A Sports Talk Trip with Dr. Lox to his Los Angeles based Beverly Hills, California Office
Dr. Lox getting his hair cut at Giuseppe Franco with Antonia and World’s Tallest Bodybuilder, Aaron Reed.
Beverly Hills, CA
Trips for Dr. Lox to Beverly Hills, California can be hectic. Getting a haircut at Giuseppe Franco’s, lunch with world’s tallest bodybuilder, Aaron Reed. You have to finish seeing patients, pack and get to the airport. Airport travel is more cumbersome today. Despite this, you need to be in a good mood and try to be pleasant, because you never know what lies in store for you. This trip started, as usual, a race to the airport after, seeing patients. That’s when things changed positively in the universe.
Dr. Lox is a Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in the metropolitan Los Angeles area of Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Lox treats a variety of Patients from professional athletes, celebrities, weekend warriors to those with arthritis pain as they age.
Dr. Lox and Stem Cell Therapy
This trip started on a flight bound for Los Angeles, California. The flight attendant was moving the beverage cart and Dr. Lox was doing some paperwork as usual. When the flight attendant got to Dr. Lox he asked for coffee. There was a long pause, “what, no coffee?” The flight attendant responded, “Dr. Lox it’s Ann, your patient”. She was gracious, offering to move Dr. Lox to first class and add some Baileys Irish Creme to the coffee, however, this was a blog writing trip…No Baileys this trip. Later Dr. Lox struck up a conversation with the passenger seated next to him, a sports buff.
The conversation soon flourished to a round robin of who’s who in sports greatness and the truly great legends. We concluded Bo Jackson and Secretariat were clearly genetic freaks, a cut above other greats. We bantered other worthy candidates such as Derrick Brooks, the NFL Hall of Fame linebacker and retired NFL player now radio personality Ian Beckles, both patients of Dr. Lox.
Why this talk? Some athletes, such as Michael Jordan, Jim Brown, Babe Ruth, and Jesse Owens function on a higher plane than those around them. In the case of Bo Jackson, he still holds the unofficial 40-yard dash combine record of 4.12 seconds. He was big and strong and didn’t lift weights. His natural talent, at an extraordinary level, allowed him to excel in baseball and football. He was electrifying to watch. In baseball a long fly ball was against the backfield wall, rather than crashing into it, Bo Jackson defied gravity and ran up the wall, turned dropped down then threw the ball a rifle shot to home plate. Nobody runs up a wall. Just try it. There was a Nike campaign Bo Knows Bo. If Bo Jackson struck out he broke the bat across his massive thighs like a twig. Don’t try this, It’s not normal.
When Seattle Seahawk linebacker Brain Bosworth talked trash before a highly anticipated game with the Oakland Raiders, he said basically he would shut Bo Jackson down. Watch the highlights. Bo ran over Bosworth, flattening him on his back in the end zone to score a touchdown. Standing over him, Bo told Bosworth to take the bus. Jackson was so good he left baseball season and started football after baseball ended, without practicing he was the number one running back for Oakland making the great Marcus Allen number 2.
If it wasn’t for a devastating freak accident to Bo Jackson’s hip he would have played longer. Bo Jackson developed avascular necrosis (AVN) of his hip and eventually had a hip replacement. Dr. Lox an expert on avascular necrosis (AVN) has lectured to university professors on the use of stem cells and Regenerative Medicine in the treatment of AVN. Imagine if stem cells were around during Bo Jackson’s career days. Dr. Lox has helped teenage athletes with AVN of various body parts return to their sport with stem cells and Regenerative Medicine strategies even getting college scholarships, a worthy goal when other doctors have said their sports career was over.
Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973 and is considered by many to be the greatest horse in history. To this day, no other horse has outrun the Secretariat at the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness, and at The Belmont Stakes. An incredible feat, Secretariat was later found to have an enlarged heart a trait that allowed him to pump larger amounts of oxygenated blood to increase speed and endurance…a truly genetic freak.
Breeding attempts with Secretariat’s offspring failed to produce another heir worthy of his accomplishment. This was years later to be found to be because the enlarged heart gene was carried as an x gene trait, meaning it was passed by female offspring carrying these traits. Unknowingly, breeding preferentially males to top mares did not accomplish this goal. It is possible after all these years? Secretariat will stand the test of time until another super normal horse comes along. For now, watch footage of the three derby races and especially the Belmont many racing experts maintain is the greatest horse race accomplishment of all time in his 32 length margin of victory.
Iheart Radio & Petros Papadakis
The passenger sitting next to Dr. Lox he was an avid listener to iheart Los Angeles Sports Radio, and a fan of Petros Papadakis. Surprise again, Petros Papadakis a former USC halfback and team captain is also a Dr. Lox patient for an old football foot injury. Small world. After discussing golf, the passenger then stated he plays golf in Los Angeles and sometimes runs into Cleveland Brown and NFL hall of fame legendary great running back Jim Brown. If you are going to talk about the greatest sports legends this was an interesting way to spend a few hours traveling on a plane bound to a common end city of Los Angeles, California.
Trip back to Tampa
Concluding this interesting trip at the airport terminal in Tampa going back to baggage claim, Dr. Lox ran into another Tampa Bay passenger on. The same non-stop LAX from Los Angeles, California to Tampa. This patient Dr. Lox had previous sat within The Los Angeles airport at LAX discussing the irony of running into him while they both traveled. Now Dr. Lox saw him again over a year later in a different airport he relayed the flight attendant story, and the patient said my knees are still good after knee stem cell therapy.
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Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California 310-975-7033
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.