In April, David and I attended an excellent course in the use of ultrasound for certain of our injection techniques. It is always good to attend these reviews which add to our ultrasound training and we also meet interesting people for an interchange of ideas in the world of musculoskeletal pain. This one was held at the University of Toronto and run by Dr Philip Peng, professor in Anaesthetics and Pain Management at U of T, and his team. Attendees were largely anaesthetists involved in pain management, but I am pleased to report there were at least 5 physicians present who use prolotherapy, helping to spread the word of this remarkable therapy to the wider medical community. This also shows that some prolotherapists are embracing the use of ultrasound guidance for certain of their injections - it is not necessary to use ultrasound but it is very helpful for certain areas of the body. Below you can see Dr Peng, and also a bonus: we met Anne Agur who for 30 or more years has been the illustrator of the famous medical atlas, Grant's Anatomy. She is a delightful and humble lady who is Professor of Anatomy at the University of Toronto.
Jannice is a family physician with an interest in the treatment of pain. Anything to help the process is added to this blog.