Professional Baseball Pitcher has Shoulder Labral Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Professional Baseball Pitcher has Shoulder Labral Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Professional Baseball Pitcher has Shoulder Labral Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Professional Baseball Pitcher has Shoulder Labral Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Professional sports athletes are turning more towards stem cell therapy as an option to surgery. A professional baseball pitcher, diagnosed with a tear or torn shoulder glenoid labrum had recurring pain with shoulder movement and pitching. His fastball velocity dropped. The shoulder joint is covered with a cartilage structure called the glenoid labrum. The pitcher eventually had arthroscopic surgery. After a period of rehabilitation he returned to pitching. However, his fastball velocity never consistently returned. This resulted in his release after the season ended. Pitchers are frequently assessed by their fastball speed. An unfortunate fact is many Professional Major League Baseball pitchers do not return to pitch professionally after undergoing shoulder surgery.

This pitcher had heard about Dr. Lox, and what he did for another MLB pitcher with stem cell therapy for his shoulder, he then consulted Dr. Dennis Lox for shoulder stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox is an expert in stem cell therapy, and the utilization of stem cells for the treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries.

The pitcher after conferring with Dr. Lox, elected to undergo stem cell therapy for his injured pitching shoulder with Dr. Lox.
After his stem cell treatment with Dr. Lox, he began training after a rest period time with his athletic trainer. Slowly he progressed over 4-6 months, then he began to throw faster, until reaching his pre-injury and surgery velocity of over 90 m.p.h.

Baseball pitchers are often measured in velocity of their pitches. The radar gun reflects the velocity of the pitch. If the pitcher throws fast enough, watching scouts are interested, and they may be resigned by a baseball team on the spot. This is the nature of professional baseball. Performance not loyalty dictates play and contracts. Many professional baseball pitchers are analytically looking at surgical statistics for their career. While shoulder labral and even Tommy John elbow surgery, may reflect 2/3 return to pitch. Duration of professional pitching is statically not long for these pitchers.

A few gifted ones pitch for years after and have long careers, however this is not the norm. This makes stem cell therapy for professional baseball pitchers with shoulder and elbow problems all the more attractive.

Not only baseball players, but weekend warriors from weight lifters, bodybuilders, tennis players, and golfers, are prone to shoulder disorders. Loss of their ability to play, may not be their career, but it often is a stress relief after work, and leads to their happiness. Stem cell therapy and Regenerative Medicine treatments are not just a passing fancy in sports. They are deep rooted in the pathophysiology of joint injury, joint degeneration and ultimately the ability to foster repair mechanisms. Healing without the use of surgery may be just the answer the athlete is looking for.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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Dr. Dennis Lox Lectures to Future of Regenerative Medicine Congress Meeting 2017

Dr. Dennis Lox Lectures to Future of Regenerative Medicine Congress Meeting 2017

Dr. Dennis Lox Lectures to Future of Regenerative Medicine Congress Meeting 2017

Dr. Dennis Lox an expert in stem cell medicine presented his experience in the field of stem cell medicine with athletes, sports medicine, and osteoarthritis patients in The New Jersey meeting May 16-18, 2017. Keynote Speaker and internationally renown stem cell expert Dr. Anthony Atala addressed the audience. Dr. Atala who was featured on 60 minutes, spoke on his research in 3-D Bio-printing of human organs and other milestones in the field of stem cell medicine. Experts presented on various topics through out the conference. The Andrews Orthopedic Institute was represented by Dr. Adam Antz. Dr. Lox maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida and in Beverly Hills, California, spoke on complex orthopedic and sports medicine cases.

Dr. Lox discussed cases ranging from athletes obtaining college scholarships to the professional ranks in various sports. Dr. Lox has utilized stem cell therapy for the treatment of a variety of conditions from foot, knee, hip, spine, elbow and neck and back pain.

Dr. Lox has treated athletes from all types of sports. Ballerinas, soccer, baseball, football players up to the professional ranks. There is no simple method to address everyone as the same patient, instead an individualized approach is needed to assess each patient to get the best results. This requires knowledge of the patients unique circumstances that each wishes to address or does not even know is an issue for their particular needs. It does require an expert in the field to assure best results. Dr. Lox maintains this approach, and has lectured both on the national and international level.

