Helping Your Body Heal Itself
Often patients want simple, but a more specific understanding of how stem cells actually work. That’s good, because understanding stem cells is still unfolding. They are very complicated and sophisticated to understand.
What is a Stem Cell?
Basically, a stem cell is an undifferentiated cell that can become a new cell if needed for repair. They monitor blood cells and replace dying ones when needed. They create more fat cells when we keep overeating, because the food has to be stored. Good for winter, bad for just gaining weight. But, when a stem cell is placed in an injured or arthritic joint, they can help heal to a degree. All depending on how much is damaged. Stem cells are not normally in our joints, so on an evolutionary basis, we are meant to break down. Using stem cells to help the body heal itself is a useful way of understanding it.
Knowing Your OptionsWhen dealing with your own health, research and being educated is important. If a Doctor recommends surgery, you should seek a second opinion. Surgery is not ALWAYS the best option. There are alternatives to surgery.
Regenerative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Understanding Regenerative Medicine as a means to help your body heal itself, without the risk of surgery, can complement all the aspects of staying healthy by leading a Sports and Regenerative Medicine way of life.
Regenerative Medicine and Your Lifestyle
Regenerative Medicine focuses on stimulating your body to repair its tissues and systems, greatly increasing your body’s ability to repair and regenerate. However, in many cases, a patient also needs to eliminate the causes of poor health. Most people unintentionally do things every day that injure their body without being aware of it. Healthy sleep habits, diet, exercise and your mental health all play a factor in your body’s overall health.
Dr. Lox: An Expert In Regenerative Medicine
Many patients consult with Dr. Lox for pain relief, sports injuries, arthritis and also as a second opinion after being given a recommendation of joint surgery. Several patients that Dr. Lox has treated, were once told that they needed a replacement surgery ended up having Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Lox and had a successful outcome, WITHOUT surgery. https://www.drlox.com/dr-lox-bio/
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.