Day-um. One word – two syllables.  

I have a big machine to keep running here people. So that stings and while nobody is broke or starving, I’m not taking home what I’m accumstomed to taking home and it makes your Ol’ Uncle Jeffro more than fussy faced. Since September, I’ve had this perpetual scowl on my face.   Makes me want to punt bunnies. But, what I like about a New Year is some re-freshed vigor and determination.   Part of that is my work with Darcy Sullivan with Propel. I know well that Google SEO is one of the biggest drivers of new patients.

My search results have continually dropped despite writing new and original content for my blog each and every single week. That’s where Darcy rides in on her big huge powerful white horse and hopefully serves as my secret weapon to save the day!!   We’re still early in the process but as I mentioned a week or so ago, we did two phone sessions to get very clear on the direction and wants and needs. That was really helpful.  

After that, her team wrote articles and pages for my current site and sent it over to approve. Holy schnikies, folks. This was like 40 pages of content. I read through it all and made my edits in the Google doc so it updates on their end as well. It was a lot but very important for the messaging part of what we do and what we put out there. It helps with what we want to be known for, basically.   Then last week I assigned access to my Google Business Page, my website, and some other Google platform that the name escapes me at the moment. So Darcy and team will start uploading all of the changes and tweaking all of that stuff this week.   Still a process. A 6-month process. But we’re on the path and I’ll keep you updated.   Alright, good talk, folks. Let’s get on with the research shall we??          

Item #1   The first on today is called, “Data-driven pathway analysis of physical and psychological factors in low back pain” by Bernard X.W.Liew and published in Journal of Science Direct on 15 November 2022.Dayum. That’s hot.   Why They Did It   To understand the physical, activity, pain and psychological pathways contributing to low back pain (LBP) -related disability, and if these differ between subgroups.   How They Did It  

  • Data came from the baseline observations (n = 3849) of the “GLA:D Back” intervention program for long-lasting non-specific LBP. 15 variables comprising demographic, pain, psychological, physical, activity, and disability characteristics were measured.
  • Clustering was used for subgrouping, Bayesian networks (BN) was used for structural learning, and structural equation model (SEM) was used for statistical inference.

  What They Found  

  • Two clinical subgroups were identified with those in subgroup 1 having worse symptoms than those in subgroup 2.

 

  • Psychological factor was directly associated with disability in both subgroups.

 

  • For subgroup 1, psychological factor was most strongly associated with disability (β=0.363). Physical factors were directly associated with disability (β=-0.077), and indirectly via psychology.

 

  • For subgroup 2, pain was most strongly associated with disability (β=0.408). Psychological factor was a common predictor of physical factors (β=0.078), pain (β=0.518), activity (=−0.101), and disability (β=0.382).

 

Wrap It Up  

The importance of psychological factor in both subgroups suggests their importance for treatment. Physical, pain, and psychological factors interact, albeit differently in different clinical subgroups, to contribute to disability, confirming the need for biopsychosocial management of LBP.   Before getting to the next one,   Next thing, go to https://www.tecnobody.com/en/products That’s Tecnobody as in T-E-C-nobody. They literally have the most impressive clinical equipment I’ve ever seen. I own the ISO Free and am looking to add more to my office this year or next. The equipment you’re going to find over there can be marketed in your community like crazy because you’ll be the only one with something that damn cool in your office.   When you decide you cant live without those products, send me an email and Ill give you the hookup. They will 100% differentiate your clinic from your competitors.     I have to tell you, Dr. Chris Howson, the inventor of the Drop Release tool re-activated the code! Use the code HOTSTUFF upon purchase at droprelease.com & get $50 off your purchase. Would you like to spend 5-10 minutes doing pin and stretch and all of that? Or would you rather use a drop release to get the same or similar results in just a handful of seconds. I love it, my patients love it, and I know yours will too. droprelease.com and the discount code is HOTSTUFF. Go do it.  

 

Item #2   Our last one this week is called, “Prevalence of Long-term Low Back Pain After Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniation” by Taylor Wong and published in the National Library of Medicine on November 10, 2022. Hot potato!  

Why They Did It

They did it to determine the prevalence of chronic LBP after LDH, understand the relationship between LDH and chronic LBP, and investigate the relationship between radiological findings and postoperative pain outcomes.  

How They Did It

They performed a literature review on the PubMed database via a combination medical subject heading and keyword-based approach for long-term LBP outcomes in LDH patients.  

