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 Degenerative Disc Disease, 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 »

Prolotherapy of the Arcuate Ligament of the Knee

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Teaching Techniques, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD While most physicians and lay people know terms such as the anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate signify ligaments of the knee, most are not as familiar with the term arcuate ligament. The arcuate ligament is a Y-shaped condensation of collagen fibers that courses from the fibular head, over the popliteus to more »

Veterinary Case Studies

Posted on Posted in Babette Gladstein, VMD, Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

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 »

Office-Based Harvest of Mesenchymal Stem Cells by Tibial Intraosseous Cannulation: Part I

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Harry Adelson, ND ABSTRACT A recent development in regenerative medicine is the use of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of degenerative musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis. While the use of autologous stem cells is of immediate interest to all practitioners of regenerative medicine, the complexity and expense of the traditional technique more »

Sacroiliac 201: Dysfunction and Management A Biomechanical Solution

Posted on Posted in Richard L. Dontigny, PT, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Richard L. Dontigny, PT ABSTRACT A commonly overlooked, reversible biomechanical vulnerability of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) makes them subject to injury even through minor trauma. When the sacrum is loaded with the superincumbent weight, the pelvis is symmetrical and the line of gravity is posterior to the transverse acetabular axis, the pelvis has limited motion more »

Neural Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Adam D. Weglein, DO, DABMA ABSTRACT There are many new developments in the world of regenerative Orthopedic Medicine. One innovative treatment option is called Neural Prolotherapy. Traditional Prolotherapy has focused on ligament-tendon healing, and has shown to be a powerful treatment modality. With Neural Prolotherapy, however we shift our focus to the subcutaneous nerves as more »

Prolozone™ – Regenerating Joints and Eliminating Pain

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD, ABAAM ABSTRACT Prolozone is a technique that combines the principles of neural therapy, Prolotherapy, and ozone therapy. It involves injecting combinations of procaine, anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, proliferatives, and ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain. This article reviews the nature of what medical grade more »

Treatment of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, with Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Hilary J. Phillips ABSTRACT Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are both heritable disorders of connective tissue (HDCT) characterized by joint laxity and hypermobility. The conditions are both genetic disorders of collagen synthesis, where the adverse effects of tissue laxity and fragility can give rise to clinical consequences that resonate more »

Case for Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Karina Gordin, BA, MS HR3962 guarantees quality, affordable healthcare with expanded access to “reasonable and customary” treatments, which aim to ultimately reduce the growth in health care spending. But questions remain: are the affordable, “reasonable and customary” treatments indeed of quality and will therefore reduce health care spending, or should the health care reform be more »

Letters from Clive Sinoff, MD

Posted on Posted in Clive Sinoff, MD, Letters to the Editor, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Clive Sinoff, MD To the Editor, Dr. Van Pelt has given an excellent description of prolotherapy of the foot and ankle.1 He states that “If the tendon has a complete rupture then orthopedic surgery is required and referral will be made promptly”. However, there are articles showing that conservative treatment (without prolotherapy) more »

Regenerative Medicine has Many Innovators

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD Once physicians starts doing regenerative medicine or alternative medicine, they never go back to regular allopathic medicine. As I have recently studied for my recertifying exam in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I was struck as to how many conditions Prolotherapy can cure where traditional treatments fail. While exercise, manipulation, manual therapies, more »