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w/ Dr. Anthony Houssain – Choosing the Right Location, Clinic/Gym Hybrids, & The Value Of Masterminds

CF 258 w/ Dr. Anthony Houssain – Choosing the Right Location, Clinic/Gym Hybrids, & The Value Of Masterminds Today we’re going to be joined by my good friend, Dr. Anthony Houssain and we’re going to be talking about several relevant topics that can make a difference for any chiropractor. We’re covering Choosing the Right Location, Clinic/Gym Hybrids, & The Value Of Masterminds 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 #257 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Tensile Force On Vertebral Artery During Adjustments & Exercising For Pain. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.  On the personal end of things….. Just got through the Thanksgiving holidays and I learned something. For the first time in 24 years, I took off the day after Thanksgiving. What I learned is that I probably want to do that every year. Wow, it was nice to have those 4 days.  Here’s the thing, most people don’t really expect you to be open on that Friday anyway so it’s pretty much OK to take it off. I loved being able to just hang out and enjoy myself and my family. Not only that but I caught up on some projects that ahve been sitting for a while.  I also started some new projects as well. I am diving headfirst into Gray Cook’s FMS program and we’ll see what happens. I saw Gray talk at Forward ’19 right before COVID came along and ruined the world for a little while. He’s a great speaker and lots of evidence-based folks rave about FMS and SFMA so, I’m going a step beyond my Orthopedics fellowship and adding FMS to it to see where I wind up.  It can’t do anything but fill some holes in my knowledge and skills. More tools for the toolbox. Always learning, always getting better. Moving forward or falling behind.  We’ll get started soon but I need to tell you about tecnobody.com if it’s in Italian, just click on the English button. Look these products are above and beyond anything else you’ll find out there and will separate your clinic from all of the rest. I own the ISO Free so I’m not talking about something I don’t know anything about. I train balance and proprioception as well as concussion evaluation and even shoulder rehab. Once you check it out and you decide you can’t do without one, email me at creekstonecare@gmail.com and I’ll get you with the dude that can hook you up one on one. Tecnobody.com I’m done talking, I want to get to it with my buddy, Dr. Anthony Houssain. If you aren’t already familiar with Dr. Houssain, I want to tell you a bit about him first.  Dr. Anthony Houssain is a lifetime learner. Which is probably why we get along so well. He got is DC degree from National University of Health Sciences, achieved Diplomate status from the American Academy of Pain Management, has done over 100 hours in Chiropractic Rehabilitation from Souther California University, and is trained in McKenzie as well.  Dr. Houssain is also certified in post-surgical management of the cervical and lumbar spine, ART, FMS, SFMA, Racket Fit, and Dry Needling.  He’s also a former President of the North Alabama Chiropractic Society and has been a guest lecturer at UAB School of Medicine and at the UAB College of Nursing.  Now that you know why he’s here, let’s get to it with Dr. Anthony Houssain. 
  1. Tell me, Anthony, how’s Huntsville, Alabama today?
  2. Since chiropractic isn’t the typical first answer when someone is deciding what they want to be when they grow up, tell us why you chose chiropractic as your profession. 
  3. Now, you’re not originally from Alabama. Now leaving out metrics and specifics (that’s next) give us all a brief history of where you went to school, where you started out, and how you migrated down South. 
  4. Now, for providers that may be a bit younger and might can use a little advice on where to set up shop, besides your in-laws being in Huntsville, can you share a little about why you and your wife knew Huntsville was going to work out?
  5. Share with us a bit about what your practices look like? What all do you have your fingers in right now and how did you get there?
  6. As you just mentioned, you have entered the clinic/gym hybrid model and now that’s up and running. Tell us what gave you the idea to make that transition, what the buildout process looked like, and how it’s going so far since it got up and running. 
  7. If you could go back and start the clinic/gym process over again from the start, what would tell yourself and what would you change about how you did things the first time?
  8. Tell us how you lead someone from simple pain relief and then transition them into functional and interested in being a part of the gym and the strengthening process. Does that take a lot of sales? Or do you have specific tools that show the patient how it all fits together and why they can benefit. 
  9. We’re in Dr. Kevin Christie’s MCM Mastermind and we’ve gotten to know each other fairly well over the last year. Have you been part of a mastermind group before this one? 
  10. Other than the weekend we just spent in Key Largo, what value have you gotten out of our current mastermind?
  11. All masterminds are different, of course, but, in general, what do you see as being the best arguments for finding and joining a mastermind or accountability group?
  12. Next year, our mastermind is sold out and has no open spots available but we will be visiting Ft Lauderdale, Naples, Tampa, and maybe Orlando…..maybe back to the Keys. I figure there will be some smoked Negronis on our menu along the way but other than camaraderie, what are you hoping to get out of year 2?
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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Aspirin And Fall Risk & Caffeine And Child Growth

CF 256: Aspirin And Fall Risk & Caffeine And Child Growth Today we’re going to talk about Aspirin And Fall Risk & Caffeine And Child Growth 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 #256 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Nonpharmacologic Treatment In The ER & Spinal Manipulative Therapy For Non-musculoskeletal Conditions. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

As I’m typing this out, I am in a hammock on the beach at the Playa Largo resort in Key Largo. Which is in the Florida Keys. I wanted to go ahead and get this part of the episode done because I wanted the weekend and the mastermind meeting here fresh in my mind.  First, if you don’t know about Dr Kevin Christie’s MCM Mastermind group, it’s 15 or so of the nation’s top chiropractors. We meet four times per year to network, learn, and problem solve. The cost, if I remember correctly, was $8k for the year not including travel and hotels. As the first year wraps up, the group has made me roughly $150,000 or more. That’s no lie. You could say that monetarily it was worth every penny. 

Then professionally, I was given the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with colleague as in the profession that are too producers and earners. This weekend we learned about delegating tasks to free up our time and our energy to creat a more free and enjoyable work week. We also learned about 10x-Ing our practices and what that needs to look like to make it happens We exchanged lots of ideas on automating things. Even down to having no front desk staff if we do choose.  Lots to consider and think over. This mastermind is closed for the 2023. Because it’s limited to only 25 people and 25 people are members for next year.

However, my point is, if you find a mastermind group, join. If you don’t, think about creating one yourself.  The learning is incredible inside and outside of the clinics. The community you find is incredible. And let’s be honest, sometimes, it’s nice to just have someone that knows your life and has been through similar stuff listen To you and bounce back some ideas and suggestions.  Alright. On to the research.

Item #1 Our first one this week is called “Daily Low-Dose Aspirin and Risk of Serious Falls and Fractures in Healthy Older People: A Substudy of the ASPREE Randomized Clinical Trial” by Barker et. al. (Barker AL 2022) and published in JAMA Internal Medicine on November 7, 2022 and it sizzles where it sits. 

Why They Did It To determine if daily low-dose aspirin (100 mg) reduces the risk of fractures or serious falls (fall-related hospital presentations) in healthy older men and women.

How They Did It

  • It was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial 
  • studied older adult men and women in 16 major sites across Southeastern Australia. 
  • The ASPREE-FRACTURE substudy was conducted as part of the Australian component of the ASPREE trial.
  • Between 2010 and 2014 
  • Aged 70 years or older
  • Participants in the intervention group received a daily dose of oral 100 mg enteric-coated (low-dose) aspirin. 
  • The control group received a daily identical enteric-coated placebo tablet.

What They Found

  • In total, 16,703 people with a median age of 74 years were recruited
  • 9,179 (55.0%) were women. 
  • There were 8,322 intervention participants and 8,381 control participants included in the primary and secondary outcome analysis of 2,865 fractures and 1,688 serious falls over the median follow-up of 4.6 years. 
  • While there was no difference in the risk of first fracture between the intervention and control participants, aspirin was associated with a higher risk of serious falls. 
  • Results remained unchanged in analyses that adjusted for covariates known to influence fracture and fall risk.

