Ross Hauser, M.D. Prolotherapy Doctor in Oak Park near Chicago
Ross Hauser, MD, is considered to be one of the leading experts, researchers and innovators in the field of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rch Plasma Therapy, and Stem Cell therapy for osteoarthritis and joint repair.
Hemwall-Hackett Prolotherapy Technique
Ross Hauser, MD is one of the few doctors who has been practicing Prolotherapy on a full time basis since 1992. The Hemwall-Hackett Prolotherapy Technique embraced by many physicians was taught directly to him by Gustav A. Hemwall, MD, who learned it from the originator of Prolotherapy, George S. Hackett, MD.
Having worked alongside Dr. Hemwall for years, Dr. Hauser quickly gained immense experience and wisdom with regards to treating patients in pain. Dr. Hauser was given the opportunity to then take over Dr. Hemwall’s practice and continue the legacy of providing Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy to patients with pain and injuries.
Dr. Hauser practices what he now calls Comprehensive Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy. In short, Comprehensive Prolotherapy means treating all of the structures that are causing the pain. This involves providing many injections (vs just 1 or 2 shots) in order to treat the entire area that is causing the pain. it also involves adjusting the Prolotherapy injection solution to fit the patient’s individual needs. Dr. Hauser will use different solutions for the injections based on the severity of the condition, the type of condition, and the patient’s symptoms and goals. Sometimes this involves using the basic dextrose solution, but other times it means adjusting the solution to make it stronger by adding fatty acid extract or other nutrients, as well as some form of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy or Stem Cell Therapy.
Platelet Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma: Dr. Hauser was one of the first Prolotherapy doctors to add platelet rich plasma to his practice. Platelet rich plasma is used as the Prolotherapy solution and is enhanced with growth factors from the patient’s blood. Dr. Hauser uses PRP to treat joint injuries such as arthritis, arthrofibrosis, cartilage defects, meniscus injuries, labrum tears, and other joint injuries.
Stem Cell Therapy: Dr. Hauser uses healing cells from the patients’ bone marrow or fat for injections into the injured joints, ligaments, and/or tendons. Dr. Hauser obtains the bone marrow from either the tibia or the iliac crest in an in-office procedure. The bone marrow is then injected into the injured area(s) and the surrounding area(s) are also treated with Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy. Stem cell Prolotherapy from fat (lipoaspirate) in Dr. Hauser’s practice involves aspirating the fat from the love handle or abdominal area and combining this with PRP, processing, and then injecting into the patients’ injured area(s). Stem cell injections combined with Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy will form living tissue that can be just as strong or stronger than the original damaged tissue(s).
Comprehensive Approach to Healing: Not only does Dr. Hauser comprehensively treat the injured body part(s) with aggressive Prolotherapy using customized and individualized Prolotherapy solutions, he also assesses the patients’ overall health, provides a comprehensive rehabilitation program, assesses the patients’ ability to heal which includes eating the right diet for their specific Diet Type and having appropriate hormone levels, as well as addressing other lifestyle issues such as stress, social situations, and other factors that may affect healing.
Ross Hauser, MD, et al. Regenerative injection therapy with whole bone marrow aspirate for degenerative joint. Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Sep 4;6:65-72. doi: 10.4137/CMAMD.S10951.
Ross Hauser, MD, et al. Dextrose Prolotherapy with Human Growth Hormone to Treat Chronic First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pain. The Foot and Ankle Online Journal 5 (9): 1
Ross Hauser, MD. Punishing the pain. Treating chronic pain with prolotherapy. Rehab Manag. 1999 Feb-Mar;12(2):26-8, 30.
Ross Hauser, MD., et al. A Retrospective Study on Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Knee Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2009;1:11-21.
Ross Hauser, MD., et al. Evidence-Based Use of Dextrose Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain: A Scientific Literature Review Journal of Prolotherapy. 2011;3(4):765-789.
Ross Hauser, MD., et al. Ligament Injury and Healing: An Overview of Current Clinical Concepts
Dr. Hauser is not only a Prolotherapy doctor and researcher, he is also the Medical Director and co-founder of the Prolotherapy and natural medicine clinic in Oak Park, Illinois called – Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services – Providing Prolotherapy in the Chicago area.
Prolotherapy is a medical procedure that stimulates the body to repair painful, injured areas. Dr. Hausert trained under the one of the founding Prolotherapy doctors Gustav Hemwall, as mentioned above, who has also been called “the grandfather of Prolotherapy”.
Dr. Hauser has written extensively on the subject of Prolotherapy. You can find his articles for the patient and physician throughout this website. For the patient, Dr. Hauser has wriiten Prolotherapy Patient Information, Prolotherapy safety and side effects. In this article Dr. Hauser explains to the patient receiving Prolotherapy in a Primary Care Practice.
Dr. Hauser received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He completed his internship at Hines VA Hospital and his residency at Loyola-Marianjoy Hospitals in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a board certified Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist.)