Journal of Prolotherapy International Medical Editorial Board Consensus Statement on the Use of Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain

Posted on Posted in Babette Gladstein, VMD, Donna Alderman, DO, Garrett Swetlikoff, ND, Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, George H. Kramer, MD, Gunter Baehnisch, MD, Joan Resk, DO, JD, John Neustadt, ND, Jörn Funck, MD, José Eleazar Calderón, MD, José Hector Salazar, MD, Mark Delaurentis, MD, Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS, Mark T. Wheaton, MD, Peter J. Blakemore, DO, Robert Banner, MD, Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Shaun Fauley, DVM, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Havil S. Maddela, BS, Donna Alderman, DO, Gunter Baehnisch, MD, Robert Banner, MD, Peter J. Blakemore, DO, José Eleazar Calderón, MD, Gary B. Clark, MD, Mark DeLaurentis, MD, Shaun Fauley, DVM, Jörn Funck, MD, Babette Gladstein, VMD,Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS, George H. Kramer, MD, John Neustadt, ND, Joan Resk, DO, JD, José Hector Salazar, MD, Garret Swetlikoff, ND, Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD, & Mark T. Wheaton, MD more »

Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice: Part IV: Diagnosing Linked Prolotherapy Targets by Applying a Data-based Biotensegrity Model

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, Teaching Techniques, Volume 3 : Issue 3 : August 2011

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA Patients with sacral dysfunction routinely present sequentially-linked targets for Prolotherapy of varying severity from the plantar arch to the nuchal line. Part I of this series presented the logical development of Prolotherapy, highlighting Empirical, Deductive, Inductive, and Abductive analytical reasoning (IDEA).1 Part II discussed the application of the IDEA-based Scientific Method more »

Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice: Part III: A Case Series Report of Chronic Back Pain Associated with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Treated by Prolotherapy – A Six Year Prospective Analysis

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA As we delve into what we initially perceive as the truth, It usually becomes “curiouser and curiouser.” Part I of this series discussed the evolution of medical scientific thinking. It visited the historical progression of Empirical, Deductive, Inductive, and Abductive reasoning (a suitable acronym being “IDEA”), using a low back pain patient more »

Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice, Part II: How To Meld Scientific Methodology into the Daily Practice of Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 3 : Issue 1 : February 2011

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA To establish a clinical plan Ask the right question. Identify the right premises. Minimize the variables. And test the outcome. Part II of a series of four1 explains how one may apply scientific reasoning to the daily practice of Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medical Clinic. In doing so, this article focuses more »

Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice, Part 1: A Short History of Logical Medical Decision Making

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA To make the most appropriate medical decisions, Ask the right questions. To validate the appropriateness of those general decisions, Collect specific confirmatory outcome data. In this first of a four-part series, I outline the logical reasoning behind medical decision making, including Prolotherapy. Part II will explain how to apply such more »

Literature Review: Popliteal (Baker’s) Cysts of the Knee

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA BEFORE PROLOTHERAPY…THERE WAS SCLEROTHERAPY Case Study: A 52-year-old white male initially presented with an acute, complex tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, confirmed by MRI. Physical therapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) treatment suppressed neither his pain nor disability. Then, over the next 2 years, a posterior right more »

Literature Reviews: Prolotherapy for Sports Injuries

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA PROLOTHERAPY OF SPORTS INJURIES Case Study: Roy was the stellar center and captain for the local University ice hockey team. During the third period of a particularly important intercollegiate game, Roy was forcibly body checked by an opposing player and sent crashing into the boards. The result was immediate, excruciating pain more »

Cervical Spine Injuries Literature Reviews

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 1 : Issue 4 : November 2009

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA Cervical Spine Whiplash Injuries and Prolotherapy Case Study: On 9 December 1945, General George S. Patton and his chief of staff were being driven in a sedan near Mannheim, Germany, with Patton sitting on the right side of the back seat. A US Army 2½-ton truck, traveling in the opposite more »

It Happens Every March in Honduras: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Hemwall Honduran Program

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 1 : Issue 4 : November 2009

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA ABSTRACT The Hackett-Hemwall Foundation organizes a medical mission training course every March. JOP columnist and Prolotherapist, Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, reviews the fortieth anniversary of the Hemwall Honduran program, which occurred in March 2009. The HHF course is the largest Prolotherapy training program of its kind. This physician group more »

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Literature Reviews

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 1 : Issue 3 : August 2009

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA Visions of Regenerations to Come “Sometime between the years 1934 and 1936, a random patient with a random disease visited a random doctor and for the first time in recorded human history had a better than 50:50 chance of benefiting from the encounter.” –Anonymous The above-cited quotation still lies sequestered more »

Six Literature Reviews

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA Chronic elbow pain is of interest to many patients and prolotherapists—basically because it seems so often to resist classic forms of treatment. Chronic elbow pain often comes on slowly as an insidious but, eventually, disabling musculoskeletal malady that plagues the elbows of many individuals from all walks of life. As more »