Dr. Marc Dubick is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management physician. He specializes in the treatment of the muscular and skeletal components of chronic pain. Dr. Dubick has particular expertise in Prolotherapy/Regenerative Injection Therapy, which helps strengthen weakened ligaments and tendons.
Dr. Dubick graduated in 1975 from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and in 1970 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After practicing Anesthesiology at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY for 17 years, he gravitated to the field of chronic pain management.
When he shifted his practice from Anesthesiology to Pain Management in the early 1990s, he realized fairly quickly that the traditional treatment of steroid injection after steroid injection did not produce long-term benefits to a large segment of his patient population.
By a stroke of luck, he was introduced to an injection technique termed Prolotherapy in mid-1994. These injections, consisting primarily of a glucose-based solution, were directed at symptomatic (painful/weak) areas of joints and surrounding ligament and tendon tissue throughout the body. Many individuals suffering from chronic pain that was not caused by nerve involvement or severe arthritis responded to these injections and saw their pain resolve and their function normalize.
In 2008, he introduced injections using the bio-identical hormones Human Growth Hormone and Testosterone into his practice. He found that the use of these bio-identical hormones had significant benefits over the previous Prolotherapy injections. The injections were not as uncomfortable, patients started healing faster, and fewer injection visits were needed to achieve maximal results.
Dr. Dubick’s practice currently specializes in the evaluation and treatment of those individuals who are suffering from chronic pain caused by ligament and tendon weakness and pain. The body areas treated include the entire spine from the sacrum (low back) to the upper neck, the shoulders, elbows, wrist and hand, hip (if not severely arthritic), knee, ankle and foot.
He utilizes an integrative approach, using injections and referring patients for ancillary care with physical therapists and/or myofascial therapists, when indicated.