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Dr. Mark Cantieri

Pain Management
Mishawaka, IN
41 years experience

Locations

Office

Mishawaka, IN

Address

3555 Park Place West, Ste 200, Mishawaka, IN
Directions

About

Bio

Mark S. Cantieri, D.O. FAAO is a 1981 graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery where he served an osteopathic manipulative medicine teaching fellowship . He became certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in 1991 and became a Fellow of the Academy in 1997. He has served on various hospital staffs as a consultant in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine treating newborns, post-operative patients and patients in intensive care units. He has served the AAO as Chairman of the Hospital Assistance Committee; as a member of the Board of Governors, Education, Finance, and Investment Committees, and in 1999-2000 as President of the AAO. For the past 6 years he has served as the Academy’s Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Cantieri initiated the Academy’s New Ideas Forum. He has taught and lectured for the AAO and various organizations for many years. His areas of expertise have included treatment of the hospitalized patient, strain counterstrain, hormone replacement therapy, fibromyalgia, and prolotherapy. Since 1999 he has taught the annual prolotherapy course for the AAO at the University of New England. In 2008 he and his co-authors Drs. Ravin and Pasquarello published the medical textbook Principles of Prolotherapy. Dr. Cantieri has received various awards, most notably: 1996 AOA George Northrop Writing Award “Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Length of Stay for Pancreatitis: A Randomized Pilot Study”: JAOA, Volume 98, Number 5, May 1998, pp 264-272. Radjieski, Cantieri, et al. 2006 T.L. Northup Lecturer Award, American Academy of Osteopathy 2009 Dr. J.B. Kinsinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Indiana Osteopathic Association. Dr. Cantieri lives in Mishawaka with his wife Becky. He operates a private practice, Corrective Care, PC, specializing in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. He has 4 children Jyl (husband Gavin McLean and daughter Lillian), Marcus, Daniel and Emily (husband Scott Harris).

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Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Iowa

