We focus on regenerative and minimally invasive treatments to help heal all joint and soft tissue pain. Our doctors are specialists in prolotherapy, prolozone, PRP platelet rich plasma, and stem cell injections. We also offer medical massage, and neural prolotherapy as single therapies or a combination as needed.
We’re located at 200 N La Cumbre Rd Suite F Santa Barbara, California, 93110
Phone: (805) 500-8300
Pain is the most common reason that patients seek medical care. Pain can be a distraction and it can be disabling; either way pain gets in the way of everyday life. Have you noticed that you don’t do things you love to do because pain gets in your way? Let us help you. We have focused our training on effective, regenerative and minimally invasive treatments for pain.
Prolotherapy is an injection technique excellent for all forms of musculoskeletal and joint pain. Our doctors have specialized in comprehensive Hackett-Hemwall prolotherapy treatments for best long-term results with treatment. Our prolotherapy doctors will spend the time to make sure your prolotherapy treatment is effective and minimally painful.
Prolotherapy has proven to be so helpful for chronic hard-to-treat pain and injuries including neck pain, lower back pain, hip pain, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, back spasms, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, shoulder and elbow pain, plantar fasciitis, TMJ syndrome, and virtually all sports injuries. Prolotherapy actually corrects the pathology of the disorder, offering a great chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain free.
- Prolotherapy works for pain management as a long-term solution because it heals and strengthens your tissue instead of deadening or weakening it.
- Prolotherapy decreases pain by increasing circulation to areas of chronic pain.
- Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment, minimally painful, with little to no downtime.
Prolozone was named by combining the Latin word “proli”, which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word ozone. Ozone is the most active form of oxygen in the universe, and low levels of oxygen cause an accumulation of lactic acid and leads to the feeling of pain. By breaking the pattern of low oxygen in damaged tissues, circulation can be restored, giving joints, ligaments, and tendons the ability to regenerate. Along with the power of ozone, Prolozone injections also make use of other natural substances in order to decrease inflammation and further increase circulation. Patients receiving Prolozone feel immediate improvement, with very little to no pain during and after the treatments.
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma has become a heavily growing treatment for an extra boost of healing within regenerative injection technology. Here at Purety Clinic of Santa Barbara we use special technology for super-concentrated platelet rich plasma in order to promote the best healing. The reason PRP platelet rich plasma works so well is because platelets release growth factor when activated. By injecting PRP platelet rich plasma into an area that needs healing, the growth factors have proven to be a powerful regenerative treatment.
Stem cell enhanced injections are an important technology for regeneration of badly injured and degenerated tissue. Here we have done an extensive amount of training for the most effective and comfortable treatment using adipose (fat) and bone marrow derived stem cells (BMAC). We also use amniotic or umbilical cord injections which are a super power of growth factors – these are minimally invasive, yet have no live cells. Stem cell therapy is being used successfully for joint replacement alternatives, severe osteoarthritis, chronic degenerative ligaments and tendons. Stem cell therapy for knees, shoulders, ankles, and back pain are helping many people.
We encourage you to take a look at these studies and articles for review:
Current use of Adipose stem cells in orthopedics – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Application of biologics in the treatment of the rotator cuff, meniscus, cartilage, and osteoarthritis.
Chondrogenic potential of human adult mesenchymal stem cells is independent of age or osteoarthritis etiology.
Adipose + PRP case series – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Fat, Bone Marrow, and Fat+bone marrow case series – https://static1.squarespace.
Adult Stem Cell Therapy overview – https://static1.squarespace.
Medical Massage and Therapeutic bodywork is imperative especially for chronic pain conditions as well as athletes. Over time, our bodies are very good at compensating for injuries and pain in order to protect itself. Unless the whole body is addressed with therapeutic bodywork, it is many times very difficult to get back to full functioning. Our doctors maintain certifications in providing relief with traditional soft tissue techniques, therapeutic bodywork, sports massage, and trigger point therapy.
