Understanding Back Pain

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Marc Darrow, MD There are many structures in the lower back that can cause severe pain. These include muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, joints and discs. For example, the outer rim of the disc can be a significant source of back pain due to its rich nerve supply and tendency toward injury. During our body’s development, […]

L4-L5 Back Pain

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The Resolution of Grade I Lumbar Retrolisthesis with Prolotherapy: A Case Study. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;2(2):352-355. The Physician’s Perspective Robert Banner, MD People want to be healed! For many with chronic pain, they are told there is nothing else that can be done. They are told to live with the pain and cope as best […]

The Use of Hormones for Chronic Pain

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

The Deterioration of Articular Cartilage in Osteoarthritis by Corticosteroid Injections

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Ross 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 articular […]

Increase in Cross Sectional Area of the Iliolumbar Ligament Using Prolotherapy Agents: An Ultrasonic Case Study

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Ann Auburn, DO, Scott Benjamin, PT, DScPT, Roy Bechtel, PT, PhD, & Stacey Matthews. Increase in Cross Sectional Area of the Iliolumbar Ligament using Prolotherapy Agents: An Ultrasonic Case Study. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2009;3:156-162. In a case history published in the Journal of Prolotherapy. The effectiveness of Prolotherapy for the Iliolumar ligament was examined in […]