Doctor Q&A

100 Answers
27 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
No: Essentially you are just trading one narcotic dependence for another.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Exalgo: Exalgo is an extended release form of hydromorphone/Dilaudid.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Reflex pain: The innervation of the uterus comes from the nerves of the sacral plexus. What you are experiencing is known as a viscerosomatic reflex. The uterus w... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Dryness: Excessive dryness of the nasal membranes and picking the nose can cause recurrent nose bleeds. Nose drops with Normal Saline (ayr drops) may help with... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Beta Blockers: Prophylactic migraine treatment includes a class of drugs known as beta blockers. These may be helpful and usually are well tolerated unless you have ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
No minimal age: Sciatic pain is pain that goes from the hip, down the leg to the foot. Theoritically it can be seen in any age group, although it is more common once ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Low inflammatory die: I recommend to people that they utilze a low inflammatory diet. The major inflammatory foods are those containing wheat, corn, dairy, soy and eggs. Tr... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Migraine?: Why do you consider this a migraine? Is there nausea, vomitting, change in vision or sounds before the pain starts? If not your headache may be more m... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
BCP: You are correct, the depo-provera injection cause cause bone loss. It would be advisable for you to speak to your family doctor or gynecologist about ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Drug intolerence: Codeine will commonly cause an upset stomach. You may want to contact your doctor about a different analgesic not containing codeine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Side effects: Olfen is the brand name of a pain-killer/anti-inflammatory called diclofenac sodium. It should be avoided in people with high blood pressure and heart... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Hip : I would be evaluating your hip further at this point. Either a sprained hip capsule or a labral tear, possibly both.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Exercise: I'd suggest you see a physician since you describe your pain as severe. If you are given a clean bill of health a stretching and strengthening program... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Evaluation: I would strongly suggest seei ng your do/md for forther evaluation. It maybe musculoskeletal, but there are other causes such as kidney or lung that c... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Weakness: Straightening is usually seen due to muscle tightening. It can be due to muscle guarding after an acute sprain such as whiplash or as a result of weak... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retarin them to fire before the gluteal muscles..
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes: If they understand proper rehabilitation and realize that manipulation will be of limited benefit.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Tendinosis: Pain in this area is common, many times this is only on one side but can be on both. Palpation can localize the pain, many times to the iliocostalis t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Magnesium: Magnesium may help low back muscle pain. Use 400mg twice a day. You may increase to the point loose stools are noted. Exercise is still the best suppl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes: It can be very helpful for some people although it can be difficult to determine who the best candidates are. It is safe so a trial of it can be done ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes.: A person can use excessive amounts of Nubain and suffer the consequences of too much of an opiod in their system. It can depress their breathing and p... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Pain: Pain is not always the primary symptom of osteoarthreitis, particularly at at its earliest stages. Nor does osteoathritis of the spine always cause pa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Pneumonia?: There is a fever, shortness of breath with exertion, fatigue, achiness in the mid back, a productive cough.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Analgesic: A comprehensive description of Nubain is found on wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/nubain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Assistance: You would benefit from having help available the first several days after the arthroscopy. Depending on how much work is done on the shoulder the amo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
No.: Disc herniation is the result of tearing of the ligamentous wrapping arounfd the disc, the annulus fibrosis. This can result from injury or be spontan... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Pain: Usually it is used when one is experiencing pain. I tends to work best when taken twice daily in order to maintain a blood level of the medication. Th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Stool softener: The hydrocodone is the culprit causing the constipation. Make sure your water intake is adequate and add a stool softener several times a day for reli... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Pain relief.: Most topical agents contain an analgesic like Aspirin or menthol and an anti-inflammatory agent like Aspirin again and arnica. These will help the dis... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Local anesthetic: As long as the scar is healed and there is no local inflammation or redness scar pain responds well to injection with 1% procaine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Disks and facets: The remaining disk as well as the facet joints of the posterior spine support the spine after microdiskectomy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Low back pain: Lumbago is simply the $100 word for low back pain. It would include pain, achiness, and stiffness.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes: I manage patients with chronic neck and head pain and you can definitely sprain your neck that way.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
No.: I don't feel that it is. But what kind of nerve pain are you experiencing?
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes: Won't be a problem.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Evaluation: Rash and joint pain can have serious causes and wrrents you been seen by a physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Either: As doctors we are pleased when our patients work out at all! but seriously what is important is regular exercise. A nice review of the subject can be ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Tendon strain: Examine yourself and see if you can put your finger exactly on the spot of the pain. If so that would be consistent with a tendon strain. Best to avoi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Don't hydrate: Singers experience dehydration of the vocal cords. Alcohol will make this worse. You are better off hydrating with water. The alcohol may seem to work... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
EDS: Eds requires a team of physicians to handle to multiple problems associated with it. We have a team her in south bend, in that have expertisse in this... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes: It can if it is injected too low and too medially.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Strengthening: In soccer players I have treated for low back pain I have seen cases where the muscle soreness and tightening was due to weakness and inhibition of th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Activity: Discs that are bulging or are ruptured can heal on there own given enough time. It is important that you remain active and strong. If you experience l... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Pelvic Pain: It sounds as though you may have instability issues within the pelvis. I'd suggest you be evaluated by your gynecologist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
MRI findings: The MRI or mr arthrogram is usually done before considering performing an arthroscopy. This will show certain pathology that may be amendable to surgi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retrrain them to fire before the back muscles do..
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retrrain them to fire before the back muscles do..
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Rest: Recovery time after exercise is critical. Research has shown that tendons take about 72 hours to regenerate after exercise. If exercised prior to this... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
Yes.: Ibuprofen is metabolized in the kidneys while hydrocodone is cleared by the liver. They are used together at times.

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Mar 27, 2013
One of my better teachers and mentors as a student and resident. Thank you.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cantieri is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cantieri is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Yes and that does help. I will still get sick because I don't think that I did it slow enough because if I ask drs for more they will just brush me off and tell me to go to rehab because im a drug add...Read More
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Thank you I wish I would have known it would be worse when I got it because I would have told the doc not to give it to me. Would rather deal with the pain then this hell.
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I was afraid of that. My mother had osteo and ra with lupus and I think Im in denial, but eill get it checked for the sake of my kids.Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Multiple
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Top Doctor, Second Place, South Bend Region, IN - Summer
2013

Affiliations

AAO, IOA, AAOM
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