CATEGORY: Prolotherapy Education

Module 3: Lumbar Spine

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Module 3: Lumbar Spine

The Prolotherapy Lumbar Spine module is designed and presented to give you the in-depth knowledge you need to understand shoulder anatomy, take a detailed history, do a thorough and directed physical exam, create your differential diagnosis, landmark target areas, understand the injection and needle-handling techniques, and consider rehabilitation. 

Dr. Ravin brings to bear his considerable experience in successfully treating thousands of patients, combining instruction with graphics, animations, slides, links, and other media to enable you to learn the skills necessary to treat patients with lumbar spine pain. 

CME Credits: 3.25

Module Topics

  • Introduction 
  • Anatomy
  • History
  • Pain Diagram
  • Physical Examination
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Landmark Identification
  • Injections and Needle-handling
  • Rehabilitation

The power of getting to the point is that in many instances, you will be treating a very small area that’s been injured. This module shows you how to consistently get your needle to the injured site–quickly, accurately, and effectively.

It is essential to gather these fundamental skills, which include the scientific background for how it works, the ability to take good histories, administer directed physical examinations, derive a good differential diagnosis, and identify and spot landmarks. 

All of these are techniques that you will learn throughout this course.

Course Information

Dr. Thomas Ravin, M.D. has been a practicing prolotherapist for nearly 30 years, and has been teaching prolotherapy to medical professionals since the early 1990’s. Dr. Ravin has trained hundreds of professionals, using the experience he has gained from successfully treating thousands of patients. Dr. Ravin’s text, Principles of Prolotherapy, written with Dr. Mark S. Cantieri, D.O. and Dr. George J. Pasquarello, D.O., is a best-seller, and is widely considered to be the most comprehensive text covering all aspects of prolotherapy.