Featured in the News Across the Nation: Dr. Dennis Lox, an Expert in Sports & Regenerative Medicine, Discusses Stem Cell Therapy:
Since 1990, Dennis M. Lox, M.D. of Florida Spine and Sports Medicine has been helping patients increase their quality of life by reducing their pain. He emphasizes non-surgical treatments and appropriate use of medications, if needed.
Many patients are turning to stem cell therapy as a means of nonsurgical joint pain relief when their mobility and quality of life are severely affected by conditions like osteoarthritis, torn tendons, and injured ligaments. Dennis M. Lox, M.D., Founder and Medical Director of Florida Spine and Sports Medicine, specializes in this progressive, innovative treatment that may be able to help you return to an active, fulfilling life.
Stem cell therapy for joint injuries and osteoarthritis is suited for many individuals, from professional athletes to active seniors. Adult mesenchymal stem cells, not embryonic stem cells, are used in this procedure, which is performed right in the comfort of Dr. Lox’s state-of-the-art clinic. The cells are simply extracted from the patient’s own body (typically from bone marrow or adipose/ fat tissue), processed in our office, and injected directly into the site of injury. Conditions that can be addressed with stem cell treatment include osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, knee joint issues (such as meniscus tears), shoulder damage (such as rotator cuff injuries), hip problems (such as labral tears), and tendonitis, among others. For many patients, a stem cell procedure in the knee, hip, shoulder, or another area of the body relieves pain, increases mobility, and may be able to delay or eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments like joint replacement surgery.
If you have questions about adult stem cell therapy for joint injuries and arthritis, how the procedure is performed, and how the stem cells work to repair injured joints and tissues, Dr. Lox would be happy to educate you about the entire process.
PRP Therapy, Stem Cell Treatments & Other Joint Replacement Alternatives for Patients in Tampa, Clearwater, New Port Richey & throughout the Nation
If you are searching for effective, nonsurgical joint replacement alternatives, regenerative therapies like stem cell treatments and PRP therapy may be the ideal solution. At Florida Spine and Sports Medicine, we focus on helping patients return to mobile, independent lives without the need for the risks and downtime associated with highly invasive surgery.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy can be used alone, or adult stem cell therapy is often used in conjunction with PRP as a means of promoting healing in degenerated or injured joints, cartilage, muscles, and tendons. From knee pain to spine pain, there are a wide range of conditions that may respond to these forms of regenerative medicine. Some of the most common issues that Dr. Lox treats at Florida Spine and Sports Medicine include knee arthritis, meniscal tears, S/I joint pain, hip conditions, shoulder pain, and ankle pain, among others.
If you live in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Tampa, or anywhere else in the nation and would like to schedule a consultation to discuss PRP therapy, stem cell therapy, or other alternatives to joint surgery with Dr. Lox, please contact Florida Spine and Sports Medicine today.