Dextrose based Prolotherapy is the original of the regenerative injection therapies. First introduced in the 1930s and made more well known by Dr. Hackett, this therapy is not only the original, but also an important base therapy when it comes to the family of options in regenerative medicine. Prolotherapy is not simply the injection of varying degrees of dextrose concentrations, but is a technique in itself. Without properly diagnosing and injecting the pain generators, not only intra-articular but also all of the involved extra-articular regions, full pain resolution is not usually accomplished. With many doctors rushing to learn about PRP and more advanced solutions, we are losing our knowledge of the premise for these treatments and where it all started: prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is an elegant and simple treatment for pain. With 1 in 5 patients presenting to any doctor’s office for pain, having an understanding of the mechanism of action and applications of this therapy is an asset in the clinical setting. When addressing true biomechanical pain, therapies like Prolotherapy are natural, potent, affordable for most, and lasting.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Tyna Moore is the Owner of Core Wellness Clinic in Portland, OR. She specializes exclusively in the application of natural pain solutions and regenerative injection therapies. As both a board certified Naturopathic and Chiropractic physician, she brings a unique perspective and expertise to the diagnosis and treatment of pain and orthopedic conditions. Dr. Moore practices exclusively Regenerative Injection Therapies and non-surgical pain management for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Throughout her professional career Dr. Tyna Moore has focused on pain and musculoskeletal conditions. It was through her own illnesses as a child that inspired her to pursue medicine. She was fortunate enough to begin working with her mentor, Dr. Rick Marinelli, ND just out of undergrad as part of his office staff. Having battled her own chronic pain issues and injuries in the past, as well as seeing Dr. Marinelli’s work in action, Dr. Moore knows first-hand how potent a treatment natural regenerative injection therapies can be. Throughout her professional career Dr. Tyna Moore has focused on pain and musculoskeletal conditions. She is uniquely qualified to quickly diagnose and treat orthopedic ailments using a variety of regenerative non-surgical techniques. She strives to utilize the most effective and advanced treatments available to assist her patients in achieving their own level of optimal performance. Dr. Moore attended both Western States Chiropractic College and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine concurrently, where she earned both her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree (N.D.) and Doctor of Chiropractic degree (D.C.) respectively. Dr. Moore teaches regenerative medicine around the world and educates physicians as well as the general public online.
*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit for Washington NDs*
(Originally presented on October 10, 2020)