Patients have traveled from other countries to see Dr. Lox and gather his insight into their condition. This has led to many different discussions from experts around the globe on various types of stem cell treatments. There are many different opinions and not total uniformity of thought on any subject matter. Dr. Lox has stayed abreast of the field of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy. This translates to better care for his patients.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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Knee Pain in a 80 yr old Treated with Stem Cells

Knee Pain in a 80 yr old Treated with Stem Cells

Knee Pain in a 80 yr old Treated with Stem Cells

Knee pain can have many causes in the elderly. Dr. Dennis Lox is an expert in stem cell therapy and frequently lectures on knee pain causes in the elderly. The most common cause is knee arthritis or osteoarthritis. This can be treated with knee stem cell therapy. Knee arthritis is more complex than just a wear and tear phenomenon. Knee pain may occur as a result of earlier injury, late injury, prior surgery, and bio mechanical abnormalities.

Biomechanics can affect the knee in many ways. Limping due to a variety of factors can place undue stress on the knee. Obesity markedly overloads the knee compartment, which can exacerbate underlying knee arthritis. The combination of prior knee injury, gaining weight, and the ensuing lack of exercise is a frequent complaint of patients with chronic knee pain.

Knee meniscal tears are common. Surgery for knee meniscal tears is also very common. As people age the effects of these prior problems become magnified. This means it is not just wear and tear, there are many factors involved.

Genetics may also play a role. Some individuals are predetermined to have longer life spans. This does translate to cell functioning. Cells may be programmed to live longer as well. This bodes well for the genetically blessed in stem cells for knees as well. Some people will function better after stem cells. This can be seen in how athletic some older patients are in comparison to others. Not everyone just wants pain relief or improved functional level, they want to be active in sports even at 80. From walking, hiking, jogging, martial arts, or even doing the splits.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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A Patient with Knee Stem Cells greets Dr. Lox in Los Angeles Airport

A Patient with Knee Stem Cells greets Dr. Lox in Los Angeles Airport

A Patient with Knee Stem Cells greets Dr. Lox in Los Angeles Airport

A patient who had previously treated with Dr. Lox for knee stem cells, greeted Dr Lox in the Los Angeles airport. Both the patient and Dr. Lox fly frequently between Los Angeles and Florida. The patient proclaimed I wondered when I would run into you. He then showed off his improved knee range of motion since his knee stem cell therapy.

The patient is a frequent business flier between Los Angeles, California and Florida. He knew Dr. Lox also travels frequently as he has a Beverly Hills, California office in addition to his Tampa Bay, Florida office.

The conversation turned towards the lifespan of knee stem cells and the science behind it. Dr. Lox is a frequent lecturer on the national and international level. Stem cells are different for different individuals. Their are individual variances among different people. There are also genetic, and environmental influences. Patients who are younger will invariably have younger stem cells. However, people age at different rates and some people look older than their years, while some age slowly. Also patients who have had chronic diseases, and cancer, may have had cellular effects which impacts on their stem cells.

Stem cells may also exert a beneficial response at variable durations. This can be affected by many variables as well. How much bio-mechanical stress is impacted upon the joint after the stem cell procedure is also very important. The exact nuances between various patients is also still being determined. Stem cells are very sophisticated cells, and the influences of various factors that interact with each patients own stem cells is a very diverse myriad of interconnecting variables.

So even a casual airport conversation may turn into a scientific discussion of stem cell functioning.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Dr. Dennis Lox a stem cell expert has been treating Avascular Necrosis (AVN) for many years with stem cell therapy. The hip is the most common joint afflicted with Avascular Necrosis. AVN may be seen in one hip or sometimes in both. It also may present in unusual fashions such as the hip or knee depending on the underlying cause of the Avascular Necrosis. Dr. Lox has seen nearly every type of AVN, in different joints and with different underlying causes. Dr. Lox has successfully treated patients with a wide range of underlying causes of AVN, and different joints with stem cell therapy.

The most common cause of AVN of the hip is trauma. Another frequent cause of hip AVN is referred to as idiopathic. This implies the cause is unknown. Medical disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus have been associated with Avascular Necrosis. Even a common treatment for these autoimmune disorders corticosteroids (cortisone) has been associated with an increased frequency of AVN. Cortisone in high doses is also used for many other conditions such as asthma.

