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The patient spinal headache may often describe pain and/or a description of the referral pattern for that ligament or tendon order 100 mcg combivent free shipping. The solu- • injection into the spinal cord leading to tion is only injected while the needle is in contact with permanent paralysis or death bone buy combivent 100 mcg mastercard. Chapter 7 • Modalities, Methods and Techniques 259 Validation of efficacy = 5 (see Table 7. Conclusion: ‘Dextrose prolotherapy appears to be a safe Animal studies and effective method for treating chronic spinal • Prolotherapy has been performed on animal pain’ (Hooper & Ding 2004). The ligament injury was treated with and randomized controlled trials’ (Rabago et al prolotherapy at 14 days and at 21 days. Results • A study in Pain Physician concluded: ‘This demonstrated that the mechanical properties of single blinded, randomized and cross-over the ligaments were of greater strengthening, study of prolotherapy was described as being a stiffening, enlargement and decrease of laxity. Alternatives Human studies Dry needle tissue irritation may be an effective alternative for stimulation of inflammation and new • A study at the University of Kansas (Reeves & growth. The acupuncture technique of ‘bone-pecking’ Hassanein 2003) concluded: ‘Dextrose injection or ‘osteopuncture’ involves needle irritation at bony prolotherapy at 2- to 3-month intervals resulted attachments of tendons and ligaments (Helms 1985, in elimination of laxity by machine measure in Lowenkopf 1976, Mann 1971). The use of taping, tensor bandages or devices injections, sustainable through 3 years with and splints to stabilize weakened ligaments may be periodic injection. Exercise for joints or core strengthening results in knees and finger joints (Reeves & for the spine are effective in reducing pain and are Hassanein 2000a, 2003). There are forms of electrotherapy (Harvard 60% sustained reduction in pain and disability Medical School 2006) and friction massage (Cyriax & after 12-month follow-up (Klein et al 1993, Coldham 1984) that strengthen ligaments. Surgery has been a standard for chronic groin pain in this group of elite medical practice and, more recently, growth factors rugby and soccer athletes. Many injuries and degenerative chronic spinal pain showed that 91% of processes do not fully heal on their own because of patients reported reduction in level of pain, the inhibition of the initial inflammation phase by the 84. The prolotherapy 260 Naturopathic Physical Medicine Inflammation Granulation tissue Matrix formation Box 7. To get a sense of the ligament diagnosis, find a patient with an unresolved sacroiliac pain. Consider that the problem may not be the restricted joint but perhaps a hypermobility in the other joint caused by ligament laxity. See if the symptom picture matches the indications outlined earlier in this section. This initi- ates a 3- to 5-day inflammatory cascade, followed by Hypothesis 2–4 weeks of fibroblast activity (Cockbill 2002, Reeves Form and force closure tests are also useful in & Hassanein 2000b). In the of localized inflammation and tissue repair is the basis Vleeming/Lee model the force closure problem is of how injuries self-repair. Prolotherapy, by irritating addressed by increasing articular compression through the injured site, initiates the natural inflammatory the strengthening of specific muscle groups (Lee cascade that allows the body to bring fibroblasts and 1997). These tests might also assist in prioritizing • Diffuse myofascial pain – prolotherapy is treatment strategies. The integration with the suboccipital region naturopathic methods may enhance the effectiveness • Areas that have been repaired by screws, plates of prolotherapy as a stand-alone therapy. By combin- or other hardware ing prolotherapy with manipulation, other manual • Needle phobic or high anxiety patient therapies and exercise the patient should receive a Chapter 7 • Modalities, Methods and Techniques 261 more comprehensive treatment approach. The nutri- Methodology tional, lifestyle, biochemical and energetic aspects of Lymphatic pump method description (Sleszynski & the naturopathic practice will ensure that all perspec- tives of joint and tissue healing are addressed. Kelso 1993) • The patient lies supine, knees and hips [Manual] pump techniques: lymphatics, flexed. Indications for the use of lymphatic pump techniques The arms should be more or less straight for include all conditions that involve congestion, lym- ease of transmission of force from the shoulder phatic stasis and infection (apart from those listed to the hands. Note: This is one example only; there are many other methods for enhancing lymphatic drainage, including direct ‘pumping’ of the lower thorax, exaggerated repetitive dorsiflexion during deep breathing by the Venous patient, etc. Safety If normal precautions are observed there seem to be no contraindications to use of lymphatic pump methods. Venous flow is down the pressure osteopathic), as outlined in Chapter 8, puts their clini- gradient. Appropriately trained and Further reading licensed practitioners might also use injection or acupuncture in order to deactivate trigger 1. Lederman E 2005 Science and practice of exercise and rehabilitation methods, such as manual therapy, 2nd edn. Livingstone, Edinburgh, p 87–224 • Proprioceptive re-education utilizing physical therapy methods (e. In this section two • Postural and breathing re-education (see common dysfunctional conditions are briefly below) using physical therapy approaches as outlined: well as Alexander, yoga, tai chi and other similar systems (Mehling et al 2005).

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