Unresolved Neck Pain

Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Neck Pain

Hauser R, Hauser M, Blakemore K. Dextrose prolotherapy for unresolved neck pain. Practical Pain Management. 2007;7(8):58-69.


An observational study of patients with unresolved neck pain who were treated with dextrose prolotherapy at an outpatient charity clinic in rural Illinois.

Dr. Hauser has been doing prolotherapy on patients for over 15 years and has treated thousands of arthritic knees, backs, necks, and other joints with remarkable success. In this study, 97 out of 98 patients with chronic neck pain—including subsets of patients who had exhausted all other options (43) or were told by their doctors that surgery was the only option (21)—showed substantial improvement in numerous outcome measures. The improvements in these patients continued through follow up—18 months after conclusion of prolotherapy treatments—and demonstrates the efficacy of this treatment modality.

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