Comprehensive Scientific Overview on the Use of Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy (PRPP)

Posted on Posted in Karina Gordin, BA, MS, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Karina Gordin, BA, MS ABSTRACT As noted in this review, over the past decade substantial advancements have been made in optimizing musculoskeletal diagnoses and repair. As a result, the research trend has evolved to recognize preventative measures and innovative treatments, which ultimately aim to improve patient quality of life and reduce the costly social impact more »

The Ligament Injury-Osteoarthritis Connection: The Role of Prolotherapy in Ligament Repair and the Prevention of Osteoarthritis

Posted on Posted in Mark T. Wheaton, MD, Nichole Jensen, BS, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Mark T. Wheaton, MD & Nicole Jensen, BS ABSTRACT Ligaments are specialized bands of fibrous connective tissue which hold bones in approximation, providing mechanical support and stability across a joint to allow for fluid joint motion and prevent excessive joint displacement. When ligaments are injured, structural, mechanical and physiologic changes occur and joint stability is compromised. A more »

The Case for Prolotherapy – The Closing Argument

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Julie R. Gunnigle, JD Chronic pain can dominate a patient’s life. From the physiological disability of being unable to perform daily activities, to the financial cost of missed work and expensive procedures, the pain can quickly spread from the body to the pocketbook. Left unresolved, pain can dominate every aspect of life, robbing patients of more »

Ligament Injury and Healing: An Overview of Current Clinical Concepts

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Erin E. Dolan, RN Contact Ross Hauser, MD at Caring Medical Rehabilitation Clinics ABSTRACT Ligament injuries are among the most common causes of musculoskeletal joint pain and disability encountered in primary practice today. Ligament injuries create disruptions in the balance between joint mobility and joint stability, causing abnormal force transmission throughout the more »

Tensegrity to Tendinosis

Posted on Posted in Thomas Ravin, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Thomas Ravin, MD ABSTRACT Biotensegrity or hierarchical tensegrity can explain how prestressed structures function in animals to transfer the stresses created by gravity, movement, digestion and emotional factors to the extracellular matrix (ECM). Tensegrity’s connection to the ECM is explored, and the mechanotransduction of signals that prompt cellular changes in entheses, ligaments and tendons is more »

Evidence-Based Use of Dextrose Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain: A Scientific Literature Review

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, & Nicole M. Baird, CHFP ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate, through a scientific review of the current literature, the efficacy of dextrose Prolotherapy in treating musculoskeletal pain. Data Sources: All possible internet sources, especially online medical databases including PUBMED, PREMEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, HEALTHLINE, OMNIMEDICALSEARCH, MEDSCAPE and MEDLINE, were searched through October more »

Enid Forsyth, Lay Editor

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Enid Forsyth has a Bachelors degree in Geography from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is a chartered member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.  She is currently working as an information professional in the UK health sector.  Her interest in Prolotherapy started as a personal one following a back injury that did more »

Travis Mitchell, Senior Graphic Designer/Webmaster

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Travis, a Missouri native, graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art with an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design. He then worked at corporate headquarters of Claire’s Accessories, where he designed store signage for their various subsidiaries and coordinated the printing production. He moved to a small design studio known as Paramark, Inc. which allowed him more »

Marvin “Mark” Stepp

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Mark Stepp is a professional writer and editor. A former newspaper and magazine editor, he is presently a senior editor for Schlumberger of North America and the owner and editor-in-chief of Old American Publishing. In addition to that, he is a clinical hypnotherapist who specializes in weight control and stress relief. At 62, he is more »

Jennifer DeLeon

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Jennifer DeLeon lives with her husband of 12 years, on a sailboat, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She loves hanging out with friends and family and enjoys hiking, yoga, writing and drawing. She works as an office administrator for a caregiving company, as a caregiver herself, and as an art model. She is a quirky, fun person, with a more »

Hilary J. Phillips

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Hilary J. Phillips received her Associate of Science degree from Triton College, in River Grove, Illinois. Her previous medical experience includes volunteering at Beulah Land Natural Medicine Clinic and working as medical assistant in skilled care geriatric nursing, prior to coming to Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services where she served as a medical assistant for more »

Havil S. Maddela, BS

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Havil S. Maddela currently works as a medical assistant at Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois. He has had a passion for medicine since he was young and is currently enrolled in the Pre-Med program at Loyola University, Chicago where he will graduate in May 2010 with a degree in biology. Havil more »

Jeri Coffey, DDS

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Jeri Coffey, DDS received her Bachelor’s degree from North Central College in Naperville, and her DDS from Loyola University Dental School. She has headed up her General Dentistry private practice since 1981 in Riverside, Illinois. She was also an Associate Professor of Operative Dentistry at Loyola University Dental School from 1989-1992. Dr. Coffey has a more »

The Case for Prolotherapy – The Opening Arguments

Posted on Posted in Julie R. Gunnigle, JD, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Julie R. Gunnigle, JD AN OPENING ARGUMENT Most attorneys begin a case with the simple words “Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury.” The case for Prolotherapy can and must begin a little differently. This journal is not intended for the eyes of jury, because it is not a jury that needs convincing. Instead, this issue more »

Letter from outside the U.S.

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Dear Dr. Hauser, I very much enjoyed the Journal of Prolotherapy, as it addresses doctors and patients, the kind of patient that seeks out healing options. I searched through the internet to research my treatment options, and educated myself on Prolotherapy and its benefits. The Journal of Prolotherapy is another resource for people making informed more »

Emails from Clive Sinoff, MD

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Email #1: Dr. Hauser and the entire publication staff should be congratulated on achieving the publication of this important journal. For reasons which I cannot comprehend, Prolotherapy has been ignored and greeted with hostility. This publication takes an important step in furthering the knowledge and use of this highly effective therapy. In the article by Hauser more »

Emails from Ken Allen

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First email: I just wanted to say thanks for your article online about the detrimental effects of RICE treatment and NSAIDs on ligament and tendon healing. I came across your article after suffering terrible extensor tendonitis in my right foot, while ramping up mileage too quickly in marathon training. I followed your advice, skipped the ice more »