Helping Those in Need in Guadalajara

Februrary 7, 2018

Dr. Zuzelski has just returned from the 11th annual Brigada Medica de Proloterapia y Angiologia in Guadalajara, Mexico where she joined 22 other physicians and countless medical staff to help the underserved population heal with prolotherapy. This trip is put on annually by the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation, which organizes physicians who practice prolotherapy, vein treatments and ear, nose and throat treatments to travel to Guadalajara and Honduras to help those in need. This year, over 1000 patients were helped by prolotherapy and vein care at the Guadalajara trip alone. Dr. Zuzelski is privileged to be a part of such a generous organization and looks forward to helping as many people as she can with prolotherapy and other regenerative therapies, both at home and abroad.


Good News for Prolotherapy and Nerve Treatments

December 11, 2017

Recent research on perineural injection therapy has shown to be effective for many types of nerve pain. Dr. Stanley Lam, a clinician from Hong Kong, and proponent and teacher of ultrasound guided nerve treatments and prolotherapy, has recently published an article showing the efficacy of perineural injection therapy with low dose dextrose for many nerve conditions such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles), and other chronic nerve pain. Additionally, another recent study reported the success of using perineural injection therapy with dextrose for carpal tunnel syndrome.

As the prolotherapy and regenerative therapy community advances, more and more research is being done to prove these therapies are effective. As we advance with research, we hope to increase the awareness of these safe, effective treatments.

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S. Lam, K. Reeves, A. Cheng. “Transition from Deep Regional Blocks toward Deep Nerve Hydrodissection in the Upper Body and Torso: Method Description and Results from a Retrospective Chart Review of the Analgesic Effect of 5% Dextrose Water as the Primary Hydrodissection Injectate to Enhance Safety” BioMed Research International, Volume 2017 (2017)
T. Wu, T. Ho, Y. Chou, M. Ke, T. Li, C. Tsai, L. Chen. “Six-month Efficacy of Perineural Dextrose for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial.” Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2017 Aug; 92(8): 1179-1189.

Prolotherapy Mission Trip

February 16, 2017

Dr. Zuzelski has just returned from her annual prolotherapy mission trip. She traveled with a group of doctors from the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation to Guadalajara, Mexico to treat those with pain that could not otherwise afford the treatment. After 5 days of clinic, the group treated 830 patients for a total of 1100 treatments. Dr. Zuzelski is privileged to be a part of this group and to help people around the world heal with prolotherapy.