Wrap It Up

In this substudy of a randomized clinical trial, the failure of low-dose aspirin to reduce the risk of fractures while increasing the risk of serious falls adds to evidence that this agent provides little favorable benefit in a healthy, White older adult population.

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 is called, “Association of Maternal Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy With Child Growth” by Gleason et. al.  (Gleason JL 2022)and published in JAMA Network Open on October4 31, 2022. Bam a lama that’s some hot mama jama. 

Why They Did It Question  Is maternal caffeine consumption associated with child growth, and are such associations present in low-consumption groups?

How They Did It

  • I’m not going to bore you with the deets here because your eyes will gloss and you’ll be thinking about why you drive in parkways and park in driveways. 
  • Let’s just say that Child z scores for body mass index, weight, and height were evaluated, as well as fat mass index and percentage and obesity risk measured at 1 time between age 4 and 8 years 
  • In a secondary analysis of one of the cohorts, child z scores and obesity risk longitudinally through age 8 years were evaluated.

Wrap It Up

Intrauterine exposure to increasing levels of caffeine and paraxanthine, even in low amounts, was associated with shorter stature in early childhood.  The clinical implication of reductions in height and weight is unclear; however, the reductions were apparent even with levels of caffeine consumption below clinically recommended guidelines of less than 200 mg per day. 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

Barker AL, M. R., Thao LTP, (2022). “Daily Low-Dose Aspirin and Risk of Serious Falls and Fractures in Healthy Older People: A Substudy of the ASPREE Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA Intern Med.  

Gleason JL, S. R., Mitro SD, (2022). “Association of Maternal Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy With Child Growth.” JAMA Netw Open 5(10).    

Nonpharmacologic Treatment In The ER & Spinal Manipulative Therapy For Non-musculoskeletal Conditions

CF 255: Nonpharmacologic Treatment In The ER & Spinal Manipulative Therapy For Non-musculoskeletal Conditions Today we’re going to talk about Nonpharmacologic Treatment In The ER & Spinal Manipulative Therapy For Non-musculoskeletal Conditions 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. 

I want to get to this before getting to the research and even some more real estate investing talk this week.

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.

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 #255 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Gluteal Tendinopathy. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

I have a short week this week so I’m preparing to go to Key Largo to be with my MCM Florida Mastermind group. I went to the website and saw that 2023 is sold out for the group. I have to say, it’s really an impressive group, folks. I tried to get you all in. Lol.  We will be at this amazing place I recommend you check out someday. It’s in Key Largo and it’s called Playa Largo. It’s a resort and spa with restaurants and all of the comforts. It’s just wonderful and I can’t wait to go back. It’s a Monday now and by Thursday, afternoon, assuming the weather cooperates, we’ll be on the beach. 

In other news, I’m curious, on the previous episode, #254, I covered my experience with real estate investing and gave, what I hope, is really interesting and really useful information on investing in short term rentals. Go listen if you’re interested and you missed it.  What makes me think about that this week is that we have a first home. We bought it back in 2006 I believe. Very nice neighborhood. The house is 100 years old and I needed something newer and more current.  When we moved to our current house about 5 years ago, we kept it as a rental just for giggles.

This was before we got serious about real estate. We were just hoping to make a few hundred a month and have someone else buy our equity. Which is exactly what happened.  Fast forward and this year, we re-financed it to get a gob of money out to invest in a short term rental elsewhere. Well, a couple of months ago, we decided, you know what? Why don’t we just sell it to get it off our books so we can qualify for a hefty loan on something more tropical than Amarillo, TX. So we listed it.  Guess what? As our luck holds steady, the real estate market takes a dump about a week or two before we got it ready and listed. So now we can’t sell it for it’s appraisal price. 

Now, here’s the beauty of real estate. There are lots of options!!

  1. Take a bath and cut the price so deep that we lose money but get rid of the house. 
  2. Keep it as a long term rental
  3. Make it a short term rental

If you listened last week, then you probably already know the answer. Instead of taking a $15k-20k hit by cutting the price to sell it, we can take that money and furnish the house and make it a short term rental. So that’s what we’re doing.

I was at the house last night putting together a queen size bed with a trundle while my wife hung curtains.  We went to a site called airdna.co and using their Rentalizer tool, we evaluated the potential of that specific address and BAM…..it was a no-brainer.  So we are off and running.

One last note, if you go Airbnb and you get a property manager, you’re a sucker! They want 20% of your profits when, once set up, it’ll take you literally 15 minutes per week per listing to self-manage.  Go back to last week’s episode and listen but you can manage an STR in Florida from AZ with no problem. You need a wireless thermostat, a wireless Schlage Encode deadbolt, Ring cameras, a maintenance person, a lawn person, and a good cleaner. That’s it. Happy investing.

Now, onto the research.  Item #1 The first one is called “The global summit on the efficacy and effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy for the prevention and treatment of non-musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review of the literature” by Cote et. al. (Côté P 2021) and published in Chiropractic Manual Therapeutics on February 17th of 2021 and goes a lil sumpin’ like this. 

Why They Did It

A small proportion of chiropractors, osteopaths, and other manual medicine providers use spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) to manage non-musculoskeletal disorders. However, the efficacy and effectiveness of these interventions to prevent or treat non-musculoskeletal disorders remain controversial.

They say, We convened a Global Summit of international scientists to conduct a systematic review of the literature to determine the efficacy and effectiveness of SMT for the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of non-musculoskeletal disorders.

How They Did It

The Global Summit took place on September 14-15, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. It was attended by 50 researchers from 8 countries and 28 observers from 18 chiropractic organizations. At the summit, participants critically appraised the literature and synthesized the evidence.

What They Found

We retrieved 4997 citations, removed 1123 duplicates and screened 3874 citations. Of those, the eligibility of 32 articles was evaluated at the Global Summit and 16 articles were included in our systematic review.  Our synthesis included six randomized controlled trials with acceptable or high methodological quality (reported in seven articles). These trials investigated the efficacy or effectiveness of SMT for the management of infantile colic, childhood asthma, hypertension, primary dysmenorrhea, and migraine. None of the trials evaluated the effectiveness of SMT in preventing the occurrence of non-musculoskeletal disorders. 

Consensus was reached on the content of all risk of bias and evidence tables. All randomized controlled trials with high or acceptable quality found that SMT was not superior to sham interventions for the treatment of these non-musculoskeletal disorders. Six of 50 participants (12%) in the Global Summit did not approve the final report.

Wrap It Up

Our systematic review included six randomized clinical trials (534 participants) of acceptable or high quality investigating the efficacy or effectiveness of SMT for the treatment of non-musculoskeletal disorders.  We found no evidence of an effect of SMT for the management of non-musculoskeletal disorders including infantile colic, childhood asthma, hypertension, primary dysmenorrhea, and migraine. This finding challenges the validity of the theory that treating spinal dysfunctions with SMT has a physiological effect on organs and their function.  Governments, payers, regulators, educators, and clinicians should consider this evidence when developing policies about the use and reimbursement of SMT for non-musculoskeletal disorders.

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 today is called “Are Nonpharmacologic Pain Interventions Effective at Reducing Pain in Adult Patients Visiting the Emergency Department? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” by Sakamoto et. Al. (Sakamoto JT 2018) and published in Academy of Emergency Medicine in March of 2018. 

Why They Did It

Pain is a common complaint in the emergency department (ED). Its management currently depends heavily on pharmacologic treatment, but evidence suggests that nonpharmacologic interventions may be beneficial. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess whether nonpharmacologic interventions in the ED are effective in reducing pain.

