The Journal of Prolotherapy: Past Issue Table of Contents
The Good News Corner
November 2010 Issue
We are excited to bring you the next issue of the Journal of Prolotherapy. The focus on this issue is the patient – those whose lives have been changed by Prolotherapy!
Like all diagnostic tests, MRI and musculoskeletal ultrasound have their place. For the Prolotherapy practitioner they are surely helping validate the fact that Prolotherapy indeed does stimulate the repair of tissue.
Amy Price, missionary, horrible trauma including a traumatic brain injury. Prolotherapy helped her get back and now she is a PhD helping other traumatically injured brains.
Jennifer DeLeon became disabled after a car accident where she sustained injuries to her low back, hip, shoulders and neck! Thank God she found Prolotherapy. Now, both women blog their stories to help encourage others to continue to seek care, including Prolotherapy, in order to live healthier, pain free lives.
Anna Hamman’s life was being ruined by pelvic floor dysfunction, after a difficult childbirth, until she found Prolotherapy. She is now on her second child and back to an active life, in addition to referring several close friends whose lives are also being changed also by Prolotherapy.
In addition to these patient’s stories, Dr. Hauser reports on two cases of 13 year-old athletes with osteochondritis dissecans. It’s great to see young people be able to continue to be active and involved in athletics without surgery or medication, as Prolotherapy works great in young patients. One of the patients had MRI documentation that his lesion did repair.
While some patients get better with just Prolotherapy, some require other modalities like physical therapy. Physical Therapist, Richard DonTigny, of The DonTigny MethodTM, gives some insight in the mobility of the sacroiliac joint. Richard has been an advocate of Prolotherapy over the years.
David Rabago, M.D., one of the most prolific scientific writers and researcher on Prolotherapy gives an insightful interview. Simon Petrides, M.D., a prominent sports medicine physician in England, shares his experience in treating some of the prominent soccer athletes in his country and the state of Prolotherapy in England.
The last of the Thebes Prolotherapy data is published in this issue. Again, Prolotherapy at this missionary charity clinic was shown to be effective at relieving pain, where we report on the foot/toe pain data.
Dr. Rodney Van Pelt, one of the doctors who helped at the clinic for over 10 years, demonstrates his technique on treating the ankle and foot. For the doctor who desires to do Prolotherapy studies in their private practice, Dr. Gary Clark addresses this subject in part two of his three part series.
In addition to the patient’s telling their story in this issue, there are the four-legged patients whose story is told for them by Babette Gladstein, VMD. Her continued work through the Humane Society inspires and proves that Prolotherapy works time and again to improve, and sometimes save, the lives of those animals she treats.
If the naturopathic, osteopathic, medical, and veterinary doctors who perform Prolotherapy in all its forms (dextrose, pumice, sodium morrhuate, PRP, bone marrow), use it on appropriate patients based on a good history and examination, it very likely that Prolotherapy will continue to grow in the United States and throughout the world.