More Than Just Medicine: Prolotherapy Missions in Mexico

Posted on Posted in David De La Mora, MD, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By David De La Mora, MD Everything started about five years ago, when a patient came to my office in Guadalajara, Mexico with a severe knee pain. She was overweight, which made the problem even worse. Her pain would not let her stand for a long period of time, in her hard work of selling orange juice more »

Prolotherapy Training in Maui 2010

Posted on Posted in It's A Wide Wide World, Rick Marinelli, ND, MAcOM, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Rick Marinelli, ND, MACOM On the idyllic island of Maui, the main attractions are the beautiful surroundings. Majestic Haleakala and the west Maui mountains reaching for the sky, the incredible white and sunny beaches of the south side, the dramatic wind and waves of the north shore, and the distant, mysterious beauty of Hana. People more »

ACOSPM 2010 Spring Seminar

Posted on Posted in It's A Wide Wide World, Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS The annual teaching conference of the American College of Osteopathic Sclerotheraputic Pain Management (ACOSPM) was held April 8-11 at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn facility in San Diego. As always, this was a very valuable training and education experience. Entitled “Prolotherapy, a Comprehensive Approach,” the conference focused on teaching basic more »

Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice, Part 1: A Short History of Logical Medical Decision Making

Posted on Posted in Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, It's A Wide Wide World, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA To make the most appropriate medical decisions, Ask the right questions. To validate the appropriateness of those general decisions, Collect specific confirmatory outcome data. In this first of a four-part series, I outline the logical reasoning behind medical decision making, including Prolotherapy. Part II will explain how to apply such more »

Pet Prolotherapy: An Overview and Current Case Studies

Posted on Posted in Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Melissa S. Greenberg, DVM, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Melissa S. Greenberg, DVM INTRODUCTION Babette Gladstein, VMD  Melissa Greenberg, DVM, has taken the time to write up for us her numerous cases. What makes these cases interesting is that she is combining the use of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) in her therapies. She has given us insight into the popular and up and coming more »

The Use of Testosterone and Growth Hormone for Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Thomas Ravin, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010, Wonder Why?

By Thomas Ravin, MD ABSTRACT Most physicians practicing musculoskeletal medicine appreciate the importance of testosterone and growth hormone in health and wellness. The significance of these hormones in the earliest phases of wound healing and tissue repair recently has been elucidated. Testosterone and growth hormone play key roles in regulating cell functions, from stimulating protein production more »

The Use of Hormones for Chronic Pain

Posted on Posted in Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010, Wonder Why?

By Forest Tennant, MD, DRPH ABSTRACT Anabolic hormone therapies and Prolotherapy are innovative approaches to treating chronic pain. They are complimentary and can be simultaneously administered. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;2(4):489-494. INTRODUCTION Hormone administration is progressively becoming more and more important in treatment of chronic pain.1, 2 Some specific hormonal therapies offer the patient real opportunities to greatly reduce more »

A Retrospective Observational Study on Hackett-Hemwall Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Hand and Finger Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois

Posted on Posted in Fantastic Findings, Joseph J. Cukla, LPN, Nicole M. Baird, CHFP, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

ABSTRACT Hand and finger pain and stiffness are common problems that can affect the productivity of those afflicted, especially in regard to their activities of daily living. Prolotherapy is an injection treatment used to initiate a healing response in injured connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments, tissues commonly involved with hand and finger injuries. more »

Our Patient’s Autologous Stem Cells are Drugs: The FDA Moving Down a Dangerous Slippery Slope

Posted on Posted in Christopher J. Centeno, MD, In the Spotlight, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Christopher J. Centeno, MD Adult autologous stem cells (A-ASC’s) show great promise in research and early pre-clinical/clinical use. These cells have the potential to revolutionize medicine by repairing tissues directly or assisting in tissue healing.1 What you may not realize is that a herculean power struggle going on behind the scenes where the Food and Drug more »

Interview with Marc N. Dubick, MD

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Marc N. Dubick, MD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marc N. Dubick, MD Hauser: Dr. Dubick, can you please tell us a little bit about your background? Dubick: I’m a board certified anesthesiologist, and I’ve been performing interventional pain management full time since 1993. I’m board certified in pain management through the American Board of Anesthesiology, which is the only pain management subspecialty more »

Testosterone could be a Prolotherapy Doctor’s and a Patient’s Best Friend!

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Letters to the Editor, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD It is well known to physicians who treat athletes that female athletes have a significantly higher prevalence of injuries to ligaments, such as the anterior cruciate ligament, than male athletes in the same sports. While some explanations for this discrepancy can include gender-related differences in bony structure or ligament size, endurance, more »