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Knee Stem Cell Injections

Knee Stem Cell Injections can be a treatment for chronic pain such as Avascular Necrosis as a means of non-surgical treatment as opposed to surgery. Stem Cell Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis using platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapy to regenerate joint tissue has been utilized for over a decade with notable results. The area of injury or arthritis is ...

Rotator Cuff Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy

When evaluating rotator cuff treatment options, patients might believe that surgery is the only way to find much-needed pain relief. However, adult stem cell therapy (in which a physiatrist extracts stem cells from the patient’s own fat tissue or bone marrow, processes them, then re-injects them into a target site) provides patients with a minimally invasive option for significant quality ...

Manage Hip Pain Conservatively with a Hip Replacement Alternative

With a hip replacement alternative, it may be possible to manage hip pain and degeneration conservatively and forego major surgery. Once considered an ailment of the elderly and infirm, debilitating hip pain actually affects many young and active patients. Indeed, many celebrities, including dancers, rock stars, actors, athletes, and even British royalty, have publicly shared their stories of enduring the ...

Stem Cell Knee Repair Provides a Conservative Solution for the Relief of Knee Pain

Stem cell knee repair may be a viable, non-surgical option for the treatment of pain arising from a damaged knee joint. At the Florida Spine & Sports Medicine Center, Dennis M. Lox, M.D., performs innovative adult stem cell treatments that enable his patients to return to their formerly active lifestyles much sooner than if they had undergone traditional surgeries. In ...

Stem Cell Cartilage Repair Provides a Non-Surgical Alternative for the Treatment of Damaged Cartilage

Stem cell cartilage repair may be effective in helping to restore cartilage and joints ravaged by osteoarthritis and other forms of degeneration. This cutting-edge, non-surgical pain treatment procedure is performed at the Florida Spine and Sports Medicine Center by Dennis M. Lox, M.D., a highly skilled and experienced physician who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. With keen ...

Adipose Stem Cell Therapy Can Treat a Variety of Medical Disorders

Adipose stem cell therapy has been used since the early 2000s to treat a growing list of medical disorders. Adipose, or fatty tissue, is rich with stem cells capable of differentiating into muscle, cartilage, and bone. In addition, research has shown that, unlike that found in bone marrow, the concentration of stem cells present in fat does not decrease as ...

Knee Replacement Alternatives Alleviate Pain Without Surgery 

Knee replacement alternatives, such as the platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy performed by Dennis M. Lox, M.D., at the Florida Spine and Sports Medicine Center, can alleviate pain stemming from overuse, injury, autoimmune disorders, and degenerative arthritis without the risk or inconvenience of surgery. Dr. Lox, a board certified doctor, founded his center in 1990 with ...

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Repair Damaged Joints 

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy can help repair damaged joints by encouraging the regeneration of healthy tissue. Dennis M. Lox, M.D., a board certified physician, performs this progressive, minimally invasive technique at his state-of-the-art clinic, Florida Spine and Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Lox is a leader in ground-breaking non-surgical pain treatment and has helped many patients find relief and recommence the ...

Stem Cell Joint Injections Can Relieve Pain Without Surgery 

Stem cell joint therapy is a conservative, advanced method of restoring damaged tissue by augmenting the body’s own healing processes. Dennis M. Lox, M.D., performs cutting-edge stem cell procedures at his state-of-the-art clinic, Florida Spine and Sports Medicine Center, which he founded in 1990 after graduating from Texas Tech University School of Medicine and completing his residency at the University ...

A Stem Cell Procedure Can Provide Non-Surgical Relief for the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis and Joint Injuries

A stem cell procedure performed by Dennis M. Lox, M.D., a highly skilled and experienced physician who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, can provide a non-surgical path to relief for patients suffering from osteoarthritis and joint injuries. In 1990, Dr. Lox founded Sports and Regenerative Medicine Centers with a vision of enhancing his patients’ quality of life ...

Joint Replacement Alternatives for Patients with Osteoarthritis, Sports Injuries & Other Joint Conditions 

Learning more about joint replacement alternatives is an essential part of making informed, educated decisions regarding your treatment plan. If you are struggling with a chronic injury or degenerative joint condition and think you have considered all of the nonsurgical therapies available, Dennis M. Lox, MD, at Florida Spine & Sports Medicine Center would like to tell you about the ...

Stem Cell Treatments Offer Patients a Nonsurgical Means of Joint Pain Relief

Stem cell treatments offer many patients a minimally invasive, nonsurgical means of relief from degenerative joint conditions and sports injuries. If you are struggling with reduced mobility and quality of life because of osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, a tendon tear, or degenerative disc disease, and you would like to learn more about your options for regenerative medicine and joint replacement alternatives, ...

PRP Injections from an experienced Sports and Rehabilitation Specialist

PRP Injections from an experienced Sports and Rehabilitation Specialist Clearwater, Tampa and Saint Petersburg Florida Area. Dennis Lox M.D. has practiced in the greater Tampa Bay Florida community for over 20 years, combining his skills in sports, orthopedic, musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis treatment to thousands of patients. Located conveniently in Clearwater near the airport and beaches and easy access to ...

What do you do when your told your knee is not quite bad enough for replacement surgery?

If you or a loved one has faced the situation that your doctor has informed you your knee has a lot of arthritis and eventually you will need a knee joint  replacement....but not yet.  Where do you go with that information? A common side comment is, you will know when it's time.  Equally an unsoothing statement. At this juncture, conservative ...

PRP Therapy in the Tampa, FL Area for Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis & Other Musculoskeletal Conditions

PRP for Tampa patients is available from Florida Spine and Sports Medicine, the area’s leading clinic for regenerative medicine and nonsurgical joint treatments. Founder and Medical Director, Dennis M. Lox, MD,, specializes in platelet rich plasma therapy as a means of helping joints, muscles, and tendons in the spine, knees, shoulders, and other areas to repair themselves, possibly delaying or ...

Adult Stem Cell Knee Therapy Available from a Board Certified Doctor

Adult stem cell therapy for knee arthritis or injury is the ideal choice if you have been suffering from knee joint pain and are not ready to explore the option of surgery. At Florida Spine and Sports Medicine, Dennis M. Lox, MD, offers adult stem cell treatments for knee pain related to osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, ACL tears, tendonitis, and other ...

Platelet-Rich Plasma

Clearwater, Tampa, St Petersburg, Florida Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP is an exciting technological breakthrough in sports and orthopedic medicine.  Autologous Blood (the patient's own) is drawn and centrifuged.  This separates the red blood cells and watery plasma, leaving a concentrate of platelets, white blood cells and tiny stem cells. The concentrate is then injected into injured body areas, resulting in an accelerated healing ...