How They Did It

We conducted a systematic review of the literature on all types of nonpharmacologic interventions in the ED with pain reduction as an outcome. We performed a qualitative summary of all studies meeting inclusion criteria and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies measuring postintervention changes in pain. Interventions were divided by type into five categories for more focused subanalyses.

What They Found

Fifty-six studies met inclusion criteria for summary analysis. The most studied interventions were acupuncture (10 studies) and physical therapy (six studies). The type of pain most studied was musculoskeletal pain (34 studies). Most (42 studies) reported at least one improved outcome after intervention. Of these, 23 studies reported significantly reduced pain compared to control, 24 studies showed no difference, and nine studies had no control group. Meta-analysis included 22 qualifying randomized controlled trials and had a global standardized mean difference of -0.46 (95% confidence interval = -0.66 to -0.27) in favor of nonpharmacologic interventions for reducing pain.

Wrap It Up

Nonpharmacologic interventions are often effective in reducing pain in the ED. However, most existing studies are small, warranting further investigation into their use for optimizing ED pain management. 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.

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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

Côté P, H. J., Axén I, Leboeuf-Yde C, Corso M, Shearer H, Wong J, Marchand AA, Cassidy JD, French S, Kawchuk GN, Mior S, Poulsen E, Srbely J, Ammendolia C, Blanchette MA, Busse JW, Bussières A, Cancelliere C, Christensen HW, De Carvalho D, De Luca K, Du Rose A, Eklund A, Engel R, Goncalves G, Hebert J, Hincapié CA, Hondras M, Kimpton A, Lauridsen HH, Innes S, Meyer AL, Newell D, O’Neill S, Pagé I, Passmore S, Perle SM, Quon J, Rezai M, Stupar M, Swain M, Vitiello A, Weber K, Young KJ, Yu H (2021). “The global summit on the efficacy and effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy for the prevention and treatment of non-musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review of the literature.” Chiropr Man Therap 29(1): 8.  

Sakamoto JT, W. H., Vissoci JRN, Eucker SA (2018). “Are Nonpharmacologic Pain Interventions Effective at Reducing Pain in Adult Patients Visiting the Emergency Department? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Acad Emerg Med.  

Spinal Cord Stimulator vs. Placebo & Low Back Pain, Chiropractic, And Opioids

CF 253: Spinal Cord Stimulator vs. Placebo & Low Back Pain, Chiropractic, And Opioids Today we’re going to talk about Spinal Cord Stimulators vs. Placebo & we’ll talk about Low Back pain, Chiropractic, And Opioids 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 #253 Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about High Blood Pressure And Cognitive Decline & Does The Popping Noise Matter?. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

Alright, if you’ve heard me fussing my face off about being slow for like oh I don’t know…..the last 8 freaking weeks or so….then you’ll be glad to hear that I have 43 on the schedule today with 5 new patients. That’s more like it.  That’s 5 new patients, one consultation, and 3 re-exams. So….they’re  coming back slowly.

Where the hell did they go in the first place? Who knows? But I talked to my buddy, Tyce Hergert down in Southlake, TX and he’s been slow as hell too. Until just last week. He thinks it’s the economy, inflation, back to school kicked it off, and then we have a big election that makes people a bit pulled back and financially more aware.  Who knows, but it makes sense. Maybe it was a perfect storm kind of thing but I know I’m ready to get back to business and running around like my ass is on fire unable to keep up. Then you get to hear me fuss about that. Lol. It’s a cycle. 

Why can’t it ever just sit right there in teh perfect pocket where you’re seeing just the right number of patients and are right where you want to be as far as being busy during the work week? Yeah, that’s a pipe dream. Never happening.  I’ll tell you this though, I’d rather be running around here with my ass on fire, changing people’s lives, and making money along the way rather than sitting here wondering who I made mad and moping around like a whipped dog. Lol.  So, for this week…we’re back toward the top of the mountain. 

Just real quick on a side gig kind of thought process. I have people asking me all of the time how I started getting into real estate. I want to help you guys. I read a book that’s in the Rick Dad Poor Dad umbrella that’s called Tax Free Wealth by Tom Wheelright.  It started talking about how you can pay lower to zero taxes by buying real estate. Well that got me to listening to the Bigger Pockets podcast and taking their webinars. Then I started delving into the niches of real estate. I decided for lots of reasons that Short Term Rentals, or STRs made the most money and the most sense. 

That led to a podcast and a book by Avery Carl called Short Term Rental, Long Term Wealth. They also have a private Facebook group that I’m a member of.  In case you don’t know, STR is what an Airbnb or VRBO property is. Short term rental like 3-5 days or so vs. a year long lease.  Trust me; people a hell of a lot dumber than you are making a ton on real estate. Here are the ways you make money on real estate:

  1. Cashflow – You have a profitable property so you make monthly cashflow. On average, our STR in Lubbock, TX profits about $2,000/month. That’s above and beyond our overhead on the house. 
  2. Appreciation – You never buy property planning on appreciation. However, assuming it’s not in a terrible neighborhood, it usually appreciates. Which is money in your pocket when, or it, you sell. 
  3. Equity – Other people are buying your property for you. They are kind enough to buy down the payment and buy your equity in the property. Meaning, because of them paying you every month, you own more and more of your own property. 
  4. Taxes – There are multiple ways that real estate benefits your taxes and I’ll leave that up to a CPA since I am not one but in general;
    1. With STRs, you can count your losses and depreciate everything on the real estate side, including the curtains to bring down your tax burden in your chiropractic clinic and try to get your tax burden down to zero for the year. 
    2. The write offs. You can write off all of the furnishings and everything that fits the real estate realm. Including meals where you sit and talk to your business partner (your wife and kids) about your properties. 

Not to mention that if you buy an STR in a place you like to visit, you have a place to stay whenever you need it! Also, if the STR is more than 90 miles from your primary residence, you can qualify for a vacation home loan and only pay 10% down instead of the traditional 20% down.

That makes a million dollar home near or on the beach a hell of a lot more do-able for most of us.  I’ll give you all a bit of a tip, you don’t have to go into these things blindly. Go to airdna.co and go down to the Rentalizer link on the left of your screen. Once there, put in any address, including your home address, and see what it might make as an STR. You may be surprised! It’s not a fool proof silver bullet but can give you some ideas. Also, don’t pay a 20% management fee. It takes me literally 15 minutes per week per property to manage.

Don’t lose 20% of your profit. You can do it yourself. Use guesty.com for the property management software and combine that with pricelabs.com for automatic and appropriate pricing from week to week and then……let er rip!!! Thank me later, fools! If you have any questions, join our private Chiropractic Forward Facebook group and start a post in there. I’d be happy to help if I have the answer. If I don’t, I can find it.  Let’s get started with the research shall we?

Item #1

The first on today is called “Effect of Spinal Cord Burst Stimulation vs Placebo Stimulation on Disability in Patients With Chronic Radicular Pain After Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial” by Hara et. al. (Hara S 2022) and published in JAMA on October 18, of 2022 and that’s some hot steamy salsa right there. 

Why They Did It The use of spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain after lumbar spine surgery is increasing, yet rigorous evidence of its efficacy is lacking. The authors wanted to investigate the efficacy of spinal cord burst stimulation, which involves the placement of an implantable pulse generator connected to electrodes with leads that travel into the epidural space posterior to the spinal cord dorsal columns, in patients with chronic radiculopathy after surgery for degenerative lumbar spine disorders.