What They Found

15 studies (2019 patients) evaluated surgical and/or nonoperative outcomes of LDH patients. Regardless of surgical or nonoperative management, 46.2% of LDH patients experienced some degree of LBP long-term (range 2-27 years) as compared to a point prevalence of LBP in the general population of only 11.9%.  

Wrap It Up

LDH patients are more likely to experience long-term LBP compared to the general population (46.2% vs. 11.9%). Additionally, understanding the relationship between radiological findings and pain outcomes remains a major challenge as the presence of radiological changes and the degree of LBP do not always correlate. Therefore, higher quality studies are needed to better understand the relationship between radiological findings and pain outcomes.  

Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen.   Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.  

Store Remember the evidence-informed brochures and posters at chiropracticforward.com.      

Purchase Dr. Williams’s book, a perfect educational tool and chiropractic research reference for the daily practitioner, from the Amazon store TODAY!

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The Message I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots.   When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few.   It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.   And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!  
 
Key Point: At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….   That’s Chiropractic!  
 
Contact Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.   Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.   We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference.  
 
Connect We can’t wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward.  
 
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About the Author & Host Dr. Jeff Williams – Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (FIANM) and Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals (DABFP) – Chiropractor in Amarillo, TX, Chiropractic Advocate, Author, Entrepreneur, Educator, Businessman, Marketer, and Healthcare Blogger & Vlogger      
 
Bibliography
Bernard X.W. Liew, J. H., Marco Scutari, Alice Kongsted, (2023). “Data-driven network analysis identified subgroup-specific low back pain pathways: a cross-sectional GLA:D Back study.” J Clinical Epidemiology 153(66-77).  
 
Wong T, P. A., Golub D, Kirnaz S, Goldberg JL, Sommer F, Schmidt FA, Nangunoori R, Hussain I, Härtl R, (2022). “Prevalence of Long-Term Low Back Pain After Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniation.” World Neurosurg 22: 01571-01576.  

High Blood Pressure And Cognitive Decline & Does The Popping Noise Matter?

CF 252: High Blood Pressure And Cognitive Decline & Does The Popping Noise Matter? Today we’re going to talk about High Blood Pressure And Cognitive Decline & Does The Popping Noise Matter? But first, here’s that sweet sweet bumper music  

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OK, we are back and you have found the Chiropractic Forward Podcast where we are making evidence-based chiropractic fun, profitable, and accessible while we make you and your patients better all the way around.  We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look-down-your-nose-at-people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers. I’m Dr. Jeff Williams and I’m your host for the Chiropractic Forward podcast.  I’m so glad you’re spending your time with us learning together.  Chiropractors – I’m hiring at my personal clinic. I need talent, ambition, drive, smartness, and easy-to-get-along with associates. If this is you and Amarillo, TX is your speed, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do. 

  • Go to Amazon and check out my book called The Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic: A Unique Journey Into The Research. It’s an excellent educational resource for you AND your patients. It saves you time putting talks together or just staying current on research. It’s categorized into sections so the information is easy to find and written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone. It’s on Amazon. That’s the Remarkable Truth About Chiropractic by Jeff Williams. 
  • Then go Like our Chiropractic Forward Facebook page, 
  • Join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group, and then 
  • Review our podcast on whatever platform you’re listening to 
  • Last thing real quick, we also have an evidence-based brochure and poster store at chiropracticforward.com

You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #252 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Communicating Imaging Findings & Acupuncture For Acute Pain. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

Still climbing out of the doldrums of an extended slowdown. It is what it is but shows signs of finally easing. Let’s keep our fingers crossed on that. But yeah, I think we’re back on the upswing.  We’re starting the week with 15 new patients on the schedule. I like to see about 20-25 per week but I’ll take starting the week at 15 any day. Now let’s build on it.  It’s a balancing act to try to push our medical services and build that side of the clinic while not letting your community forget that you have a chiropractor and all of the other services as well. 

We post on social media twice per day. Once during the day and once in the evening. During the week, we post about services. On the weekend, we post funny stuff. Because honestly, what’s the point in posting something about PRP and saying call now? But nobody is at the clinic on the weekend. It makes no sense. So we entertain on the weekends with our posts.  It’s fun and our audience likes them and typically responds well with likes, comments, and shares.  We are still getting our TikTok game going.

Check it out at creekstonecrew806 if interested. I have a 20-something doing all of the content and she’s pretty darn great at it. It’s been fun to show that personality off. We have some fun folks working here.  Nothing incredibly new or interesting to talk about this week so let’s not waste time and let’s hop right in on the research. 

