Prolotherapy for Bunions

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Ross Hauser, MD  | Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, Fort Myers, Florida Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C | Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, Oak Park, Illinois David Woznica, MD | Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, Oak Park, Illinois An alternative treatment for Bunion and Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pain that is not responding to traditional treatments We see many patients at our […]

Prolotherapy Indications and Contraindications

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K. Dean Reeves, MD Prolotherapy is injection of any substance that acts as a ‘growth factor,’ that is, which promotes growth of normal cells, tissues, or organs. Injection of the hormone, erythropoietin, to produce red blood cells is widely used, and a number of other substances have been used for treatment of patients with various […]

Leading Low Back Pain Treatments – Painkillers, anti-depressants, and sedation

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Scott R. Greenberg, MD In the medical journal Pain Practice, researchers noted that in their study of over 100,000 patients with chronic low back pain or osteoarthritis, these were the leading low back pain treatments: Opioids (to produce sedation and pain relief) were the most frequently prescribed pain medications (more than 70%). Next nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs  (NSAIDs) […]

Prolotherapy Shoulder Osteoarthritis Treatment

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Ross Hauser, MD Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is characterized by the destruction of the protective cartilage in the joint with painful and restricted motion. Arthritis does not affect the shoulder joint as often as it does large weight-bearing joints, such as the hip and knee. There is usually a history of trauma to the shoulder […]

The Growth Factor Basis For Prolotherapy

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David K. Harris, MD For many years, the positive effects of Prolotherapy were thought to be mainly based on the concept of Inflammation and minor damage induced by the injection of irritating solutions, with subsequent healing of the injured areas. The benefit of solutions containing strong alcohol solutions, ground-up pumice stone, and other such recipes […]