How They Did It

  • It was a placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial
  • 50 patients were in the study
  • Done at St. Olavs Univer. Hospital in Norway
  • Conducted from 2018 – 2021
  • Patients underwent two 3-month periods with spinal cord burst stimulation and two 3-month periods with placebo stimulation in a randomized order. Which seems like they gave it a good solid chance to work to me
  • Burst stimulation consisted of closely spaced, high-frequency electrical stimuli delivered to the spinal cord. 
  • The stimulus consisted of a 40-Hz burst mode of constant-current stimuli with 4 spikes per burst and an amplitude corresponding to 50% to 70% of the paresthesia perception threshold.
  • The primary outcome was difference in change from baseline in the self-reported Oswestry Disability Index

What They Found

The mean changes in ODI score were −10.6 points for the burst stimulation periods and −9.3 points for the placebo stimulation periods None of the pre-specified secondary outcomes showed a significant difference.  Nine patients experienced adverse events, including 4 who required surgical revision of the implanted system.

Wrap It Up

The concluded, “Among patients with chronic radicular pain after lumbar spine surgery, spinal cord burst stimulation, compared with placebo stimulation, after placement of a spinal cord stimulator resulted in no significant difference in the change from baseline in self-reported back pain–related disability.” So…..chronic pain…..if you’re a regular listener, you know me and chronic pain. I love learning and talking about it. You can’t solve a problem through burst stimulation that is as much entrenched in the brain as it may be in a physical sense. 

You can blast it and blast it and until you treat the centralized portion, you’re pissing up a rope, as they say in Texas.  If you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, start going through this podcast listening to anything on chronic pain, get a book by David Hanscum called Back In Control, and dive into the biopsychosocial aspect of pain. That’ll get you started. 

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

This second one I got from my buddy Dr. Craig Benton down in Lampassas, TX quite a while ago. Thank you Craig. It’s called “Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low-Back Pain and Use of Prescription Opioids” by Whedon et. Al. (Whedon JM 2018) and published in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in June of 2018. 

Why They Did It They say, “Pain relief resulting from services delivered by doctors of chiropractic may allow patients to use lower or less frequent doses of opioids, leading to reduced risk of adverse effects. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the association between utilization of chiropractic services and the use of prescription opioid medications.”

How They Did It

  • The authors used a retrospective cohort design to analyze health insurance claims data.
  • The data source was the all payer claims database administered by the State of New Hampshire. 
  • The study population was 18-99 year olds, enrolled in a health plan, with at least two clinical office visits within 90 days for a primary diagnosis of low-back pain. 
  • The authors excluded those with a diagnosis of cancer.
  • The authors measured likelihood of opioid prescription fill among recipients of services delivered by doctors of chiropractic compared with non-recipients. 
  • They also compared the cohorts with regard to rates of prescription fills for opioids and associated charges.

What They Found

The adjusted likelihood of filling a prescription for an opioid analgesic was 55% lower among recipients compared with non-recipients.  Average charges per person for opioid prescriptions were also significantly lower among recipients.

Wrap It Up

They concluded, “Among New Hampshire adults with office visits for non-cancer low-back pain, the likelihood of filling a prescription for an opioid analgesic was significantly lower for recipients of services delivered by doctors of chiropractic compared with non-recipients. The underlying cause of this correlation remains unknown, indicating the need for further investigation.” 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

  • Hara S, A. H., Solheim O, (2022). “Effect of Spinal Cord Burst Stimulation vs Placebo Stimulation on Disability in Patients With Chronic Radicular Pain After Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA 328(15): 1506-1514.  
  • Whedon JM, e. a. (2018). “Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low Bac k Pain and Risk of Adverse Drug Events.” J Manipulative Physiol Ther 17(30): 30136-30137.      

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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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

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).      

Communicating Imaging Findings & Acupuncture For Acute Pain

CF 251: Communicating Imaging Findings & Acupuncture For Acute Pain Today we’re going to talk about Communicating Imaging Findings & Acupuncture For Acute Pain 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, 
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You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #251 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Night Owls Diabetes And Heart Disease & Medical Marijuana And Pain. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

It’s been a tough one. My mother in law passed away last week. My wife’s parents live about an hour and 45 minutes to the North of Amarillo in our hometown of Perryton, TX. So, we’ve been back and forth and back and forth so many times I lost track. And there will be lots more back and forths to settle the estate and get Meg’s dad situated in a new town down around Longview TX.  Lots of distractions coming up but I’ll do my best to keep this podcast on point, educational, and interesting. It’s like I’m trying to teach my kids right now. My daughter did not want to go to school today, which is a Monday. Her grandmother passed away Wednesday evening. She missed school Thursday and Friday. The memorial will be this Friday so she’ll miss another Thursday – fortunately, they’re out of school Friday. The day of the memorial.  My point to her was this; life deals us blows.

We have loss and setbacks that get us down, make us sad, and give us the blues. But we have to do what we can to shoulder  obligations, most of the time, give us an opportunity to move forward and take our minds off of our problems.  Work can keep us from our lives in a good way as well as in a bad way. Sometimes, work keeps us from being able to enjoy our lives and engage in some of the things we are wanting to do more of. Me, I’m not able to spend time writing songs, playing music, sculpting, or painting and things like that. That’s work getting in the way in a bad way.  But, then there’s the work that keeps our minds busy and occupied so that we’re not buried and consumed by worry and fret and the big bad blues life sometimes casts us into.  So, for this week and the next, we go to school, we go to work, we occupy our minds, and let time take care of the rest. That may be a Gen X way of going about it but I’m Gen X and that’s what we do. Keep the nose down, work, and life will sort it out. Be upset, mourn, and take care of business, one foot in front of the other.  Sorry to be so gloomy on the personal side of it all this week but, I’m always honest with you all and that’s what’s happening on the personal side. I’m certain next week’s episode will be a bit on the brighter side! Now, onto the research!

Item #1 Our first one today is called “Acupuncture Therapy as an Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategy for Comprehensive Acute Pain Care: The Academic Consortium Pain Task Force White Paper Update” by Nielsen et. al. (Arya Nielsen 2022) and published in Pain Medicine on June 17, 2020 and we got as hot one, people! These researchers by the way, are Phds and MDs. I think that’s notable.

Why They Did It A crisis in pain management persists, as does the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths, addiction, and diversion. Pain medicine is meeting these challenges by returning to its origins: the Bonica model of multidisciplinary pain care. The 2018 Academic Consortium White Paper detailed the historical context and magnitude of the pain crisis and the evidence base for nonpharmacologic strategies. More than 50% of chronic opioid use begins in the acute pain care setting. Acupuncture may be able to reduce this risk. This article updates the evidence base for acupuncture therapy for acute pain with a review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on postsurgical/perioperative pain with opioid sparing and acute nonsurgical/trauma pain, including acute pain in the emergency department.

How They Did It

  • To update reviews cited in the 2018 White Paper, electronic searches were conducted in PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials with additional manual review of titles, links, and reference lists.
  • There are 22 systematic reviews, 17 with meta-analyses of acupuncture in acute pain settings, and a review for acute pain in the intensive care unit. There are additional studies of acupuncture in acute pain settings.

Wrap It Up

  • The majority of reviews found acupuncture therapy to be an efficacious strategy for acute pain, with potential to avoid or reduce opioid reliance. 
  • With an extremely low risk profile, acupuncture therapy is an important strategy in comprehensive acute pain care.

We see it every week in my clinic. The VA send over their vets regularly and our acupuncturist is like a golden laced angel to these veterans. It’s been impressive. Before getting to the next one, 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.