Item #1

The first one today is called “Impact of audible pops associated with spinal manipulation on perceived pain: a systematic review” by Moorman et. al (Moorman 2022) and published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies on October 4, 2022, Kazow that’s hot!

Why They Did It

An audible pop is the sound that can derive from an adjustment in spinal manipulative therapy and is often seen as an indicator of successful treatment.  A review conducted in 1998 concluded that there was little scientific evidence to support any therapeutic benefit derived from the audible pop. Since then, research methods have evolved considerably creating opportunities for new evidence to emerge. It was therefore timely to review the evidence.

How They Did It

  • They searched PubMed, Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL), Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and Web-of-Science. 
  • The main outcome was pain. 
  • Two reviewers independently selected studies, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias and quality of the evidence using the Downs and Black checklist. 
  • Results of the included literature were synthesized into a systematic review.

What They Found

  • Five original research articles were included in the review, of which four were prospective cohort studies and one a randomized controlled trial. 
  • All studies reported similar results: regardless of the area of the spine manipulated or follow-up time, there was no evidence of improved pain outcomes associated with an audible pop. 
  • One study even reported a hypoalgesic effect to external pain stimuli after spinal manipulation, regardless of an audible pop.

Wrap It Up

“While there is still no consensus among chiropractors on the association of an audible pop and pain outcomes in spinal manipulative therapy, knowledge about the audible pop has advanced. This review suggests that the presence or absence of an audible pop may not be important regarding pain outcomes with spinal manipulation.” I tell patients all of the time. Do not relate a popping noise with effectiveness. It is movement we are after. Not sounds. Sometimes the sound is a happy side effect but nothing more. 

And…they last thing the  want is to be insisting on hearing a popping noise and be treated by a chiropractor that is more than happy to oblige. You can get an extremely aggressive adjustment just to hear a popping noise that doesn’t even matter in the first place and run the risk of getting injured from it. 

So, focus on range of motion and movement. Not popping noises, people.  I will say this though, pain is multifactorial sometimes and placebo isn’t a cuss word. Sometimes, in my humble opinion, just the noise……well….I can see how it could make a difference in the patient’s mind only. I can see. But you can’t depend on the noise. You just can’t

Before getting to the next one, Next thing, go to https://www.tecnobody.com/en/products

That’s Tecnobody as in T-E-C-nobody. They literally have the most impressive clinical equipment I’ve ever seen. I own the ISO Free and am looking to add more to my office this year or next. The equipment you’re going to find over there can be marketed in your community like crazy because you’ll be the only one with something that damn cool in your office.  When you decide you can’t live without those products, send me an email and I’ll give you the hookup. They will 100% differentiate your clinic from your competitors.

I have to tell you, Dr. Chris Howson, the inventor of the Drop Release tool re-activated the code! Use the code HOTSTUFF upon purchase at droprelease.com & get $50 off your purchase. Would you like to spend 5-10 minutes doing pin and stretch and all of that? Or would you rather use a drop release to get the same or similar results in just a handful of seconds. I love it, my patients love it, and I know yours will too. droprelease.com and the discount code is HOTSTUFF. Go do it.

Item #2

Our second one today is called “High blood pressure linked to faster cognitive decline, dementia risk” by John Anderer (Anderer J 2022) with Study Finds and was published on October 3, 2022. Schiza, I love it hot like that.  It’s an article so let’s get to summarizing the high points.  Researchers from the University of Michigan say people with hypertension may experience a faster deterioration in their cognitive abilities (thinking skills, decision-making, memory) in comparison to those with normal blood pressure.

The team performed a “study of studies” focusing on high blood pressure’s association with declining brain function over a period of several years. They gathered and analyzed datasets collected for six large prior studies. “Our findings suggest that high blood pressure causes faster cognitive decline and that taking hypertension medication slows the pace of that decline,” says lead study author Deborah Levine, M.D., M.P.H., director of the University of Michigan’s Cognitive Health Services Research Program and a professor of internal medicine at the U-M’s academic medical center” Among both Hispanics and non-Hispanics, the team observed the same pace of deteriorating thinking skills and memory linked to high blood pressure.

However, when researchers focused solely on the two studies that had deliberately recruited Hispanics, they noted an undeniably faster decline in overall cognitive performance among Hispanics in comparison to the non-Hispanic white group. Importantly, though, blood pressure differences between those two groups didn’t appear to explain this cognitive decline difference. This may be due to Hispanic participants having lower blood pressure than non-Hispanic whites in these studies, researchers speculate. The same researchers behind this work conducted a similar study two years ago focusing on hypertension and cognitive outcomes among Blacks and Caucasians.

