Pain management and the resolution of that pain has become the campaign of the current veterinary and pet owner communities. The fastest growing segment of our pet population is the aging dog and cat. Prolotherapy is one of the oldest, yet little known, modalities for resolution of pain and lameness. Prolotherapy is compared to its pharmacologic and surgical counterparts. This paper contrasts the current practices available for the resolution of common (ACL) knee injuries and (HD) hip dysplasia in the veterinary community. ACL injuries and HD are the two most prevalent and costly pathologies in modern veterinary practices across America. The science of Prolotherapy is brought into focus and compared with conventional solutions for soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis. The objective of this paper is to make a case for Prolotherapy and emphasize its usage and application in veterinary medicine.
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 »
By Babette Gladstein, VMD ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is easily incorporated into the modern veterinary practice and can often obviate the need for orthopedic surgery. This article provides six case reviews of animals successfully treated with Prolotherapy. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2009;1(3):179-180. The current surge of interest in Prolotherapy—for humans and animals—is gratifying. As a holistic veterinarian and Prolotherapy practitioner more »
By Babette Gladstein, VMD Multi joint Prolotherapy cases are common occurrences in the Canine. Many injuries and pathologies respond extremely well to treatments when several joints are treated verses just the site of primary injury. OSIRUS – 11 YEAR-OLD MALE NEUTER PIT BULL POLYARTHRITIS, PROLOTHERAPY, AND PIT BULLS This is not a tongue twister, but a more »
By Babette Gladstein, VMD LOOK FURTHER – THE BACK MAY NOT BE THE PROBLEM IN CHONDRODYSPLASTICS DOGS The Dachshund, one of our wonderful and most popular chondrodysplastic dogs, frequently falls victim to spinal disc abnormalities because of the length of their spine. Yet, on occasion, they could have other underlying issues premeditating hind limb lameness conditions. more »
By Babette Gladstein, VMD ABSTRACT Acute Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) in both canines and felines remain an ongoing area of controversial and invasive surgical options. Prolotherapy serves to offer a viable treatment modality. Prolotherapy is both a cost effective and humane solution for (SCI) in our animal population. This article reviews cases of SCI treated with Prolotherapy. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;2(3):455-456. Cases more »
By Babette Gladstein, VMD ABSTRACT Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a significant health problem among all dogs. It has been estimated that up to 30% of the canine population are effected. As a result, one of the most frequent applications of Prolotherapy involves the hip area. Preventative therapies can play a large part in the management more »
By Babette Gladstein, VMD with contributions by Roger L. DeHaan, DVM & Shaun Fauley, DVM JUST LUIGI’S LUCK Things were going very badly for the tiny, five pound poodle. At just under one year-old, Luigi had been surrendered to the Humane Society because his family could no longer afford the care he needed. He had been diagnosed with hip dysplasia more »