Item #2

Our last one today is called “Integrating Epidemiological Information into MRI Reports Reduces Ensuing Radiologic Testing Costs Among Patients with Low Back Pain: A Controlled Study” by The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2020 by Weeks et. al.  This was brought to me by Spine Care Partners who released a wonderful graphic that I got from Parker President, Dr. William Morgan, and shared in our Chiropractic Forward Facebook private group. The graphic showed what percentages in each age group that you can find ASYMPTOMATIC changes like degenerated discs, facets, bulges, herniations, etc.  It was excellent. If you’re not in our private group on Facebook, go do that about right now. 

This is more of a review so, let’s review about it shall we? They say, “Research has demonstrated that including epidemiological data along with the standard MRI results report has resulted in reduced opioid prescribing by the provider who ordered the study, as well as reduced referral to spine specialists.  This new study includes an assessment of costs when frequency of common findings are included with the standard MRI results report. 

The information included data on the prevalence of certain conditions over each decade of life in asymptomatic individuals.  For example, degenerative disc disease findings in asymptomatic patients are seen in 68% in those 40-50 years of age, 80% in those 50-60, 88% if 60-70 years old, and 93% of 70-80 year olds. Totally asymptomatic! Which is amazing news for patients. Not great news for predatory providers that use rad findings to scare this holy living schnikees out of their patients so they’ll be forced to come see them a million times. Bad news for those asshats.

Great news for patients though.  They say that their study showed that MRI reports with the addition of the prevalence of common findings triggered a downstream costs savings averaging $330 per report when compared to the standard MRI results report of the control group which meant there was no epidemiological charge included with the report.  Best of all, repeat MRI use, spinal injection, opioid use, and surgery all decreased in the study group compared to the control group, while muscle relaxers and chiropractic utilization had a slight increase.  They point out that one explanation for these findings is that the common language used in spine imaging reports, without statistical reference, is both fear invoking and inappropriately supportive of pathoanatomical understanding of back pain, as compared to the more clinically sound biophyschosocial model. 

To put that in you and me speak, chiropractors are still relying heavily on the pathoanatomical model. Here’s the lesion, I’ll pop it, patient fixed. Cancer? Pop it. Bad hearing?? Pop it. Stomach ache? Pop it. COVID? Pop it.  That’s so far from factual and being based in the evidence of literature that I cannot even begin to describe it. 

They’re saying that chiropractors find stuff on the rad images and scare the crap out of their patients. Either because they’re not educated enough to know, or worst of all, because they’re predatory and miserable human beings that take advantage of their patients’ lack of education. All in order to get more visits and make that boat payment or that second house in the mountains or on the beach payment. 

They’re also saying, start leaning into the BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL construct of pain, do right by your patients every day, and the money will just take care of itself. Treat others as you like to be treated. Kindergarten stuff. I don’t want myself or my family being taken advantage of so don’t do it to others. Get educated or get left behind. 

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.

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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 Arya Nielsen, P., Jeffery A Dusek, PhD, Lisa Taylor-Swanson, PhD, Heather Tick, MD, (2022). “Acupuncture Therapy as an Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategy for Comprehensive Acute Pain Care: The Academic Consortium Pain Task Force White Paper Update.” Pain Med 23(9): 1582-1612.        

Night Owls Diabetes And Heart Disease & Medical Marijuana And Pain

CF 250: Night Owls Diabetes And Heart Disease & Medical Marijuana And Pain Today we’re going to talk about Night Owls Diabetes And Heart Disease & Medical Marijuana And Pain

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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.   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 #250 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Vertebrogenic Pain. Time for A Thought Shift & Leisure time Physical Activity Effects On Mortality. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

As part of my post as an intern clinic for Parker, I get a new email fairly often requesting I update my profile. I will be honest, it’s a little much for a solo guy that’s busting his hump to stay above water and lives out in Amarillo. Which is an area of Texas that doesn’t have a plethora of interns and associates scrambling to get to, by the way.  So, in the year and a half or two years since we got onboarded, we have only hosted one intern and he moved back home near Tulsa, OK after his graduation. I wanted to keep him here but this isn’t his home.  I got an email recently that my CPR cert had to be updated to stay in the program. I feel like I just got it renewed last year but, what do I know? I’m busy.

So I decided the whole clinic could use it too. We took Tuesday off and went off-site. We met up at the CPR training place and spend an hour or two getting that re-newed. The staff actually enjoyed it; it was a bit of a teambuilding experience. We got out earlier than we expected so I took the girls to breakfast and it was another opportunity to spend time together outside of work.  That was last Tuesday. Then on Saturday, we all met up in downtown Amarillo for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s so had another opportunity for a little team building outside of the job site.  Good stuff and a great week. Still slower from the back-to-school slowdown but that’s the way it be. Just trying to get the marketing dialed in and make things happen to spur business back to where it needs to be.  I have to mention something kind of cool in my personal life; many of you know I’m a voice-over talent on the side. It’s not just fun. It’s turned into quite an amazing thing. I’m not going to go into financial aspects but let’s say it’s been far beyond anything I ever expected. 

I landed my very first video game recently! Google it up. It’s called God Of Rock by Modus and it’s coming out on Xbox and Playstation this Winter. And I cannot wait! It’s so exciting! I played an Elvis-esque character called King. He’s actually one of the main characters of the game. I connected with a group from San Francisco on Zoom and spent a little time recording phrases like Elvis would say them pretty much. It was fun and now, I’m going to have to buy 20 copies of this xbox fighting game! Lol.  Anyway, something fun in my life. 

I was thinking the other day; I’ve lived so many lives in this one life of mine. I swear. I was a traveling musician for over 8 years a record promoter, a radio station owner, and a venue booking agent. I am a sculptor, sketch artist, and painter. I was a college athlete. My chiropractic career. Hubby and dad. Real estate, VoiceOver….my life is often beyond insane.  So, let’s dispense with the chit-chat and get on with it. 

Item #1

My first one today is called, “Night owls more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease than early birds” by Study Finds (Allingham 2022) and published on September 20, 2022 bing bang boom pop freakin pow. It’s hot.  This is an article more than a research layout so let’s hit the high points and summarize this bad boy.  We all like to stay up late. Some of us, like myself, for example, are better at it than others. You’re talking to an ex-traveling musician. A road warrior. A freaking troubadour people. Lots of poor sleep decisions made in my past and in my current, folks.  Anyway, they make a statement at the top that says night owls are more like to develop Type 2 Diabetes or heart disease than people who go to bed and wake up early. 

They say that researchers have found that night owls are less active than early birds and less sensitive to insulin. I can’t answer the insulin point but I’ll tell you that I’d like to see any early bird more active than me. I’m all over the place all damn day long.  I could be the exception to the rule, however. I make myself and my family crazy so I probably am. 

Here’s my problem, fatty coming through!

They say that staying up late means we are worse at using fat for energy and this fat can build up in the body and contribute to the risk of disease. Meanwhile, “early birds” appear to be more reliant on fat for energy, more active in the day, and more aerobically fit. Probably true but I feel attacked. Again, I’m not having trouble fitting through the door and I don’t have to buy two airplane seats but damnit, I’m 6’4” and 280. I need to drop some baggage. 

The researchers regulated their diet to make sure that was not a factor. The team used advanced imaging, and assessed body mass, body composition, insulin sensitivity, and fat and carbohydrate metabolism using breath samples of each participant’s sleep trends. Over a week, the team monitored participants to figure out their daily activity patterns. Scientists discovered early birds use more fat for energy, both when resting and during exercise. They were also more insulin sensitive.

They end the article by saying, “We also found that early birds are more physically active and have higher fitness levels than night owls who are more sedentary throughout the day. Further research is needed to examine the link between chronotype, exercise and metabolic adaptation to identify whether exercising earlier in the day has greater health benefits,” Before getting to the next one, go to https://www.tecnobody.com/en/products 

That’s Tecnobody as in T-E-C no H. Tecnobody.com. They literally have the most impressive clinical equipment I’ve ever seen and that’s saying a lot because I like toys and gadgets for the clinic.  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.