That project found that blood pressure control differences over time helped explain the faster cognitive performance declines seen in Black individuals. Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen. Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week. 

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The Message

I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots. When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few. It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient. And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!

Key Point: At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints…. That’s Chiropractic!

Contact Send us an email at dr dot williams at chiropracticforward.com and let us know what you think of our show and tell us your suggestions for future episodes.  Feedback and constructive criticism is a blessing and so are subscribes and excellent reviews on podcast platforms.  We know how this works by now. If you value something, you have to share it, interact with it, review it, talk about it from time to time, and actively hit a few buttons to support it here and there when asked. It really does make a big difference. 

Connect We can’t wait to connect with you again next week. From the Chiropractic Forward Podcast flight deck, this is Dr. Jeff Williams saying upward, onward, and forward.

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Bibliography

Anderer J (2022). “High blood pressure linked to faster cognitive decline, dementia risk.” StudyFinds.  

Moorman, A. C., Newell, D (2022). “Impact of audible pops associated with spinal manipulation on perceived pain: a systematic review.” Chiropr Man Therap 30(42).      

Lumbar Stenosis

CF 230: Lumbar Stenosis

Today we’re going to talk about lumbar stenosis

But first, here’s that sweet sweet bumper music

 

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Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about T-sp Adjustments For Neck, Not Headache & Physical Activity In Children. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

 

On the personal end of things…..

As I mentioned last week, I just finished the book called Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and another dude. Lol I can’t remember his name and don’t have time to look. Brad Hanby or something like that. Anyway, I’m on the hunt for an associate as a result. Great book and I know that with some help, not only will I have more time available to be a more effective clinic owner and doctor, but I’ll have the opportunity to grow the practice as well. It’ll be great. Give me a holler if interested in working in a busy evidence-based, patient -centered and medically integrated clinic that is making a difference int he Texas Panhandle. That’s us. 

Now, I’ve started reading a book recommended to me by Ben Fergus of the GRIP method fame and a fellow member of the MCM Mastermind you’ve heard me mention. This book is called Think Again by Adam Grant. It’s all about learning to search for the things you don’t really know and be willing to re-think your thoughts and stances on things. I’m still just getting into it a bit but it’s pretty alright and it’s teaching me some stuff. 

I also started a book by Gray Cook called The Business Of Movement I saw recommended by Jason Hulme recently in a Facebook group. It’s probably the Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance group if I’m guessing. Anyway, that one just came in the mail. Hell, I need an associate just so I’ll have time to read and get up to date. I also just joined an online class called Quadrant Analysis that I’m looking forward to diving into. 

So, I’m not perfect. Don’t follow everything I do. I could do better soap notes. I could do a lot of things better but….#1 our patients are 99% likely to refer us to their friends and family #2 ChiroUp tells me our clinic has about an 80% improvement rate for any and all conditions considered. #3 I’m 49, been in this sucker for 24 years, and I can’t wait to learn more and more. We can always learn more. We can always get better. We never know it all. If I ever find an associate that wants to come to the Texas Panhandle, that’ll be one of the first things I make sure they understand. If you ever stop learning, you’re either ignorant or you’re arrogant. Each is equally appalling. 

Boom, snap, pow, slap. 

Some of you may have seen a post by a ‘chiropractor’ …..I use the term loosely when referring to this dummy. She put on social medial recently the following, “An ovarian cyst is a functional gift from nature to make your more attractive and fertile after a traumatic loss. An enlarged prostate is a fit from nature to make you more potent after feeling degraded as a man. Tumors are not mistakes, they are purposeful adaptations.”

Bless her heart…. This little knucklehead is running around spouting this stuff and, yup you guessed it…is a chiropractor. I’m quoted in an article now saying she’s insane. Mostly because that’s my opinion and the only one I can think of that makes any sense with regard to a statement like that. 

I bring it up because you have to know these loony birds are out there soiling our names and our hard work. The people that listen regularly here are normal, educated, and hard working evidence based patient centered chiropractors out there changing the world and elevating this profession beyond quack BS that has held the profession back for so long. If however you stumbled upon this podcast and you believe stuff like this is plausible, please, don’t leave. Don’t go anywhere. 

Let me introduce you to evidence and research and sanity. 

