Maybe you or someone you know, woke up with a neck so stiff they couldn’t turn their head, or has had a deep, aching pain in the leg that keeps them up at night. Physicians from around the world will be in Madison Oct 18-21 to learn from leading experts in the field about how to treat that pain during The 22nd Annual Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Myofascial Pain with Prolotherapy and Research Symposium.

Hundreds of physicians from across the globe and will attend the four-day event for the latest studies and research findings on the efficacy of Prolotherapy injections. They will also get hands-on training in proper utilization of Prolotherapy, which is the an injection therapy using dextrose to relieve pain.

More than 40 of the world’s leading experts on the effective use of Prolotherapy from Europe, Asia, and North America will lead discussions during the symposium.

This year’s conference will focus on Prolotherapy as an effective treatment for myofascial pain, a condition that affects the fascia, the connective tissue covering the muscles. The main symptom of chronic myofascial pain is ongoing or longer-lasting muscle pain, in areas such as the low back, neck, shoulders, and chest. Symptoms may include fatigue, poor sleep, stiffness and muscle pain that happens with pressure on a trigger point or a deep, aching pain in the muscle.

Conference-goers will learn about the basic and advanced use of prolotherapy to treat laxity of ligaments (loose ligaments) that often cause myofascial pain. There will also be hands-on workshops and presentations on new clinical science research in injection therapy for conditions such as knee osteoarthritis, low back pain and tendinopathies.

The Prolotherapy Symposium and Conference are organized by the University of Wisconsin School of Public Health; the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; the Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health; and the non-profit Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation. A major focus of the HHPF is to train physicians from across the globe in the latest in Prolotherapy techniques.

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