After Neck Surgery and Stem Cells, Peyton Manning Shines
Peyton Manning, considered already one of the greatest NFL Quarterbacks of all time, has done the seemingly impossible at what many consider the twilight of his career by breaking the biggest single season records in the history of the NFL. At age 37, when most Quarterbacks are retired, Manning has upped his game. Breaking the single season record for most touchdown passes (55), most yardage in a season (5477), and his team, the Denver Broncos, became the first 600 point team.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D., an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, states Manning was not the first professional athlete to turn to Regenerative Medicine when an injury threatened their playing career.
Dr. Lox comments on how many elite athletes have been using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for years. Dr. Lox feels the trend will be for the doctors of professional athletes to incorporate stem cells alone, or in combination with other Regenerative procedures, in order to get the most out of a career. The advantage of using Regenerative Medicine is that it eliminates the problems associated with a bad surgical outcome.
Dr. Lox has treated professional athletes who did not improve with surgery and, after having Stem Cell Therapy to their injured area, improved and returned to their sport. The ability to heal injured tissue without surgery not only expedites recovery, but may extend an athletes playing career. Surgery is a form of trauma, and trauma is known to accelerate the development of arthritis. Regenerative Medicine seeks to deter the development of arthritis a natural fit for athletes. Surgery and stem cells were Manning’s choice in order to stay in the game. Some athlete’s can forgo surgery and improve with stem cells alone.
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. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 area, our office can be reached at (727) 462-5582.
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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.