ABC Action News Dr. Lox Discusses Stem Cells with Boxing Champion Antonio Tarver and Ian Beckles
Dennis M. Lox M.D., an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine was featured on an ABC Action News three-part series on athletes and stem cells.
The third in the series featured former World Boxing Champion Antonio Tarver and former NFL Football Player and Radio Personality Ian Beckles, both are Regenerative medicine patients of Dr. Lox.
Dr. Lox has treated a variety of professional athletes from all types of sports from a Professional Boxer to a Ballerina.
Former World Boxing Champion Antonio Tarver
Antonio Tarver is a former multi-divisional World Boxing Champion, including former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He sought treatment with Dr.Lox for shoulder, knee and ankle pain.
Tarver, a southpaw or left-handed boxer was also featured in the movie Rocky Balboa, as the Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky fights in the sixth of the Rocky franchise movies.
A boxer needs their shoulder working properly, and shoulder pain can really hurt physically, and your ability to box. Certain sports which require a lot of repetitive arm motion, especially overhead, predisposes to shoulder rotator cuff problems and impingement syndrome.
Dr. Lox has treated numerous athletes with these types of shoulder problems with shoulder regenerative stem cell therapy. Tennis players and weightlifters often develop these types of shoulder pain syndromes.
Depending on the severity of the problem it may be amenable to shoulder stem cell therapy. It is important to have a thorough comprehensive evaluation by an expert in Regenerative Medicine to determine is shoulder stem cell therapy is a good option for your shoulder problem. Dr. Lox is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine.
In addition to shoulder problems, Antonio Tarver was evaluated for knee and ankle problems. Years of road work can take their toll on a boxer. An arthritic ankle makes if difficult or impossible to do traditional boxing conditioning work such as jumping rope or running miles to get in shape. These types of issues with reasonable goals make stem cell therapy attractive options for professional athletes and former professional athletes looking for quality of life and increased functional level.
Ian Beckles Former NFL Professional Football Player and Radio Personality
Ian Beckles is a former NFL lineman. Lineman in professional football are in the trenches, engaged in trench warfare at the line of scrimmage to protect the quarterback, and push other very large linemen out of the way to open up holes in the defense or get to the football or Quarterback, or both.
It is a punishing position. Ian admits to many injuries and surgeries as a result of this. When Ian Beckles knee pain began to hamper his lifestyle he turned to Dr. Lox for knee regenerative stem cell therapy. After his knee regenerative stem cell therapy, Ian became pain-free and even taught a spin class.
Teaching a spin class is something a person with knee pain would not contemplate. Every patient is different with different needs, goals, and aspirations. Each person must be individualized assessed.
Not every person is the same, so expecting the same outcome as someone else is fraught with error. Be careful of so-called stem cell experts, who exert claims of complete relief or exact percentages of who gets better. Again, not every human being is the same.
This is what is called personalized medicine, and why each and every patient must be individually evaluated for the best possible results. Dr. Lox practices Sports and Regenerative Medicine in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California. You deserve the best, and a personalized approach to your Sports and Regenerative needs.
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About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.