Before getting into the research, I have to tell you, Dr. Chris Howson, the inventor of the Drop Release tool re-activated the code! It’s live again. Use the code HOTSTUFF upon purchase at droprelease.com to get $50 off your purchase. Y’all, it makes a world of difference. Would you like to spend 5-10 minutes doing pin and stretch and all of that? Or would you rather use a drop release to get the same or similar results in just a handful of seconds. My patients love it and I know yours will too. droprelease.com and the discount code is HOTSTUFF. Go do it. Hear me now and believe me later.

Let’s get to it.

 

Item #1

This frist one is called “Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis A Review” by Katz et. al. (Katz JN 2022) and published in JAMA on May 3, 2022, that was just like 3 weeks ago damn the heat….It burns

This is more of an article than a standard research paper so lets hit the high points with some relevant quotes from the report.

“Affects an estimated 103 million persons worldwide. Most are treated nonoperatively. Approximately 600 000 surgical procedures are performed in the US each year for lumbar spinal stenosis.”

The prevalence of the clinical syndrome of lumbar spinal stenosis in US adults is approximately 11% and increases with age.”

“The diagnosis can generally be made based on a clinical history of back and lower extremity pain that is provoked by lumbar extension, relieved by lumbar flexion, and confirmed with cross-sectional imaging, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)”

More specifically, from my learning through the Neuromusculoskeletal diplomate program, a little clinic pearl here is the shopping cart sign. If they have to use a shopping cart to lean forward over in order to be able to walk through the grocery store, and sitting almost immediately alleviates the pain, there’s a great chance you have some stenosis on your hands. Pain on extension or extension/rotation can bolster the diagnosis. 

Then, on the MRI or CT, if you see the sedimentation sign where the nerve roots stay suspended in teh central canal rather than settling on the bottom of the canal due to gravity. You now have pretty convincing evidence of stenosis. 

“In a series of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis followed up for up to 3 years without operative intervention, approximately one-third of patients reported improvement, approximately 50% reported no change in symptoms, and approximately 10% to 20% of patients reported that their back pain, leg pain, and walking were worse.”

That makes a strong argument for no surgery doesn’t it? Look, most do fine with targeted exercise. There is a stenosis protocol in ChiroUp if you’re not usiing the program. While I am a ChiroUp devotee, I actually use the protocol and program from Dr. Carmen Amendolia. You can find all of his info at spinemobility.com It’s excellent and we see really good results using it. 

“Multiple clinical trials have studied manual therapy for spinal stenosis, including lumbar distraction mobilization, hip and sacroiliac joint mobilization, manual stretching, and muscle strengthening. In a clinical trial33 of 58 participants with lumbar spinal stenosis, 79% reported being at least somewhat better following a 6-week program that included manual therapy, treadmill walking, and strengthening and stretching exercises compared with 41% of patients randomized to the flexion exercise group.

The results were similar at 1 year. Schneider et al31 randomized 259 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis to 1 of 3 treatment groups: medications with or without epidural injections, manual therapy with individualized exercise, and group exercises. Participants randomized to manual therapy combined with individual exercises had improved their Zurich Claudication Questionnaire scores significantly more at the 2-month follow-up (mean difference, 2.0; 95% CI, 0.4 to 3.6) than did those randomized to medications with or without injections. Participants randomized to group exercises had similar improvement to those receiving medications and/or epidural injections (mean difference, −0.4; 95% CI, −2.1 to 1.3). The differences between groups were negligible at 6 months.”

“Epidural steroid injections may offer modest short-term pain relief but do not appear to last more than 3 weeks.”

“Long-term benefits of epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis have not been demonstrated. Surgery appears effective in carefully selected patients with back, buttock, and lower extremity pain who do not improve with conservative management. “

 

Wrap Up

Lumbar spinal stenosis affects approximately 103 million people worldwide and 11% of older adults in the US. First-line therapy is activity modification, analgesia, and physical therapy. Long-term benefits from epidural steroid injections have not been established. Selected patients with continued pain and activity limitation may be candidates for decompressive surgery.

The key to remember about stenosis is that it isn’t necessarily the size of the hole rather what is happening to the structures going through the hole. If there is no realy inflammation or complication, stenosis patients may never know they have it. 

Alright, that’s it this week. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen.

Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week. 

Store

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The Message

I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots.

When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few.

It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.

And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!

 

Key Point:

At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….

That’s Chiropractic!

 

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Bibliography

Katz JN, Z. Z., Mass H, Makhni MC, (2022). “Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Review.” JAMA 327(17): 1688-1699.