Ellis Pain Center focuses on two breakthrough treatments that allow the body to heal from painful conditions naturally. The two effective treatments are platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy.
Common conditions treated by regenerative therapies include:
- Back and neck pain
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and shoulder
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Joint injuries
- Ligament, cartilage, and tendon injuries
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP utilizes platelets extracted from the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage. Our certified physicians will draw the necessary amount of blood from the patient and separate the needed platelets that will allow them to inject in the affected or injured site. This is usually done under image guidance using our ultrasound or fluoroscopy machines.
After the injection is complete, the damaged tissue begins to heal. Additionally, when using the bodies own platelets, it will jump-start the healing process to get you back to health.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stems cells are undifferentiated cells, which allow them to develop into another type of cell that is required to repair or replace damaged cells. Similar to PRP, stem cell therapy utilizes the patient’s own cells or use a purified amniotic source. Stems cells can stimulate the formation of cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bone and fibrous connect tissues.