Literature Review: Popliteal (Baker’s) Cysts of the Knee

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

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA BEFORE PROLOTHERAPY…THERE WAS SCLEROTHERAPY Case Study: A 52-year-old white male initially presented with an acute, complex tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, confirmed by MRI. Physical therapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) treatment suppressed neither his pain nor disability. Then, over the next 2 years, a posterior right more »

Prolotherapy Tips for Beginners: How I Started with Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Gunter Baehnisch, MD I wish to help make hospital and practice-based colleagues aware of Prolotherapy. So, I will tell you how I started with Prolotherapy. After completing my study of medicine at the University of Leipzig, in 1972, I worked at the orthopedic clinics at the Universities of Leipzig and Würzburg, Germany. Then, after finishing more »

Alternative Positioning for Injecting the Iliolumbar and Short and Long Dorso-Sacroiliac Ligaments using Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Roy Bechtel, PT, PhD, Scott Benjamin, PT, DScPT, Teaching Techniques, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Ann Auburn, DO, Scott Benjamin, PT, DSCPT, & Roy Bechtel, PT, PHD ABSTRACT Background Content: This skill paper investigates the ramifications of an alternative method to inject the iliolumbar (IL) and the dorso-sacroiliac ligaments (DL). Both the IL and the DL are very important to pelvic control and are needed for sacral stability. The IL and the DL more »

Canine Hip Dysplasia

Posted on Posted in Babette Gladstein, VMD, Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Babette Gladstein, VMD ABSTRACT Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a significant health problem among all dogs. It has been estimated that up to 30% of the canine population are effected. As a result, one of the most frequent applications of Prolotherapy involves the hip area. Preventative therapies can play a large part in the management more »

Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain by the Integration of Neural Therapy and Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Gerald R. Harris, DO, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010, Wonder Why?

By Gerald R. Harris, DO ABSTRACT Chronic pain is a major problem in our society. Neural Therapy , like Prolotherapy, is an injection method of healing. Developed in the early 1900s by Ferdinand and Walter Huneke, Neural Therapy is one of the best known natural healing methods in Germany, and is now also practiced in Europe more »

Platelet Rich Plasma Grafts In Musculoskeletal Medicine

Posted on Posted in David M. Crane, MD, Kristin S. Oliver, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010, Wonder Why?

By Kristin S. Oliver, MD, MPH & David M. Crane, MD ABSTRACT Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) grafts are growing in popularity in the musculoskeletal arena. This article explains the risks and considerations for using PRP in the clinical setting, in addition to the authors’ method of preparing a PRP graft. This article reviews the basic biology of platelets and more »

The Theoretical Basis for and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Debra K. Brinker, RN, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Debra K. Brinker, RN ABSTRACT Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) typically refers to post-traumatic pain that spreads from the site of injury, exceeds in magnitude and duration the expected clinical course of the inciting event, and progresses variably over time. Burning pain is the primary symptom, but patients frequently report allodynia, changes more »

The Resolution of Grade I Lumbar Retrolisthesis with Prolotherapy: A Case Study

Posted on Posted in Glen M. Batson, DC, Remarkable Recoveries, Rob Werstine, BA, Robert Banner, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Robert Banner, MD, Glen M. Batson, DC, Rob Werstine, BA, BScPT, DIP. SPORT, DIP. MANIP, FCAMT, & Freddie Smith ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is indispensable when considering biomechanical correction in the treatment of pain associated with ligament laxity. This 51 year old male was referred for assessment and treatment of a 15 year history of chronic low back pain. more »

My Journey Toward Wholeness: A Comprehensive Approach to Fibromyalgia Treatment from a Therapist-Patient Perspective

Posted on Posted in Jane E. Meyers, OTR/L, Remarkable Recoveries, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Jane E. Meyers, OTR/L ABSTRACT This article is a revealing personal case study of Jane Meyers, an occupational therapist who experienced symptoms of fibromyalgia during an extremely stressful period of her life. Through careful history, self-assessment and treatment from other medical professionals, she began a journey of healing from the pain and mental fog which more »

Researching the Regeneration of Articular Cartilage with Stem Cell Prolotherapy: An Interview with Nathan Wei, MD

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Nathan Wei, MD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Nathan Wei, MD Hauser: Dr. Wei, can you tell us a little bit about your educational background and why you became interested in pain management, and subsequently Prolotherapy? Wei: I got to this rather circuitously. Originally, out of medical school, I went to medical school in Philadelphia, at Jefferson Medical. I did more »

Prolotherapy Should Be Used in Any Condition that has Ligament Injury as a Cause, Including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 2 : May 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD This issue is loaded with more amazing information discussing some of the more difficult pain conditions that physicians and patients alike often find daunting when trying to help people suffering with them, particularly RSD (or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). In the words of Michael Rowbotham, MD, renowned expert in the pathophysiology, more »