Back Pain Patient seeks Dr. Lox for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Therapy
A patient with chronic back pain that trains guide dogs for the Blind, was having trouble in her daily life and training the guide dogs due to her pain. She elected to consult Dennis M. Lox M.D. on referral from a family member for his expertise in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. She had seen a spine surgeon who initially wanted to operate then changed his mind. Puzzling and confusing for the patient.
This resolved her to try and avoid back surgery as her research had reflected and was confirmed by Dr. Lox, that back surgery in the United States is roughly 50 %. That’s 50% helped and 50 % not helped. A coin toss is 50/50. Bad odds for a serious decision. She was also a lifelong athlete in ballet, and her weight was always under control until she developed the back pain. She had gained 15 pounds. A lot to her. Translation to her knee approximately 75 pounds more force on her knee daily.
Patients Goals are Important
Her goal was to get the back pain diminished to get back to the former quality of life she enjoyed. Train her dogs. Giving a guide dog for the blind is the noblest gesture and pinnacle of dog training. She also wanted her old body back. Luckily, Dr. Lox has in-depth knowledge of diet, exercise programs and how to get the results you want the quickest and most effective way. Having consulted 2 former Mr. Olympia’s the highest order in Men’s Professional Bodybuilding, and countless other weightlifters, bodybuilders, fitness competitors, Dr. Lox has gained a lot of knowledge to share with his patients.
Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Therapy and Back Pain
There are many forms of Regenerative Medicine available. In this case concentrated platelets from PRP provide growth factors, a concentrated cell graft with stem cells can provide inflammatory modulation, and cartilage or joint repair. Repair to worn parts of the spine such as the facet joints can provide tremendous relief in select cases where diagnostic blocks have shown a preponderance of pain being generated from these facet joints. In this case it was so. An exercise and diet program were also prescribed. She was extremely motivated to begin moving forward. She had spent so many months stuck in neutral that having a game plan was very exciting for her. Even her guide dog was excited.Helping patients like this to help other people’s lives is very rewarding.
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