The Theoretical Basis for and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Debra K. Brinker, RN, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Debra K. Brinker, RN ABSTRACT Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) typically refers to post-traumatic pain that spreads from the site of injury, exceeds in magnitude and duration the expected clinical course of the inciting event, and progresses variably over time. Burning pain is the primary symptom, but patients frequently report allodynia, changes more »

Researching the Regeneration of Articular Cartilage with Stem Cell Prolotherapy: An Interview with Nathan Wei, MD

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Nathan Wei, MD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Nathan Wei, MD Hauser: Dr. Wei, can you tell us a little bit about your educational background and why you became interested in pain management, and subsequently Prolotherapy? Wei: I got to this rather circuitously. Originally, out of medical school, I went to medical school in Philadelphia, at Jefferson Medical. I did more »

Prolotherapy Should Be Used in Any Condition that has Ligament Injury as a Cause, Including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD This issue is loaded with more amazing information discussing some of the more difficult pain conditions that physicians and patients alike often find daunting when trying to help people suffering with them, particularly RSD (or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). In the words of Michael Rowbotham, MD, renowned expert in the pathophysiology, more »

The Acceleration of Articular Cartilage Degeneration in Osteoarthritis by Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD ABSTRACT Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used drugs in the world for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms, and are taken by 20-30% of elderly people in developed countries. Because of the potential for significant side effects of these medications on the liver, stomach, gastrointestinal tract and more »

Hyperthermia Induces Venous Blood Alkalosis: A Study in Five Ironman Triathletes

Posted on Posted in Fantastic Findings, Joseph J. Cukla, LPN, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Joseph J. Cukla, LPN ABSTRACT To study the relationship between athletic performance in extreme heat and blood chemistry abnormalities, five Ironman triathletes were subjected to a hyperthermic chamber for one hour. The goal was to simulate the excessive heat and the feelings they experienced during their suboptimal athletic performances in the Ironman more »

Prolotherapy as an Alternative to Surgery: A Prospective Pilot Study of 34 Patients from a Private Medical Practice

Posted on Posted in Danielle J. Martin, Fantastic Findings, Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, Nicole M. Baird, CHFP, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, Nicole M. Baird, CHFP, & Danielle J. Martin ABSTRACT Thirty-four patients with average musculoskeletal pain duration of 27 months who were told by their medical doctor/surgeon that surgery was needed, including 20 joint replacements and nine arthroscopic procedures, were treated with Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy in lieu of surgery. Patients more »

An Interview with a Personal Injury Attorney

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Steven A. Crifase, Attorney at Law Steven A. Crifase, Attorney at Law Patients who receive Prolotherapy may have at one time sustained an injury that was treated with surgery that achieved a less than optimal result. Prolotherapy physicians hope to be given the opportunity to treat these injuries prior to surgery, more »

Prolotherapy in South Korea: Interview with Dr. Choi Yung Do

Posted on Posted in Choi Yung Do, MD, In the Spotlight, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Choi Yung Do, MD Dr. Hauser = Q (Question) Dr. Choi Yung Do = A (Answer) Q: Please give your full name. A: Yung Do, Choi Q: Could you please explain to us your medical background and how you came to learn Prolotherapy? A: Medical School: Inje Medical School, Busan Degree: MD Medical School Graduation: 1991 Internship and Residency Training: more »

Athletes Do Not Stop Before the Finish Line!

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD I don’t know about you, but I love watching the Track and Field Championships. One thing I find fascinating is how many athletes look around to see where they stand in comparison to their competitors while they are still running the race! The problem with not fully concentrating until you cross more »

Non-Operative Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Three Part Article from the Approach of a Physiatrist, Chiropractor, and Physical Therapists

Posted on Posted in Glen M. Batson, DC, Remarkable Recoveries, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 4 : November 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Glen M. Batson, DC, & Chris Ferrigno, MS, PT ABSTRACT The painful condition resulting from soft tissue damage and degenerative disc changes causing pressure on a cervical nerve root is called cervical radiculopathy. It often produces agonizing neck pain, a burning sensation, along with numbness radiating down the arms, shoulder blades, and back, more »

It Isn’t About Pain Management, It Is About Pain Resolution

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 4 : November 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD Welcome to our fourth Journal of Prolotherapy issue! Wow, it is packed! We have received a wonderful array of great comments from our readers. I wanted to share a few of these emails/ correspondences. Scott Greenberg, MD, was nice enough to send us this: “Why can’t conventional medicine find your pain? Pain is often more »

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Technique

Posted on Posted in Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Teaching Techniques, Volume 1 : Issue 3 : August 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD ABSTRACT This article provides the JOP reader with some basic information about Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP. PRP as a Prolotherapy proliferant has become increasingly popular in the pain management field. The basic tenants of PRP preparation and use in the Prolotherapy field are discussed. more »

The Use of Prolotherapy in the Treatment of Chronic Overuse Shoulder and Neck Pain, Neurogenic Pain and Hip Degeneration in an Incomplete C4-C5 Spinal Cord Injury Patient

Posted on Posted in Remarkable Recoveries, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 3 : August 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Kimberly A. Gruen, BA ABSTRACT Chronic pain, osteoporosis, and joint degeneration are common problems facing a spinal cord injury (SCI) patient. To date, there are no published case studies documenting the effectiveness of Prolotherapy in reducing pain and improving joint function in SCI patients. The following is a case study of the more »

Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Case Series Study

Posted on Posted in Fantastic Findings, Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 3 : August 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the outcomes of patients undergoing Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapytreatment for chronic low back pain. Design: One hundred forty-five patients, who had been in pain an average of four years and ten months, were treated quarterly with Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy. This included a subset of 55 patients who more »

Interview Featuring Mark Cantieri, DO

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Mark Canteri, DO, FAAO, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 3 : August 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Mark S.Canteri, DO, FAAO The world of Prolotherapy is thrilled to have many talented physicians in their midst. The Journal of Prolotherapy® is an avenue to introduce our readers to some of them. This issue features an interview that I conducted via telephone with Mark S. Cantieri, DO, FAAO who practices in Mishwaka, IN and more »

Journal of Prolotherapy Acknowledges Prolotherapy Patriarch and Reports on Prolotherapy Worldwide

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 3 : August 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD With each study published on Prolotherapy including those in this issue of the Journal of Prolotherapy®, Prolotherapy is making history. But recently Prolotherapy lost one of its pioneers who did his best to get Prolotherapy into the mainstream. That man was Thomas Dorman, MD, who died at the age of 72 on March 15, more »

The Deterioration of Articular Cartilage in Osteoarthritis by Corticosteroid Injections

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD ABSTRACT The hallmark feature of osteoarthritis is the breakdown in the articular cartilage of joints such as the knee and hip. Both animal and human research has consistently shown that corticosteroid injections into normal and degenerated knees accelerate the arthritic process. A summary of the effects of the intraarticular corticosteroids on more »

Seven Literature Reviews

Posted on Posted in Cathy A. Skinkis, MA, It's A Wide Wide World, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Cathy A. Skinkis, MA & Ross A. Hauser, MD Besides our authors and readers commenting on their experiences with Prolotherapy, we hope to notify our readership about some of the more interesting articles published around the globe on Prolotherapy and painful conditions. Ultimately, we all benefit by continuing to educate ourselves on the latest research and publications regarding more »

The Regeneration of Articular Cartilage with Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD ABSTRACT What most people may not realize is that chondrocytes, the cells that make articular cartilage, are metabolically active. Chondrocytes proliferate and actively make articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis is an example of this, in that both the degradation and synthesis of articular cartilage are enhanced. It is well known that in osteoarthritis, more »