About Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services
The Place for Prolotherapy!
Thank you for considering Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services, S.C. (CMRS) for Prolotherapy. We specialize in treating chronic pain and sports injuries, utilizing the comprehensive Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy technique. In conjunction with Prolotherapy, we founded The Hauser Diet® Natural Medicine Program to maximize wellness and healing, and for those desiring to achieve optimal weight and energy.
Located in beautiful Oak Park, Illinois, a nearby suburb of Chicago and established in 1991 by Ross Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS, RD, Caring Medical has developed into one of the largest Prolotherapy and Natural Medicine Clinics in the US. We are comprised of an experienced team of professionals who are very passionate about our work here at Caring Medical. We are located on the sixth floor of the Medical Arts Building at 715 Lake Street, Suite 600, Oak Park, Illinois 60301.
HOPE PRACTICED HERE!™ We have been blessed to treat patients from all over the country and the world. While it may be a new concept to some folks to travel for healthcare, because what we do is so unique, patients are not necessarily able to find a suitable Comprehensive Prolotherapy center in their backyard. Ross Hauser, MD, Danielle Steilen, MMS, PA-C, and the outstanding team at Caring Medical are passionate about getting patients out of pain and back to feeling vital again. We aim to provide you with awesome service from start to finish.
Getting to the root cause of your problem
In many cases, patients come to us after having seen several doctors or allied health care professionals seeking answers for their arthritis, chronic pain, and sports injuries. Our philosophy is not to suppress symptoms with medications, but rather, to seek out the root cause of a patient’s complaints and seek a permanent solution. We do this by first listening to the patient and asking detailed questions about their medical history. Dr. Hauser or PA Steilen will then provide you with a plan that will address each of your concerns and get you on the road to a healthy active life. While sometimes pharmaceuticals are required, our long-term goals are to wean patients off their use. This includes narcotic pain medications, anti-inflammatories, steroidal medications, and others.
Prolotherapy by experts
As with any medical procedure, Physicians should use and apply the technique of Prolotherapy only after they have received extensive training and demonstrated the ability to safely administer the treatment. As a patient, we know that you want to come to a place where your doctor exhibits a high level of skill and expertise in the treatment he/she provides.
This is why so many people come to Caring Medical – experience! Prolotherapy is what we do full time. Dr. Hauser trained directly under and assumed the practice of one of the leading figures in Prolotherapy: Gustav Hemwall, MD, the grandfather of Prolotherapy. Dr. Hemwall learned Prolotherapy from the inventor of the technique, George Hackett, MD. Following this legacy, Dr. Hauser has continued to instruct practitioners in the Hackett-Hemwall technique of Prolotherapy, including Danielle Steilen, MMS, PA-C. Our team of Prolotherapy practitioners is passionate about maintaining the integrity of the tried and true Hackett-Hemwall technique, as well as incorporating the newer advances in regenerative medicine, such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). We call this approach Comprehensive Prolotherapy.
We find this method of Comprehensive Prolotherapy to be highly successful and cost effective for our patients. We treat patients with Prolotherapy every day, all day long. We do not dabble in it. Not only are we experienced in the technique of Prolotherapy, but we have seen and treated nearly every imaginable pain condition. It’s hard to imagine someone coming to Caring Medical with a condition that we have never seen before. You name it, we’ve seen it!
Prolotherapy has a high success rate
The statistics from our patient population reveals that 85% of all patients – (including all ages, all conditions) achieve successful remission of their pain with our Prolotherapy. If you don’t get the results you expect, we look for other reasons why your body might not be healing to its maximum level. This involves getting you on the right diet for your Diet Type, as well as checking hormone levels, detecting the presence of potential underlying food sensitivities and infections, in addition to proper nutritional supplements to aid healing. In other words, we treat the entire person. When looking for a Prolotherapy physician, you want one who also understands the power of Natural Medicine.
Treating the tough cases
Some Prolotherapy doctors will not offer treatment to areas of the spine or the groin area. We are among the few clinics that will treat all areas of the body with Prolotherapy. We also work with physicians who send their patients to Caring Medical to determine why Prolotherapy was not as successful as possible or even failed.
In our experience, as well as in medical studies, an estimated 75-82% of people are cured of their chronic pain with Prolotherapy. Of the other 20%, the majority achieve substantial pain relief with Prolotherapy. If Prolotherapy is appropriately administered by a qualified practitioner, most patients are given a good chance of resolving chronic joint and back pain without the need for surgery. We see the very difficult cases with great success.
Individualized diet plans
We use Hauser Diet Typing, a an objective method of blood testing which determines how you should eat. Developed by the team of “the doctor and the dietitian,” The Hauser Diet® combines medical science with practical food knowledge! The Hauser Diet® consists of five Diet Types differing in the amounts of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. These five diet types (Lion; Otter; Bear; Monkey; Giraffe) span from high protein/low carb to high carb/vegan. You can find out your true Diet Type when you come to Caring Medical. Never underestimate the power of food and the role it plays in your health!
Prolotherapy: the preferred accelerated recovery option for athletes
Among our team are runners, cyclists, tennis players, triathletes, including Dr. Hauser who is a 5-time ironman finisher. Because we ourselves are athletes, we have had sports-related back injuries, labrum and meniscus tears, IT band stress, plantar fasciitis, turf toe, stained neck from cycling, wrist pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, lumbar pain, shin splints, groin pain, and the list goes on! Most of our team has been on the receiving end of the treatment, and know what it’s like to be injured before an event and wanting to get out of pain as fast as possible. The good news is you’re coming to the right place to get you back to your sport – FAST! One reason Prolotherapy is a preferred method of treatment is because it allows the athlete to continue working out while undergoing treatment, in most cases.
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