Introduction of Prolotherapy in the Caribbean

Posted on Posted in It's A Wide Wide World, J.V.A. Humphreys, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By J.V.A. Humphreys, MD In January 2009, I introduced Prolotherapy in the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda. Optimum Health Clinic Ltd. (my private practice), situated at Belmont (Surgical and Medical) Complex was the site where this dynamic and extremely effective therapy was birthed for the first time in the West Indies. (See Figure 1.) more »

Literature Reviews: Prolotherapy for Sports Injuries

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA PROLOTHERAPY OF SPORTS INJURIES Case Study: Roy was the stellar center and captain for the local University ice hockey team. During the third period of a particularly important intercollegiate game, Roy was forcibly body checked by an opposing player and sent crashing into the boards. The result was immediate, excruciating pain more »

Prolotherapy Injection Technique of the Elbow

Posted on Posted in Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD, Teaching Techniques, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD Prolotherapy injections into and around the elbow produce very rewarding results with a 90% success rate at eliminating or greatly reducing pain. We will first review some elbow anatomy. The elbow contains three separate joints; the humeroulnar, humeroradial, and radioulnar joints. The osseous stability of these joints is reinforced by more »


Posted on Posted in Book Reviews, Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS This book may be purchased at, and by calling 818.957.3000 for just $19.95 (plus tax where applicable). Cases of books are available for resale at a reduced price! Dr. Alderman’s recent book is a “must read” addition to the growing body of literature about the medical treatment technique, Prolotherapy more »

Prolotherapy Case Studies from Veterinarians

Posted on Posted in Babette Gladstein, VMD, Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Roger L. DeHaan, DVM, MTS, CVC, Shaun Fauley, DVM, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Babette Gladstein, VMD with contributions by Roger L. DeHaan, DVM & Shaun Fauley, DVM JUST LUIGI’S LUCK Things were going very badly for the tiny, five pound poodle. At just under one year-old, Luigi had been surrendered to the Humane Society because his family could no longer afford the care he needed. He had been diagnosed with hip dysplasia 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 »

The Ligament Injury Connection to Osteoarthritis (Extended Version – Online Only)

Posted on Posted in Mark T. Wheaton, MD, Nichole Jensen, BS, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010, Wonder Why?

By Mark T. Wheaton, MD & Nichole Jensen ABSTRACT Osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease (DJD) is more common than all the other types of arthritis combined. It is well-established that injury to a joint increases the chances that the joint will develop osteoarthritis over time. Precipitating causes include sudden impact or trauma, overuse or repetitive motion injuries, more »

Prolotherapy for Professional Sport Injuries

Posted on Posted in Paul C. Kramm, MD, Remarkable Recoveries, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Paul C. Kramm, MD A professional athlete’s career frequently depends on the ability to bounce back from injuries that are an unfortunate but routine part of their sport. All too often we hear of a lengthy interruption in a professional athlete’s participation or the premature ending of an athlete’s career due to injury. It is 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 »

Letter from Timothy Speciale, DO & Letter from Barbara Young

Posted on Posted in Letters to the Editor, Volume 2 : Issue 1 : February 2010

By Timothy Speciale, DO & Barbara Young My name is Timothy L. Speciale, D.O. I am an Osteopathic Physician who specializes in Non-Surgical Orthopaedic Medicine and Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine. I have been actively practicing Prolotherapy since 1992. I have had the good fortune to have been trained and treated by Dr. Gustav Hemwall who was the 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 »