Avascular Necrosis is also sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis or ischemic necrosis. Different words for the same problem. AVN occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is disrupted. This leads to bone cell death or necrosis. Again the most common joint affected is the hip.dr. Lox has seen numerous cases where both hips had AVN. The problem with Avascular Necrosis is not just the bone that dies or becomes necrotic, it is the secondary joint destruction that may follow. Often hip replacement surgery is recommended, and this has led to many patients seeking alternative treatment strategies such as stem cell therapy. If prevention of progression joint destruction occurs surgery may not be necessary. This scenario is often can be devastating to an athlete and end their sporting career. Preventing joint replacement is a desirable goal in many sports, and therefore Dr. Lox has seen and treated many athletes with stem cell therapy for Avascular Necrosis.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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Volleyball Player states she is 100% at 6 months after Knee Stem Cells

Volleyball Player states she is 100% at 6 months after Knee Stem Cells

Volleyball Player states she is 100% at 6 months after Knee Stem Cells

A volleyball player with knee pain treated with Dr. Dennis For knee stem cells.

The volleyball player had continued knee pain for an extended duration and sought out Dr. Lox for knee stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox has treated many athletes with stem cell therapy. When knee pain precludes an athlete from continued sports participation despite conservation measures they are often left with surgical opinions or seeking alternative treatment measures. This athlete chose to have Dr. Lox perform knee stem cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy is gaining interest not only in athletes, but more and more patients are looking for options to heal their own bodies. Stem cell therapy provides this opportunity in some cases. Having an expert like Dr. Lox evaluate your treatment options is invaluable. Dr. Lox has treated patients from all types of sports, even those who have already had surgery and did not improve. Many athletes are now looking into alternative measures for these reasons. Sports is a way of life for athletes and keeping them functioning at their highest level is paramount for them. Stem cell therapy has emerged as a viable option for all level of sports, even professional athletes have turned to stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox has treated multiple professional athletes from a variety of sports. Stem cells may help the patient’s own body to heal itself. By utilizing such an approach athletes may not just save their sporting career but extend it. Stem cells may work by various pathways including regeneration of tissue. Joint injuries often lead over a period of time to progress degenerative arthritis. This pattern may also be halted or reversed to some degree by stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox frequently lectures on the national and international level on these topics.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com ¬†| ¬†info@drlox.com

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Thumb arthritis in a Hairstylist Treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Thumb arthritis in a Hairstylist Treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Thumb arthritis in a Hairstylist Treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Dr. Lox has treated numerous hairstylist with thumb arthritis with stem cell therapy.

The constant repetitive motions incurred with styling and using scissors for cutting often over time leads to thumb degenerative osteoarthritis. Dr. Lox has treated hairstylists from all over the country for their thumbs. This problem can lead to loss of their job due to the pain and debility associated with this problem. Some hairstylists own their own salon creating an even greater burden. This has led many such stylists to seek care with Dr. Lox for stem cell therapy.

When arthritis sets in due to repetitive overuse, it is referred to as degenerative osteoarthritis, not rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease.

Stem cells may exert an effect on autoimmune disorders as well. Stem cells are immune modulators and therefore can disrupt cell signals which result in tissue breakdown of both autoimmune and degenerative osteoarthritis. As autoimmune disorders are typically systemic in nature, the delivery route of stem cells is not as easy as in an isolated joint affected from overuse.

Stem cells are master regulators of the immunomodulatory system, as well as having the capacity to regenerate or repair tissue. It is the ability of stem cells to initiate tissue repair which makes them, unlike any traditional medical therapy. Anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone, Hyaluronic acid injections all cannot do these functions. That is why traditional medical therapies fail to halt the progression of degenerative arthritis.

As hairstylists continue to repetitively incur daily micro trauma to their thumbs or fingers the ongoing stress continues and culminates into a worn out joint. Stem cells may be a viable treatment option for patients who suffer from this. Obviously, early treatment is better than dealing with a completely worn out joint. Discuss your particular case with an expert like Dr. Lox to know whether stem cell therapy may be suitable for your condition.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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Kung Fu Master Opts For Shoulder Supraspinatus Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Kung Fu Master Opts For Shoulder Supraspinatus Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Kung Fu Master Opts For Shoulder Supraspinatus Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Dr. Lox has treated many martial artists with stem cell therapy. It is interesting to see the older wiser ones who are unassuming, and one would never know that they are highly trained individuals. They are mild mannered and would rather walk away from trouble than create a problem.

This 60-year-old patient was very interesting as well. He was an undefeated high school wrestler, who turned down a college scholarship to wrestle at Nebraska. Instead, he wanted to make money right away, ignoring his father’s advice to go to college he chose working in the oil fields. Soon thereafter, he missed the athletic competition and got into amateur boxing becoming very successful. He continued to work in manual labor fields, but his knowledge for advancing his physical skills continued. His next venture was Kung Fu. He has trained in it for over 35 years. Often engaging in no holds barred full contact sparring for hours at a time.

