The Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Chronic Myofascial Pain with Prolotherapy

October 17, 2013 to October 19, 2013

The treatment of chronic pain is a complex, multifaceted problem. The faculty of this activity offer participants detailed instruction in the use of prolotherapy, with basic and advanced techniques, to treat laxity of ligaments that often cause chronic myofascial pain. Due to more active lifestyles, an aging patient population, and patient desire for relief of chronic pain, prolotherapy is an elegant, effective and safe treatment.

Learning needs will be addressed by the use of lectures, extensive anatomy review, discussion, demonstrations and practice injections on cadavers with C-arm guidance, and viewing of injection videos with a faculty member and model. The hands-on workshops will enable the conferee to have practical training in palpation and marking for prolotherapy. Discussions of prolotherapy indications and complications along with a panel discussion of complicated cases will enhance the participant’s learning.

Target Audience

This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of physicians, (MDs, DOs, NDs and Podiatrists) who manage patients through the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain due to ligament instability.


  • Recognize new clinical science research in injection therapy for musculoskeletal conditions including knee osteoarthritis, low back pain and tendinopathies.
  • Review new clinical science research in injection therapy for musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Recognize research being conducted in prolotherapy with suggestions for collaborating in research projects.
  • Gain a thorough acquaintance with the anatomy of ligaments.
  • Participate in C-arm guided cadaver injections.
  • Illustrate complications, and ways to avoid complications, when treating patients with prolotherapy.
  • Observe video of injections with faculty moderating with a model.
  • Obtain insight into the neurophysiology of pain.
  • Identify ways to promote a prolotherapy practice.

Speakers and Agenda

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 28.75 AOA Category 1­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/17/2013 - 7:45am CDT
Event ends: 
10/19/2013 - 1:00pm CDT
Lowell Inn and Conference Center
Madison, WI
United States

Continuing Education Credit

DO: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint sponsorship of Des Moines University (DMU) and The University of Wisconsin. DMU is accredited by the AOA and approves this activity for a maximum of 28.75 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

Available Credit

  • 28.75 AOA Category 1­A


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