Prolotherapy for Lumbar Segmental Instability Associated with Degenerative Disc Disease

Posted on Posted in Degenerative Disc Disease, Volume 8 : 2016

Prolotherapy is an injection-based therapy that may be used in the management of chronic lower back pain. In principle, injection solutions are formulated to produce an inflammatory response, which in turn promotes ligamentous and tendonous regeneration. This case study series offers some ideas as to how Prolotherapy might be advantageous in the management of discogenic lower back pain through improving vertebral segmental stability. When the disc is of normal height, the ligaments that hold the spine together remain at normal length…

MRI Documented Improvement in Patient with Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans Treated with Platelet Rich Plasma

Posted on Posted in Budak Akman, MD, Volume 8 : 2016

Osteochondritis dissecans refers to the separation of osteochondral fragments from the bed of the joint surface. Definition of lesion goes by the existence of an open epiphyseal line in a juvenile form and the absence, representing an adult form. The treatment of osteochondritis dissecans depends on age, on the epiphyseal line, its length, location and stability of the lesion. A conservative treatment is preferred in juvenile cases; a surgical intervention may be necessary for unstable lesions and those not responding to conservative approaches…

Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia Utilizing Neural Prolotherapy: A Case Report

Posted on Posted in Volume 8 : 2016

Neural prolotherapy, as developed by Jon Lyftogt, has been found to be an effective treatment for neurogenic pain syndromes. We report a case of trigeminal neuralgia successfully treated with neural prolotherapy. The patient is a 70-year-old man with a 15-year history of trigeminal neuralgia refractory to pharmacologic treatment. After one treatment of neural prolotherapy the patient reported 5 months of complete resolution of his symptoms. A second treatment was performed affording him another 10 months of relief. Neural prolotherapy may have an important role in treating trigeminal neuralgia. It can be a safe and effective treatment for those experiencing side effects from medications, contraindications to surgery, or less than favorable improvement from traditional treatments.

Understanding Mechanical Emulsification (Nanofat) Versus Enzymatic Isolation of Tissue Stromal Vascular Fraction (tSVF) Cells from Adipose Tissue: Potential Uses in Biocellular Regenerative Medicine

Posted on Posted in Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Volume 8 : 2016

With rapid growth of experiences and techniques in the field of Biocellular Regenerative Medicine, clinical scientists and biotechnical advancements constantly seek to understand and optimize uses of the multipotent heterogeneous cellular populations found in adipose tissue complex.