Aromatherapy as an Adjunct for the Management and Treatment of Pain: Therapeutic Grade Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Pain

Posted on Posted in It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010, Wanona Wellspring, DN

By Wanona Wellspring, DN ABSTRACT Essential oils of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Myrrh contain neuro-depressive qualities for blocking pain as suggested by several studies in recent years. Also unique in their pain-relieving properties are Helichrysum, White Fir, and Douglas Fir. There are several factors in pain sensation resulting from trauma (both physical and emotional), nerve damage, more »

Pubic Symphysis Treatment by Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD, Teaching Techniques, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD Injuries to the pubic symphysis and pubic ramus are common. They occur in many sports and can be associated with pregnancy and following delivery. These injuries often cause severe pubic/groin pain and profound tenderness around the injured area. These injuries account for a great deal of disability and discomfort and more »

Review of Principles of Prolotherapy: By Thomas H. Ravin, MD, Mark S. Cantieri, DO, FAAO, & George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO

Posted on Posted in Book Reviews, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD One of the most frequently asked questions from a physician learning Prolotherapy is “how do you know what and where to inject?” The book Principles of Prolotherapy by Thomas H. Ravin, MD, Mark S. Cantieri, DO, FAAO, and George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO provides this information! The book is extremely well written and more »

Spinal Cord Injuries in Cats and Dogs Treated with Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Babette Gladstein, VMD, Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Babette Gladstein, VMD ABSTRACT Acute Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) in both canines and felines remain an ongoing area of controversial and invasive surgical options. Prolotherapy serves to offer a viable treatment modality. Prolotherapy is both a cost effective and humane solution for (SCI) in our animal population. This article reviews cases of SCI treated with Prolotherapy. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;2(3):455-456. Cases more »

MRI Case Study on Meniscal Injuries

Posted on Posted in Jack Henry, DC, DACBR, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010, Wonder Why?

By Jack Henry, DC, DACBR ABSTRACT Case study of a 55 year-old female with right medial knee pain. Meniscal injuries are relatively common and may present clinically different due to mechanism of injury, patient’s age, and orientation of tear. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;2(3):454. The menisci are fibrocartilaginous crescent-shaped structures. The menisci are thickest peripherally and narrow centrally. This more »

How to Tell when Chronic Headaches have a Dental Cause: Functional occlusion in patients with chronic headaches: Interview with Jeri Coffey, DDS

Posted on Posted in Doug R. Skinkis, Nicole M. Baird, CHFP, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010, Wonder Why?

By Jeri Coffey, DDS, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Nicole M. Baird, CHFP, & Doug R. Skinkis ABSTRACT The Journal of Prolotherapy team of Ross Hauser, MD, Nicole Baird, and Doug Skinkis, met with Jeri Coffey, DDS in her office in Riverside, Illinois. Dr. Coffey is often referred patients whose headache and neck pain may be due, in part, to more »

The Use of Prolotherapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Posted on Posted in Kim M. Ledermann, DDS, Roy V. Hakala, DDS, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010, Wonder Why?

By Roy V. Hakala, DDS & Kim M. Ledermann, DDS ABSTRACT Prolotherapy was first described in the scientific literature in 1937 for the treatment of TMJ disorders. This article describes basic TMJ anatomy and the common components of TMJ dysfunction (TMD). Diagnostic methods used to identify TMD are listed and the technique for injecting the TMJ is detailed. more »

Knee Coronary Ligament Injury and How it Can be Cured Successfully with Prolotherapy!

Posted on Posted in Jörn Funck, MD, Remarkable Recoveries, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Jörn Funck, MD A very common knee problem, especially with sports men and women, is a lesion of the coronary ligament. Nevertheless, many doctors and even knee experts have never heard of this specific ligament and its problems. The coronary ligament runs from the meniscus to the tibial plateau edge (medial and lateral), on the more »

The Case for Utilizing Prolotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Meniscal Pathology: A Retrospective Study Shows Prolotherapy is Effective in the Treatment of MRI-Documented Meniscal Tears and Degeneration

Posted on Posted in Meniscus Pathology Research, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Hilary J. Phillips, & Havil S. Maddela, BS ABSTRACT Meniscus injuries are a common cause of knee pain, accounting for one sixth of knee surgeries. Tears are the most common form of meniscal injuries, and have poor healing ability primarily because less than 25% of the menisci receive a direct blood supply. While surgical more »

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency Program: From a Resident’s Perspective

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Peter J. Blakemore, DO, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Peter J. Blakemore, DO I have been around Prolotherapy for over half my life. Through high school and before my undergraduate education, I worked as a lab tech and medical assistant at Caring Medical in Oak Park, Illinois, and assisted in many medical missions that incorporated Prolotherapy into the basic patient care. I also had more »

Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Research at Harvard: Interview with Joanne Borg-Stein, MD

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Joanne Borg-Stein, MD RH: Dr. Borg-Stein, please give our readership an overview of who you are, and your role at Harvard. JBS: I am on faculty at the Harvard Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab, and also at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. I have roles as the director of the spine center at more »

Prolotherapy is the Best Treatment for Knee Pain and Instability

Posted on Posted in Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD For many years, data has been mounting that arthroscopy just doesn’t work any better than conservative care for most knee conditions, including degenerative arthritis. This is based on thorough research published in some of the most prestigious medical journals in the world.1-4 This has lead insurance companies to not cover arthroscopic debridement more »