Neural Prolotherapy for Neuralgia

Posted on Posted in Brian Browning, DO, Eileen Conaway, DO, Volume 6 : 2014

Mononeuralgia is pain along the distribution of a single peripheral nerve. Single nerve neuralgia is often caused by compression or other damage to the nerve, although in many cases a specific cause is not apparent. In instances where a structural cause is identified and corrected, patients may continue to experience pain in the affected nerve due to facilitation. This paper will discuss Neural Prolotherapy as a potential treatment for mononeuralgia by demonstrating cases of successful treatments for trigeminal neuralgia and meralgia paresthetica.

Efficacy of One Day Training in Low-Cost Manual Preparation of High Cellular Platelet Rich Plasma

Posted on Posted in K. Dean Reeves, MD, Volume 6 : 2014

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is under investigation as a therapeutic injectate in a growing number of applications. Its production commonly involves proprietary materials and proprietary centrifuges. Manual PRP production has been described but training efficacy has not been demonstrated. A method to manually produce high quality PRP quickly, inexpensively and consistently, that is easily mastered, would afford the opportunity …