It wasn’t until he couldn’t raise his dominant right arm that he thought he should seek medical attention. He still continued to fight albeit one armed. A true warrior mentality. He was found to have early shoulder degenerative arthritis with a small incomplete rotator cuff tear of the supraspinatus tendon. He elected to proceed with shoulder rotator cuff supraspinatus tendon stem cell therapy wig Dr. Lox. He has so far done very well and behaved in his martial arts training allowing the stem cells time to repair before traumatizing his dominant arm. When asked what he would do if he was physically confronted and there was no option to retreat, he quickly replied I would break their leg and walk away. No doubt this would end quickly. It is amazing to see the discipline in older martial artists who have a lifetime of experience, as well as inspirational to see that whether it is martial arts or not, the human body will respond to exercise at all ages. Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy may also be a reasonable treatment option in these cases.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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Stem Cells Athletes and AVN

Stem Cells, Athletes and AVN

Stem Cells, Athletes and AVN

Athletes are prone to many types of injuries. Athletes are also turning towards stem cells for a variety of injury treatments. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) occurs when a region of bone dies due to lack of blood flow. This predisposes the area of necrotic bone to degenerate quickly. This can end an athletes career, and has ended many players careers. The most famous case was Bo Jackson the professional football and baseball player. Bo Jackson developed hip AVN after being tackled in a football game. Jackson never played professional football again, but did return for 1 more year of professional baseball.

There are many other terms for Avascular necrosis, including ischemic necrosis, aseptic necrosis and osteonecrosis. All these terms refer to the same disorder. Stem cells offer the athlete the possibility of avoiding surgery if the area of AVN is repaired or does not progress, allowing return to sport. Surgical options can be career ending when dealing with AVN.

Stem cells may exert their effect by a variety of mechanisms. The most important factor is halting the progression to a rapid degenerating joint, however if a reparative effect occurs naturally the more options the patient has. Children with a type of hip AVN known as Legg Cathes Perthes disease may display spontaneous healing. This may be due to larger numbers of stem cells residing in young joints, however not all do heal spontaneously. Some develop significant degenerative arthritis in their twenties.

The ability of athletes to have an alternative treatment option such as Regenerative Medicine techniques and stem cell therapy can provide an alternative in some cases to career ending surgery. AVN of some joints such as the hip or knee, may result in recommendations for hip or knee joint replacement surgery. These surgeries are often not compatible with some sports.

Other joints affected with AVN such as the ankle or wrist often lead to recommendations for wrist or ankle fusion. Both of these surgeries preclude return to most sports. These reasons are often what leads athletes to seek consul regarding stem cell therapy with an expert such as Dr. Lox.

If your in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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Canadian with Hip Arthritis has Stem Cells with Dr. Lox in Beverly Hills

Canadian with Hip Arthritis has Stem Cells with Dr. Lox in Beverly Hills

Canadian with Hip Arthritis has Stem Cells with Dr. Lox in Beverly Hills

A Canadian who lives in Western Canada flew to see Dr. Lox in his Beverly Hills, California office for hip stem cells. The woman had suffered from hip pain for several years. She had tried conservative measures, but to no avail. She investigated hip stem cells after reading about Dr. Dennis Lox. After consultation with Dr. Lox she elected to proceed with hip stem cell therapy.

Hip arthritis may develop from a variety of causes. These may include prior trauma, surgery, excessive weight gain and genetic predisposition to hip arthritis.

Stem cells may exert a reparative effect on hip arthritis by influencing the signals which propagate degenerative hip breakdown. Stem cells are also reparative cells and may work towards repairing damaging cartilage. There are many clinical trials under way to research exactly how to maximize this effect.

Unfortunately too many patients learn they have hip arthritis after they have severe X-ray changes. This has sometimes been referred to as silent arthritis in which the symptoms develop long after the X-rays or radiographic changes occur.

Other patients begin to complain of hip or joint pain early and their corresponding X-ray’s show early arthritis. In the treatment of hip arthritis with stem cell therapy, early diagnosis and treatment is generally associated with a better outcome. This is not always the case, as some patients with severe X-ray changes do well with stem cell therapy. In all cases it is better to consult an expert such as Dr. Lox who has treated a vast array of patients from all age groups and with a variety of problems.

If your in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033. www.drlox.com | info@drlox.com

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