Stem Cell Study in West Palm Beach, FL
Suffering from long-term pain, chronic joint issues and degenerative disc disease may become a thing of the past. Thanks to modern medicine’s constant pursuit of new and better treatments, stem cell therapy is offering relief to patients around the world. The Spine Center is proud to be conducting a stem cell study that will ultimately benefit our patients in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens and surrounding areas of South Florida.
One of the most exciting breakthroughs in modern medicine is learning about the seemingly endless possibilities of stem cell treatment. Board-certified neurosurgeon and regenerative medicine expert, Charles S. Theofilos, MD, of The Spine Center, is widely known for his pioneering use of stem cells. He is currently conducting a Stem Cell Clinical Study to find out more information about this innovative treatment and how it can help certain conditions. Dr. Theofilos performs stem cell treatments and therapy in The Spine Center’s Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie locations.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells in adults, called adult mesenchymal stem cells, are found in various tissues and bones. Most of Dr. Theofilos’ pioneering work has involved using stem cells from bones and fat tissue.
Who Can Participate in the Stem Cell Study?
Dr. Theofilos primarily works with elderly patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease or lower back pain. Contact our office to find out if you qualify.
How Does the Stem Cell Study Work?
There will be an initial MRI done at the first consultation. The doctor will review the MRI and make the decision whether or not to add the patient to the study. A date will be set for the stem cell procedure to be performed, at which time stem cells will be injected into the study volunteers.
Several follow-up appointments will take place to monitor the progress and changes of each patient after the stem cells are injected. At each follow-up appointment, a new MRI will be done to evaluate the effectiveness of the stem cell treatment.
The Future of Stem Cell Therapy
In the past, when a patient has suffered a severe injury to their bones, joints or ligaments, undergoing surgery to treat the problem was the only option available.
Now that regenerative stem cell therapy is being explored, and studies are being done, like the one Dr. Theofilos is doing, patients have an alternative to invasive surgical procedures.
Stem cells are being used therapeutically all over the globe to treat pain and various other conditions once thought to be chronic. Stem cell research is still considered to be among the most fast-paced and exciting areas of medicine, and new applications are constantly being pursued and studied.
To learn more about the stem cell study or any of our other services, contact our office to schedule a consultation or set up a free MRI review with Dr. Theofilos. We serve patients in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens, surrounding areas of South Florida and all around the globe.