Item #2

Our second one this week is called, “Effect of Medical Marijuana Card Ownership on Pain, Insomnia, and Affective Disorder Symptoms in Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial” by Gilman et. al. (Gilman JM 2022) and published in JAMA Network Open and published on March 18, 2022 and that’s a steamy stack of stuff. 

Why They Did It

  • Despite the legalization and widespread use of cannabis products for a variety of medical concerns in the US, there is not yet strong clinical literature to support such use. The risks and benefits of obtaining a medical marijuana card for common clinical outcomes are largely unknown.
  • The authors wanted to answer the question, “What are the risks and benefits of obtaining a medical marijuana card for adults who seek medical marijuana for pain, insomnia, and anxiety or depressive symptoms?”

How They Did It

  • Pragmatic, single-site, single-blind randomized clinical trial 
  • Greater Boston area from July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2020. 
  • Participants were adults aged 18 to 65 years 
  • Chief concern was pain, insomnia, or anxiety or depressive symptoms. 
  • Participants were randomized 2:1 to either the immediate card acquisition group (n = 105) or the delayed card acquisition group (n = 81). 
  • The immediate card acquisition group was allowed to obtain a medical marijuana card immediately after randomization. 
  • The delayed card acquisition group was asked to wait 12 weeks before obtaining a medical marijuana card. 
  • All participants could choose cannabis products from a dispensary, the dose, and the frequency of use. 
  • Participants could continue their usual medical or psychiatric care.

What They Found

  • A total of 186 participants 
  • Compared with the delayed card acquisition group, the immediate card acquisition group had more cannabis use disorder symptoms; fewer self-rated insomnia symptoms; and reported no significant changes in pain severity or anxiety or depressive symptoms. 
  • Participants in the immediate card acquisition group also had a higher incidence of cannabis use disorder during the intervention

Wrap It Up

In this RCT, ownership of a medical marijuana card led to rapid onset and increased incidence and severity of cannabis use disorder in some participants, particularly those with a chief concern of anxiety or depressive symptoms. The self-reported improvement in sleep quality warrants further study into the benefits of medical marijuana card ownership for insomnia and the risk of cannabis use disorder. There were no observed benefits of obtaining a medical marijuana card for pain, anxiety, or depressive symptoms. I know it’s not cool these days. I’m fully aware. But you can continue to keep me in the camp that is in no hurry to completely legalize another drug. Make all of your comparisons to the alcohol you want. I get it and you’re not wrong.

They tried to put the genie back in the box in the 1930s and it didn’t work.  So that makes it smart to let another genie out of the bottle? No, it doesn’t. While I most definitely enjoy a drink or 10 from time to time, if we’re looking at it from a health perspective, then alcohol is a bad idea. It was a mistake on day one. Why make another when you have more and more research showing the harms and the lack of benefits? 

Call me a boomer. Even though I’m Gen X. I care not. My cares were all given out some time ago. 

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

  • Allingham, P. (2022). “Night owls more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease than early birds.” StudyFinds
  • Gilman JM, S. R., Potter KW, (2022). “Effect of Medical Marijuana Card Ownership on Pain, Insomnia, and Affective Disorder Symptoms in Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA Netw Open 5(3).

 

Vertebrogenic Pain – A Thought Shift & Leisure Time Physical Activity Effects On Mortality

CF 249: Vertebrogenic Pain – A Thought Shift & Leisure time Physical Activity Effects On Mortality Today we’re going to talk about Vertebrogenic Pain. Time for A Thought Shift & Leisure time Physical Activity Effects On Mortality 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.   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 #249 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about steps per day and how that’s related to dementia and we talked about vets and chiropractic. What a wonderful combination.  Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

Ugh, slow Monday man. I hate it and it give me anxiety but I’m using the extra time to make things happen, my friends. Yes indeed. This is being written on September 19th so we are still in the middle of the yearly back to school slowdown.  When back to school gets us down, what’s the best way to handle it? Frist, as I’ve mentioned in recent podcasts, you get stuff done! Start through all of the things that have been piling up. Get that stack knocked out.  Secondly, marketing wise, what has been successful for you in the past? Have you slowed down on your posting frequency on social media? Pick it up and get to posting. Has it been any community outreach or direct marketing?

Time to re-engage, right? Thirdly, settle the hell down. You didn’t pee on the mayor’s dog and the whole town is not mad at you. Or me. I think this is me talking to me by the way. Lol.  Marketing is the most effective thing we can do for our clinic so we are spending this time calling and checking on patients that are more recent but have not really kept up with their schedule. Not in a bully or harrassing kind of way but a ‘staying top of mind’ kind of way and showing concern.  What are the big things that speak to people? For me and my practice specifically, I think it can be boiled down to 10 things. 

  1. No long waits
  2. Evaluation and treatment on the same day
  3. New patient appointments within 48 hours
  4. They will know the cost before their visit – at least as close as we can get to the cost
  5. Not everyone gets x-rays
  6. No pills and no surgery
  7. Online scheduling
  8. No long treatment plans
  9. Treatment by a Board Certified Orthopedic specialist
  10. Fast and efficient first appointment

These go for our medical side as well as for our chiropractic side. I think hammering these points consistently is an effective strategy. And, they aren’t talking points. It’s how we do things.  Here’s another thing I’ll share with myy patients when appropriate; when I have a difficult decision to make as far as recommendations or treatment, I fall back on one principle. That principle is ‘what would I do with this person if this person were an immediate family member?’ That is a guiding principle that will get you the closest to every right answer out there that you can make.  Alright, that’s enough of the personal side of things. Let’s get to the meat and taters. 

Item #1

The first one is called “Vertebrogenic Pain: A Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain” by Conger et. al. (Aaron Conger 2022) and published in Pain Medicine on July 20, 2022. Hot sauce coming up!

  • Clinicians and researchers have long recognized that better subgrouping of individuals with CLBP is necessary for more targeted and effective treatments. Commonly described sources of CLBP include the zygapophyseal joints, sacroiliac joints, and intervertebral discs (often termed “discogenic” pain)
  • Historically, the term “discogenic pain” has been associated with disc degeneration and internal disc disruption with the presence of fissures in the annulus fibrosus and associated nociception via branches of the sinuvertebral nerve 
  • Previously, it was thought that pathological neurovascular ingrowth penetrated into annular fissures, leading to increased sensitivity and nociception via the sinuvertebral nerve
  • However, more recent evidence appears to refute the occurrence of such neurovascular ingrowth in many cases
  • In the late 1990s, a team of researchers led by Dr. Heggeness reported that vertebral bodies were richly vascularized by vertebral capillaries and innervated by nociceptors that traced back to a single source, the basivertebral nerve. Basivertebral nerve. Let’s call it the BVN, please and thank you. 
  • It’s a branch of the sinuvertebral nerve and it densely innervates the endplates. 
  • With progressive segmental degeneration or acute injury, altered force transfer and endplate stress can result in changes to endplate morphology and composition with concomitant impairment in permeability and transport 
  • Vertebral bodies demonstrated endplate nociceptor densification in areas of damage that were associated with increased disc degeneration. 
  • They also found that only 30% of annular tears in degenerated discs had pathologic neural ingrowth, compared with 90% of adjacent endplates (which were twice as densely innervated) 
  • This distinction between annular and endplate innervation is likely due to differences in nerve ingrowth potential. For the annulus, nerve ingrowth is inhibited by physical pressure and proteoglycans whereas nerves can easily proliferate in fibrovascular bone marrow adjacent to sites of endplate damage 
  • Accumulated damage to the discovertebral complex may result in chemical and mechanical sensitization of endplate nocioceptors 
  • These histopathological findings led to exploration of an “endplate-driven” model of discovertebral pain, with nociception largely occurring via the BVN to a greater extent than the sinuvertebral nerve
  • This research supports an “endplate-driven” model of anterior column degeneration and existence of a fourth distinct structural source of low back pain, popularly termed vertebrogenic pain

The rest of the article goes on to talk about the research and the benefits of BVN nerve ablation. Of course, that’s not where our minds go immediately when we’re looking at a disc issue, endplate or annular.  We’re looking at movement, functionality, and things of that nature.

