Chronic Low Back Pain Treated Successfully with PRP and Stem Cells
When chronic low back pain occurs, it often frustrates and confounds the patient that there does not appear to be any lasting answers or relief. In fact, statistics have revealed only a 50% success rate with back surgery. That’s like flipping a coin. Not really the best odds or success rates to instill confidence to have these back surgeries. The truth is that back surgery is successful for very select cases. However, chronic back pain is second only to the common cold in frequency and occurrence. That means the vast majority of patients will not benefit from back surgery and that is why the statistics are so low for success.
An alternative to low back surgery (in select circumstances) is Regenerative Medicine techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy. PRP and stem cell treatments may be used for certain disorders that cause low back pain. However, just as in surgery there are certain conditions that do not respond to stem cell treatment. This is why it is invaluable that an expert in Regenerative Medicine and the treatment of low back pain evaluate the patient prior to planning any procedure so you can make your decisions based on the best information available.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando, and Spring Hill and can accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. To learn more about stem cell therapy and other regenerative services offered by Dr. Lox, call (727) 462-5582.
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.