Stem Cell Therapy in West Palm Beach, FL
World-class neurosurgeon and founder of The Spine Center, Charles S. Theofilos, MD, specializes in stem cell therapy for joints in the neck, back, hips, ankles, knees, arms and legs. This advanced treatment is one of the most conservative options available, providing relief to our patients in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens, south Florida and countries around the world.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Dr. Theofilos is a world-class neurosurgeon who specializes in stem cell therapy, the new frontier in helping your body heal on its own. For more than 12 years, Dr. Theofilos has been deeply involved in stem cell research, and he served on the FDA board for stem cell treatments. He developed the three-step process of extraction, regenerative injection and platelet rich plasma (PRP) boosters, considered the gold standard of stem cell therapies.
What is PRP?
PRP is a component of your blood that contains growth factors. Although the exact mechanism is not well understood, growth factors have been clinically proven to support cell development and promote healing in the body.
How is Stem Cell Therapy Used in Neurosurgery?
Injury, osteoarthritis or degeneration are common causes of severe neck, back and joint pain. Historically, surgical intervention was the only option to treat these conditions until a new, innovative technique was introduced: Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy. An alternative solution to invasive surgery, the therapeutic use of stem cells is now being used worldwide to treat multiple conditions that were once considered to be chronic.
Stem cells have the ability to repair, regenerate and promote healing at the cellular level which can’t be recreated with traditional medications or surgical procedures. However, a little known problem continues to persist in the actual practice of using stem cells, particularly when it comes to re-growing disc tissue in the spine. The human body will work against itself and create an inhospitable environment where the stem cells have to fight to survive and thrive. Humans are born with both “good” protective enzymes and “bad” enzymes. These “bad” enzymes can destroy cartilage and stem cells already in the blood and spinal disc tissue. As we age, the levels of good enzymes decrease while the bad enzymes increase, destroying cartilage.
What is the Procedure for Stem Cell Therapy?
Dr. Charles Theofilos of The Spine Center has a unique, multi-step approach to prepare the joint for stem cells before injection, increasing the cells’ ability to thrive. The following process is done in his office procedure suite:
- The Spine Center takes a patient’s own blood and spins it in a special centrifuge to isolate large amounts of a specific protective protein. The isolated enzyme is then injected directly into the patient’s spinal disc to neutralize the bad enzymes and prepare for the arriving stem cells.
- The stem cells harvested from the patient’s hip are then injected into the optimized spinal disc.
- A specialized mixture of growth factors and proteins, previously isolated from the patient’s blood, is injected, neutralizing the acidity in the body caused by injured joints and discs and improving the regenerative process.
The procedure is performed in the same day, and you are asleep during the treatment. After administering a PRP booster, we cover the injection site with a small adhesive bandage. Someone will need to drive you home as you will still be under the effects of the anesthesia.
How Much Does Stem Cell Therapy Cost in West Palm Beach?
Stem cell therapy is not covered by insurance as it is considered an exploratory procedure. For your convenience, we offer financing through LendingUSA®.
Today, professional athletes and non-athletes alike are using stem cell therapies to treat acute injuries and speed up the healing process. This pioneering regenerative stem cell therapy shows promise in the reduction of pain and improved quality of life without the need for major surgery. To learn more about stem cell therapy, contact The Spine Center to schedule a personal consultation with board-certified neurosurgeon and stem cell therapy expert, Charles S. Theofilos, MD.
*This therapy is considered investigational and studies are currently underway.