Neural prolotherapy, also known as Perineural injection therapy, is one of the newest exciting advances in Regenerative Medicine used to treat neuropathic pain in a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and various pain conditions including Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, painful knees, shoulders, wrist, neck, hips, ankles low back pain and compartment syndrome.
Neural Prolotherapy is the injection of a medical-grade sugar (either dextrose or mannitol) just below the skin to promote healing of injured nerves and restoration of tissue function. Dr. John Lyftogt in New Zealand developed it when he postulated that restoration of subcutaneous nerve function (those just beneath the surface of the skin) will lead to healing in deeper structures and reduction in pain. He has been using this method over the last decade with outstanding results and it is now being taught around the world. Every treatment aims to extinguish the pain, which may last for a period of four hours to four days. After this the pain will return, but usually in a lesser form. Repeat weekly treatments will steadily reduce the overall pain and allow return of full function.
We treat patients successfully for the conditions most commonly associated with the list below:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Acute headaches
- Back pain
- Bulging disc
- Cancer pain
- Car accident injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- Foot pain
- Heel spurs
- Hip and leg pain
- Joint pain
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Herniated disc
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Rotator cuff tear
- Tension headaches
- Upper back pain
- Whiplash pain
We look forward to hearing from you. Please call us at (805) 500-8300
Pamela EmersonProlotherapy and ProlozoneLower Back Pain ReliefWritten by: Pamela EmersonDate Published: 07/22/2015My first visit to Purety Family Medical Clinic was a pleasant surprise and a huge relief. I had been going to a different practitioner for prolotherapy, and the treatments were very painful. The treatment at Purety was only mildly uncomfortable. What is also surprising is that I am still experiencing significant relief 6 days after the treatment. I think this is a function of administering ozone (along with the traditional substance) , which accelerates new tissue growth. There is about an 80% reduction in the acute spasms I was having. I may need only one or two additional treatments, and I will definitely be going back to this clinic. They treat you with respect, explain everything clearly, and take special care to keep the treatment as pain-free as possible.5 / 5 stars
Robert KleinProlotherapy and ProlozoneKnee Pain and OsteoarthritisWritten by: Robert KleinDate Published: 06/24/2015I am a board certified, Mayo trained, rheumatologist. I was treated twice by Jonathan for osteoarthritis of the knee using ozone and dextrose injections. Not only were the injections nearly painless but the results have been excellent. I watched his injection technique carefully and he uses sterile techniques and he also uses a laminar flow hood to draw up the solutions, which is not something I have seen done in other medical offices and is an indicator of the high quality standards used at this office to insure the safety of the patient. Thanks for being here and doing great work! I plan to refer many patients to you!5 / 5 stars
Amy TobinProlotherapy and ProlozoneAchilles Tendonitis and foot painWritten by: Amy TobinDate Published: 07/07/2015I got my first pleasant surprise when Dr. Jonathan personally answered my call and scheduled my appointment quickly. I had very badly strained Achilles’ tendons and two friends recommended Prolozone injection therapy with this doctor. When I arrived at the office I was greeted by both doctors, who were interested in getting to know me and me getting to know them. The office is lovely and was set up using materials that are good for patients and the environment. I was a little skeptical of the treatment making a big difference, as I had tried other treatments that did nothing to relieve the pain or condition. About 10 days after the injections, my Achilles’ were 80-90% improved. Dr. Jonathan was extremely careful, took plenty of time to explain the process and was kind and caring. I just had a second treatment and fully expect I will be 100% within a week or two. I enthusiastically recommend these doctors.5 / 5 stars
Cole CervantesProlotherapy and ProlozoneSports InjuriesWritten by: Cole CervantesDate Published: 07/29/2015Purety is truly an exceptional practice. On top of being very knowledgeable in a myriad parts and functions of the body, when you meet with the doctors, they truly treat you like family. They follow-up and make sure that the treatments and services they’ve provided are effectively progressing your ailments back to a healthy and function state. As an athlete that’s been through a number of injuries, when I walk out of their office, I actually feel like I’m on the right track to recovery. Again, this is truly an exceptional practice.5 / 5 stars