Tricia Croake-Uleman MD

Southwest Ohio Health Partners

5700 Gateway Blvd., Suite 100A
Mason, OH 45044
Phone: 513.229.7333 | Fax: 513.492.9475

Tricia Croake-Uleman MD Prolotherapy, Neuroprolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Mason Ohio

Southwest Ohio Health Partners is led by medical director Tricia Croake-Uleman, M.D., who practiced medicine since 1998 and has extensive experience in family medicine and pain management. Before opening this clinic, she spent four years performing thousands of non-narcotic injections at Arizona Pain Centers in Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier in her medical practice, Dr. Croake-Uleman provided family medicine services including health maintenance, pain management, gynecology, pediatric, adult and geriatric care, and urgent care. In addition to Prolotherapy, Dr. Croake-Uleman  also offers interventional injections including epidurals, nerve blocks and facet injections; acupuncture; neuroprolotherapy; sports medicine; IV nutritional therapy; and hormone therapy. Migraine and other headache treatments; treatment of fibromyalgia; peripheral neuropathy; post-herpetic neuralgia and nerve pain. Dr. Croake-Uleman is a member of the:

  • American Academy of Pain Management
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Academy of Family Medicine.

She has been certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the Ohio State Medical Board since 1998, as well as the Arizona State Medical Board since 2006. In 2009, she became a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and is trained in Reiki. She has also trained under multiple physicians in interventional pain management techniques including traditional western pain injections, neural therapy, prolotherapy & biopuncture. She is licensed to practice medicine in Ohio and Arizona. Dr. Croake-Uleman’s education included a residency at Bethesda Family Practice Residency in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her MD at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and her BSE in Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Rick Buenaventura, MD

Rick Buenaventura, MD
Pain Relief of Dayton
7244 Far Hills Avenue
Centerville, OH 45459
Phone: 937.395.1300
Fax: 937.395.1311

Dr. Rick Buenaventura, Prolotherapy doctor near Toledo, Ohio

Dr. Buenaventura’s Board Certifications:

  • The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
  • ABA Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Acupuncture
  • Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice
  • American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians

Dr. Buenaventura has practiced interventional pain mangement including muscle and joint injections, acupuncture, and Prolotherapy for over ten years. He treats all areas of the body.

We are pleased to be accepting patients for Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.

Michael J. Bertram, MD

3328 Westbourne Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45248
Phone: 513.922.2204

Dr. Bertram is a member of:

  • The American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Orthopedic Medicine

UC HEALTH LINE: ‘Non-Traditional’ Therapies Offer Help for Traditional Aches and Pains

If you’re finding no relief for that shoulder pain or “tennis elbow,” or that “out-of-whack” back keeps you from finishing your weeding, a University of Cincinnati (UC) physician says some non-traditional therapies might be good options.

Such therapies are based on the notion that the body has the ability to heal itself with just a little prompting, says Michael Bertram, MD, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation,

Prolotherapy, for example, can be traced back to the 1950s. This injection technique has caught enough attention in the U.S. to warrant federal funding for its study.

“Prolotherapy is based on the assumption that injuries we normally attribute to inflammation—injuries ending in ‘itis’—may really be caused by degraded tissue,” says Bertram. “By ‘redamaging’ that tissue, we force the body to respond to the point of injury by stimulating an inflammatory or healing response.”

In a session of prolotherapy, solutions of sugar water (dextrose) are injected into painful joints and soft tissues. The injections cause damage to weakened or degraded tissue, prompting the body to respond.

Another ‘non-traditional’ therapy for chronic pain is acupuncture. This practice, traced back to ancient China, uses the body’s own electrical charges to “rechannel” energy.

“Our cells are made up of positive and negative charges—like mini batteries,” says Bertram. “It is believed that through acupuncture, we can affect the body’s central nervous system which is also electrically based.”

Acupuncture techniques vary, but more modern practice involves placing tiny stainless steel needles into points on the body. Practitioners then use their hands or electrical stimulation to manipulate the needles, prompting the central nervous system to release pain-killing chemicals in the brain and spinal cord regions to block pain.

This therapy has been used to treat chronic pain ranging from migraine and lower back pain to fibromyalgia. It has also been used to treat sinusitis and gastrointestinal problems.

A 2002 survey by the National Institutes of Health estimated that 8.2 million U.S. adults have used acupuncture.