Nutritional Support for Soft Tissue Healing

Posted on Posted in Margaret E. Taylor, MBBS, BSC, FACNEM, Volume 3 : Issue 3 : August 2011, Wonder Why?

By Margaret E. Taylor, MBBS, BSC, FACNEM ABSTRACT People who heal well obviously differ in some important way from those who we see with chronic non-healing lesions. The distinguishing feature is primarily the effectiveness of the healing cascade. Unless the factors contributing to this are considered, the outcome of Prolotherapy will also be affected. Research shows more »

Stem Cell Prolotherapy in Regenerative Medicine: Background, Theory and Protocols

Posted on Posted in Donna Alderman, DO, Gerald R. Harris, DO, Patrick C. Astourian, MS, PA-C, Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Volume 3 : Issue 3 : August 2011, Wonder Why?

By Donna D. Alderman, DO, Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Gerald R. Harris, DO, & Patrick C. Astourian, MS, PA-C ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is a proven technique for resolving musculoskeletal pain, but can have limitations if tissue damage is too severe. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Prolotherapy offers a physiologic tool in some of those cases, but this too may more »

Autologous Fat Grafts as Mesenchymal Stromal Stem Cell Source for use in Prolotherapy: A Simple Technique to Acquire Lipoaspirants

Posted on Posted in Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Volume 3 : Issue 3 : August 2011, Wonder Why?

ABSTRACT Objectives: Background for use of autologous adipose tissue as a source of adult progenitor (stem) cells for use in Prolotherapy. Present a means of lipoaspiration to harvest adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (AD-MSC) and the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) for use in Prolotherapy and regenerative medical applications by non-plastic surgeons. Design: Explain the patented super luer-lok and more »

Office-Based Harvest of Mesenchymal Stem Cells by Tibial Intraosseous Cannulation: Part I

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Harry Adelson, ND ABSTRACT A recent development in regenerative medicine is the use of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of degenerative musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis. While the use of autologous stem cells is of immediate interest to all practitioners of regenerative medicine, the complexity and expense of the traditional technique more »

Sacroiliac 201: Dysfunction and Management A Biomechanical Solution

Posted on Posted in Richard L. Dontigny, PT, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Richard L. Dontigny, PT ABSTRACT A commonly overlooked, reversible biomechanical vulnerability of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) makes them subject to injury even through minor trauma. When the sacrum is loaded with the superincumbent weight, the pelvis is symmetrical and the line of gravity is posterior to the transverse acetabular axis, the pelvis has limited motion more »

Prolozone™ – Regenerating Joints and Eliminating Pain

Posted on Posted in Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD, ABAAM, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD, ABAAM ABSTRACT Prolozone is a technique that combines the principles of neural therapy, Prolotherapy, and ozone therapy. It involves injecting combinations of procaine, anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, proliferatives, and ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain. This article reviews the nature of what medical grade more »

Prolotherapy as an Alternative Treatment for Osteochondritis Dissecans: Two Cases of Young Baseball Players

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 1 : February 2011, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD ABSTRACT Osteochondritis dissecans involves the separation of a segment of cartilage and subchondral bone, found most commonly in the knee, elbow, ankle and hip. Repetitive microtrauma from sports is a common cause especially among older adolescents and teenagers. To provide stability of the articular cartilage fragment, rest, splinting to surgery is more »

Sacroiliac 101: Form and Function – A Biomechanical Study

Posted on Posted in Richard L. Dontigny, PT, Volume 3 : Issue 1 : February 2011, Wonder Why?

By Richard L. Dontigny, PT ABSTRACT The pelvis has been a puzzle that has consumed the greater part of my working life. The sacrum is the keystone of the puzzle, but does not function as a keystone. When the sacrum is loaded with the superincumbent weight and the joint is symmetrical, little or no movement has 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

The Making of a Prolotherapist

Posted on Posted in Scott R. Stoll, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 3 : August 2009, Wonder Why?

By Scott R. Stoll, MD Enthusiastically, I started my first day of practice as a Physiatrist with all of the tools I learned in training, ready to diagnose and treat all of the sports and spine maladies I had so carefully studied. I worked diligently to practice evidence-based medicine and applied solid, scientifically proven principles to 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 »