But, I thought it was interesting because I have been taught over the years, even more recent years, that when an annulus cracks, it’s easier to become painful again because the nerves grow into that fissure and are deep toward the nucleus pulposus upon healing than they were prior to injury.  So, for that reason, we have assumed that’s why the biggest predictor of future pain is the presence of prior back pain. This updated information seems to, for the most part refute that information. And I’m OK with that. I love new knowledge.

I love updating my education and staying on top of the cutting edge when I’m able to. 

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

The last one this week is called, “Association of Leisure Time Physical Activity Types and Risks of All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality Among Older Adults” by Watts et. al. (Watts EL 2022) and published in JaMA Network Open on August 24th 2022. That’s slapy ya mama hot!

Why They Did It

  • Higher amounts of physical activity are associated with increased longevity. However, whether different leisure time physical activity types are differentially associated with mortality risk is not established.. 
  • They wanted to answer the question, “Are different types of leisure time physical activity differentially associated with mortality risks among older adults?”

How They Did It

NIH Cohort study of 272 550 older adults

What They Found A total of 272,550 participants age at baseline, 70.5 years provided information on types of leisure time activity, and 118,153 died during follow-up of 12.4 years. 

  • In comparison with those who did not participate, 7.5 to less than 15 metabolic equivalent of task hours per week of racquet sports and running were associated with the greatest relative risk reductions for all-cause mortality, 
  • Followed by walking for exercise, 
  • other aerobic activity 
  • golf 
  • swimming
  • and cycling 

Each activity showed a curvilinear dose-response association with mortality risk; low metabolic equivalent of task hours per week of physical activity for any given activity type were associated with a large reduction in mortality risk, with diminishing returns for each increment in activity thereafter.  Associations were similar for cardiovascular and cancer mortality.

Wrap It Up

This cohort study of older individuals found differences between different types of leisure time activities and mortality risk, but there were significant associations between participating in 7.5 to less than 15 metabolic equivalent of task hours per week of any activity and mortality risk. There you have it go jump into some tennis, racquet ball, or pickle ball and then go for a run. You future self with thank your current self.  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.

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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

Aaron Conger, D., Matthew Smuck, MD, Eeric Truumees, MD, Jeffrey C Lotz, PhD, Michael J DePalma, MD, Zachary L McCormick, MD, (2022). “Vertebrogenic Pain: A Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain.” Vertebrogenic Pain: A Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain 23: S63-S71.  

Watts EL, M. C., Freeman JR, (2022). “Association of Leisure Time Physical Activity Types and Risks of All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality Among Older Adults.” JAMA Netw Open 5(8). s

Steps Per Day And Dementia & Vets And Chiropractic

CF 248: Steps Per Day And Dementia & Vets And Chiropractic Today we’re going to talk about Steps Per Day And Dementia & Vets And Chiropractic 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.   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 #248 Now if you missed last week’s episode, we were joined by the one and only, my friend, Dr. Jay Greenstein and man…..what a great episode. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

First, hey, I’m hiring. I need an asscoiate. Seriously, if you go to work for a franchise people, honest talk here…..you have a cap in salary. You will adjust all day every day and on the weekends. You will work your butt straight off and you’ll never get paid more.  At a private practice, like mine for example, you’re not going to have a cap. Once your prove yourself and you’re helping build the clinic, you will get paid without a cap.

You get paid for the work and effort you put in. If you want to work your tail straight off and not get paid what you’re worth, I’m not the right call for you.  If you want to work but get mentored by an ortho and forensics diplomate, play a part in this podcast, and set yourself apart from the parts of the profession you don’t like….oh….and get paid for your efforts with a potential buyout down the road, then I am exactly the guy you want to speak with.  If you think Amarillo is a great place to live and raise a family, which it absolutely is, send me an email at creekstonecare@gmail.com I want to meet you. Doesn’t matter when you hear this episode.

I’m always looking for top talent and I know if you’re listening to this podcast then you are indeed top talent. 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. Second, we just got back from Vegas. I try take at least one short trip every quarter. Sometimes more. Sometimes less but we have to get out of the clinic.  Certainly after you’ve built and you’re on the way. It’s the only way you stay sane. I’m not telling you to close down the clinic and go to Europe for a month as a solo doc. Just a long weekend here and there. It’ll keep you likable. We saw Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and it was a great. Just what we needed. I have to admit that I’m still on a bit of a buzz from having Jay Greenstein join me on the show last week. What a freaking gem that guy is. Don’t miss that episode. For any reason. I think that’ll be quite enough of rambling from me. Let’s get it started

Item #1

The first one is called “Association of Daily Step Count and Intensity With Incident Dementia in 78 430 Adults Living in the UK” by del Pozo Cruz, et. al. (del Pozo Cruz B 2022) and published in JAMA on September 6, 2022. Pow! Hottern’ a firecracker!

Why They Did It

The authors wanted to find out if there is a dose-response association of daily step count and intensity with incidence of all-cause dementia among adults living in the UK?

How They Did It

  • UK Biobank prospective population-based cohort study with 6.9 years of follow-up. 
  • A total of 78,430 of 103,684 eligible adults aged 40 to 79 years with valid wrist accelerometer data were included. 
  • Registry-based dementia was ascertained through October 2021.

What They Found

  • This cohort study of adults assessed with wrist-worn accelerometers found that accruing more steps per day was associated with steady declines in dementia incidence risk, up to 9800 steps per day, beyond which the benefits upturned. 
  • The dose associated with 50% of maximal observed benefit was 3800 steps per day, and steps at higher intensity (cadence) were associated with lower incidence risk.

Wrap It Up

The findings in this study suggest that accumulating more steps per day just under the popular threshold of 10 000 steps per day and performing steps at higher intensity may be associated with lower risk of dementia onset. 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 “Health-Related Quality of Life Among United States Service Members with Low Back Pain Receiving Usual Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Care Alone: Secondary Outcomes of a Pragmatic Clinical Trial” by Hays et. al. (Ron D Hays 2022) and published in Pain Medicine on January 21 of 2022. Shazzaaammm! It’s sizzlin’ hot.  And I want to make note of the authors on this paper. They are among some of my very favorite researchers in our profession. There are lots of them but in particular Rober Vining, Ian Coulter, Katherine Polhman (former guest) and Christine Goertz (also a former guest) Yay for these folks. They are working for you every day. 

Why They Did It

This study examines Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS®)-29 v1.0 outcomes of chiropractic care in a multi-site, pragmatic clinical trial and compares the PROMIS measures to: 

  1. Worst pain intensity from a numerical pain rating 0–10 scale, 
  2. 24-item Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ); and 
  3. Global improvement (modified visual analog scale).

How They Did It

  • It was a pragmatic, prospective, multisite, parallel-group comparative effectiveness clinical trial comparing usual medical care (UMC) with UMC plus chiropractic care (UMC+CC).
  • Three military treatment facilities
  • 750 active-duty military personnel with low back pain
  • Linear mixed effects regression models estimated the treatment group differences. 
  • Coefficient of repeatability to estimate significant individual change.

