Dr. Lox on Low Back Pain – Weights, Exercises, Diet and Stem Cell Injections in LA
Your Low Back and Your Pain: Exercises and Weightlifting
A frequent question Dr. Lox is asked is, “What exercises are right to do for low back pain? What about lifting weights in the gym? Can stem cells help with their low back pain?” Understanding low back pain, anatomy, and physiology are important. There is no “one size fits all” exercise for everyone because not everyone has the same issue so not everyone should do the same low back exercise.
An experienced Sports and Regenerative Medicine Physician will go over everything at the patient’s consultation. The doctor will review the patient’s history, examination, X-rays, and MRI’s to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan.
Weights and Your Back
Dr. Lox says “Don’t try this at home”.
A law of physics states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Lifting heavy weights impacts significant forces on the lower back including the disc, facet joints, ligaments, spinal canal, and the overlying musculature. Working with an expert to design the appropriate exercise program is very essential to success.
Diet and Your Weight on Your Back
Being 20 pounds overweight places approximately 100 pounds of additional force on a patient’s lower back. A patient suffering from low back pain should not carry a 100-pound backpack all day. Weight control through proper dieting and proper exercises is important. Frequently, patients complain that they can’t exercise because of low back pain or weight gain.
Your Back and Stem Cell Injections
Depending on a patient’s condition, stem cell injections may be the right choice. Regenerative Medicine includes PRP, growth factors, scaffolds, and stem cell injections.
Consult with Dr. Lox today.
Tampa Bay, Florida (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.