Six Literature Reviews

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA Chronic elbow pain is of interest to many patients and prolotherapists—basically because it seems so often to resist classic forms of treatment. Chronic elbow pain often comes on slowly as an insidious but, eventually, disabling musculoskeletal malady that plagues the elbows of many individuals from all walks of life. As 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 »

Why Prolotherapy is the Strongest Weapon I have found against Chronic Pain and Sports Injuries

Posted on Posted in Donna Alderman, DO, Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009, Wonder Why?

By Donna Alderman, DO When a person becomes a physician, he or she learns the Hippocratic Oath which sets down the rules for practicing medicine. The first and foremost rule of this doctrine is “to help, or at least, do no harm.” Musculoskeletal pain issues, such as low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow more »

20-Year History of Chronic Body Pain Cured with Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in George H. Kramer, MD, Remarkable Recoveries, Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009

By George H. Kramer, MD ABSTRACT This article discusses the case of 57 year-old Bill B, a dentist, who suffered from chronic pain from ligamentous laxity and degenerative disc disease in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine. His headaches and back pain were treated successfully with Prolotherapy even after many years of other treatments with failed more »

Road to Prolotherapy: An Athlete’s Prolotherapy Story

Posted on Posted in Michelle Murphy, Remarkable Recoveries, Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009

By Michelle Murphy ABSTRACT I am a long distance runner, who, over a number of years, developed sacroiliac joint pain, iliotibial band problems, piriformis syndrome, patella femoral syndrome, and pain all along my entire right side. I had sought out treatment as these problems progressed in severity, from both the allopathic community as well as extensive more »

Prolotherapy for Pelvic Ligament Pain: A Case Report

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009

By Ann Auburn, DO, Scott Benjamin, PT, DSCPT, & Roy Bechtel, PT, PHD ABSTRACT Background Content: This case study examines the effect of the addition of Prolotherapy to manual therapy, and pelvic and trunk exercises, in a treatment regime for a patient with pelvic and chronic low back pain (CLBP) who had previously failed manual therapy and exercise alone more »

A Retrospective Study on Hackett-Hemwall Dextrose Prolotherapy for Chronic Hip Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the outcomes of patients undergoing Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy treatment for chronic hip pain. Prolotherapy Clinical Research for Chronic Hip Pain: Study Design: Sixty-one patients, representing 94 hips who had been in pain an average of 63 months, were treated quarterly with Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy. This included a more »

Trauma Surgeon Turned Prolotherapist: An Interview with José Eleazar Calderón de la Fuente, MD

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009

By Joseph J. Cukla, LPN & José Eleazar Calderón de la Fuente MD Dr. José Eleazar Calderón de la Fuente is a well known orthopedic/trauma surgeon in the city of Monclova, Mexico, who has been doing Prolotherapy for over ten years. He was performing fifteen to twenty surgeries per week before he discovered Prolotherapy. He primarily operated on knees and more »