What They Found

The researchers found statistically significant mean group differences favoring UMC+CC for all PROMIS®-29 scales and the Roland-Morris Questionnaire score. 

Wrap It Up

Findings from this pre-planned secondary analysis demonstrate that chiropractic care impacts health-related quality of life beyond pain and pain-related disability.  Further, comparable findings were found between the 24-item Roland-Morris Questionnaire and the PROMIS®-29 v1.0 briefer scales. 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. 

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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

del Pozo Cruz B, A. M., Naismith SL, Stamatakis E, (2022). “Association of Daily Step Count and Intensity With Incident Dementia in 78 430 Adults Living in the UK.” JAMA Neurology.

Ron D Hays, P., Zacariah K Shannon, DC, MS, Cynthia R Long, PhD, Karen L Spritzer, BA, Robert D Vining, DC, DHSc, Ian D Coulter, PhD, Katherine A Pohlman, DC, MS, PhD, Joan A Walter, PA, JD, Christine M Goertz, DC, PhD, (2022). “Health-Related Quality of Life Among United States Service Members with Low Back Pain Receiving Usual Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Care Alone: Secondary Outcomes of a Pragmatic Clinical Trial.” Pain Med 23(9): 1550-1559.    

Healthcare Utilization for Spine Pain & Sensorimotor Retraining on Pain Intensity

CF 246: Healthcare Utilization for Spine Pain & Sensorimotor Retraining on Pain Intensity Today we’re going to talk about Healthcare Utilization for Spine Pain & Sensorimotor Retraining on Pain Intensity 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.   If you haven’t yet I have a few things you should do. 

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You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #246 Now if you missed last week’s episode , we talked about Upregulated Central Nervous System & Shared Decision Making With The Patient. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

Back to school has us down in numbers as it dies every year but we are in the rebound already  So, I’ve got a few things working as far as marketing goes but let’s talk about something; have you ever hired a full time clinic rep or marketing rep? Someone that has the full time job of promoting your clinic. I have not done this but I was having a conversation about it with a colleague last week.

My friend expressed how $80k per year was just not realistic for a chiropractor. My friend has four clinics in a metroplex so I got to thinking……is it unrealistic? If so, how unrealistic is it exactly? So I started crunching numbers.  Let me share my thoughts. First, I’ve always thought that I’d spend $100k to make $150-$200k/ year. Why wouldn’t you? That’s a $50k raise in pay and you can do a lot with $50k.  Keeping that in mind, I went to tracking some numbers. First, what’s my case value? What is one patient worth to our practice? $500? $600? $1500? To work this out, you must know this number. Once you have the rep’s salary, we’ll say it’s $80k/year, then you alright, let’s divide the salary by our per patient case value. For easy math let’s take $80k salary divided by let’s say $800 for the case value. That equals 100 patients. So it will take 100 new patients over the course of a year to pay for that rep.

Everything over 100 patients is gravy.

If you were paying a rep that much, would t you expect at least 10 new patients per month from their efforts? If they truly know what they’re doing, I think that’s super conservative. So 10 new patients per month times 12 months in a year is 120 new patients. So 20 are gravy. 20 gravy patients times out case value of $800 is and extra $16,000 that year. But do you think a professional rep that is marketing your clinic all day every day is only going to bring in 10 new patients per month? And is you case value sitting at $800?  Your case value may be $1500.

That would be a no brainer then wouldn’t it?  Then you’d pay that salary in 53 new patients and at 10 new ones per month,120 let’s year minus 53 = 67 gravy patients and 67 c a case value of $1500 means an extra $100,500 that year, But again, a rep worth anything will be bringing in a lot more than 10 new patients per month. So, think about it. Is a rep out of bounds? I don’t know depends on the salary and the case value but I’d definitely pull a Stu McGill and say……It Depends. If you have experience hiring a rep, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please email me at Dr.williams@chiropracticfirwars.com so I can get a better idea of how all of it works. 

Item #1

First one is called “Risk Factors Associated with Healthcare Utilization for Spine Pain” by Higgins, et al. (Diana M Higgins 2022) He’s a PhD. There are seeveral PhDs on this paper, I see a coupl dof MDs and one DC. It was published in Pain Medicine in August 2022. Shaaaazzzaaam! Hot. 

Why They Did It

This study examined potential risk factors associated with healthcare utilization among patients with neck and back pain.

How They Did It

A two-stage sampling approach examined spine pain episodes of care among veterans with a yearly outpatient visit for six consecutive years. 

What They Found

  • Among 331,908 veterans without spine pain episodes of care during the 2-year baseline observation period, 16.5% had a new episode of care during the following 2-year observation period. 
  • Of those 54,852 veterans, 37,025 had an outpatient visit data during the final 2-year follow-up period, with 53.7% evidencing continued spine pain care. 
  • Those with continued care were more likely to be overweight or obese, non-smokers, Army veterans, have higher education, and had higher rates of diagnoses of all medical and mental health conditions examined at baseline. 
  • Among several important findings, women had 13% lower odds of continued care during the final 2-year observation period.

Wrap It Up

A number of important demographics and clinical considerations were associated with increased likelihood of seeking new and continued episodes of care for spine pain 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

The last one today is called, “Effect of Graded Sensorimotor Retraining on Pain Intensity in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial” by Bagg, et. al. (Bagg MK 2022) and published in JAMA on the 2nd of August, 2022. Schiizaa, sizzlin’

Why They Did It

  • The effects of altered neural processing, defined as altering neural networks responsible for perceptions of pain and function, on chronic pain remains unclear.. 
  • The authors wanted to estimate the effect of a graded sensorimotor retraining intervention (RESOLVE) on pain intensity in people with chronic low back pain.

How They Did It

  • Randomized clinical trial recruited participants with chronic nonspecific low back pain from primary care and community settings. 
  • 276 adults were randomized to the intervention or sham 
  • Took place in Sydney, Australia. 
  • December 10, 2015 to July 25, 2019. 
  • Follow-up was completed on February 3, 2020.
  • Participants randomized to the intervention group (n = 138) were asked to participate in 12 weekly clinical sessions and home training designed to educate them about and assist them with movement and physical activity while experiencing lower back pain. 
  • Participants randomized to the control group (n = 138) were asked to participate in 12 weekly clinical sessions and home training that required similar time as the intervention but did not focus on education, movement, and physical activity. 
  • The control group included sham laser and shortwave diathermy applied to the back and sham noninvasive brain stimulation.
  • The primary outcome was pain intensity at 18 weeks, measured on an 11-point numerical rating scale to 10 for which the between-group minimum clinically important difference is 1.0 point.

What They Found

A graded sensorimotor retraining intervention, compared with a sham procedure and attention control, resulted in a statistically significant improvement in pain intensity at 18 weeks (estimated mean difference, 1.0 point on an 11-point numeric rating scale

Wrap It Up

In this randomized clinical trial conducted at a single center among patients with chronic low back pain, graded sensorimotor retraining, compared with a sham procedure and attention control, significantly improved pain intensity at 18 weeks. 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

Bagg MK, W. B., Cashin AG (2022). “Effect of Graded Sensorimotor Retraining on Pain Intensity in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA 328(5): 430-439.  

Diana M Higgins, P., Ling Han, MD, PhD, Robert D Kerns, PhD, Mary A Driscoll, PhD, Alicia A Heapy, PhD, Melissa Skanderson, MSW, Anthony J Lisi, DC, Kristin M Mattocks, PhD, Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH, Sally G Haskell, MD, MS, (2022). “Risk Factors Associated with Healthcare Utilization for Spine Pain.” Pain Med 23(8): 1423-1433.