Regenerative Pain Medicine, the New Era of Interventional Pain Management, Restart Now!

Mirza Koeshardiandi


Musculoskeletal conditions become the leading contributor of the total years lived disability (YLD) by causing 21.3% of the YLDs, after mental and behavioral problems.  Several musculoskeletal conditions give a disproportional impact on low back pain, one of the leading causes of disability. Lateral epicondylitis with a prevalence of  1-2%, commonly suffered by adults in their 30-65 years old. Epicondylitis was also suffered by a small population of athletes, such as professional tennis players (10% of epicondylitis population). The severe repetitive injuries that affect the individual daily activity also increase the daily health care cost.

Osteoarthritis and tendinopathy often become the cause of pain and musculoskeletal disability. However, the etiology of pain in osteoarthritis is multifactorial. The incidence of osteoarthritis reaches 6% in 30 years old population and increases due to aging.

Degenerative disease, the reduction of function or structure of the tissue or organ due to aging, encourages the pain specialist to perform a reliable pain management/therapy. Prolotherapy, especially dextrose prolotherapy, has become a promising technique by providing a safe degenerative therapy, easy to performed, and highly available in health facilities.  Nowadays, it is necessary to pay more attention to causative-based treatment strategies than symptom-based treatment. A multidisciplinary team is also needed to provide appropriate treatment.

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