NFL’s Derrick Brooks, Ron Diaz, and Dr. Lox Discuss Stem Cell Therapy Recovery on NBC Daytime
NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, iHeart Sports Radio Personality Ron Diaz, and Dennis M. Lox MD., joined NBC Daytime Cyndi Edwards for a frank discussion of sports injuries, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy recovery.
There were detailed discussions of each persons own unique reason for considering Regenerative Medicine, and Stem Cell Therapy applications.
Alternative treatment options to surgery, are frequently cited reasons people choose Regenerative Medicine, and consult Dr. Lox.
Derrick Brooks: NFL Hall of Famer
Derrick Brooks played linebacker for the Tampa Bay Bucs, and was an integral part of their Super Bowl winning team of 2003. Derrick played in the NFL fourteen seasons, and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2014. He was also named the NFL player of the year in 2002, and the 2006 Pro Bowl MVP.
Derrick Brooks described his career as relatively injury free. After his playing career was over, he began complaining of wrist pain. He was being seen by his personal orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chet Janecki. Derrick had heard about Dr. Lox Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy from other teammates, including Ian Beckles. Ian had previously treated with Dr. Lox for his knee pain. Derrick then consulted Dr. Janecki who knew Dr. Lox already. Dr. Janecki and Dr. Lox conferred over Derrick and what type of stem cell therapy was going to be done to his wrists.
Derrick was then green lighted to go ahead with the treatment. Being properly vetted is not new for celebrities and high profile athletes. Dr. Lox also has an office in Beverly Hills, California.
Thus treating high profile patients in Florida, or the Los Angeles, metropolitan area in Beverly Hills, California is not something new to Dr. Lox. Derrick did amazingly well, as always. No sooner did his wrists feel better, that he decided to treat his knee as well with stem cell therapy.
A lot of patients opt to treat other areas, after discovering how really simple the treatment is.
Ron Diaz, iHeart Sports Radio Personality and Former Collegiate Baseball Player has Quick Stem Cell Therapy Recovery
Being a college baseball pitcher, and decades of lifting weights took their toll on Ron Diaz’s shoulder. In fact he had degenerative arthritis of his shoulder, rotator cuff impingement, and a torn bicep tendon. Ron had also heard of Dr. Lox from many people, including his radio co-host Ian Beckles. Ian had told Ron it was going to be a painful procedure. Psyching him out so to speak.
Many patients are apprehensive at first, fear of the unknown, or thinking the worst, despite being told it would be simple. After the procedure Ron Diaz asked is that it? Surprised in the stem cell therapy recovery time and how simple the procedure was. Then, noting it was not remotely painful.
Ron is still lifting weights with some modifications to protect his shoulder. He is now over 6 months out, and enjoying life.
NBC Daytime Cyndi Edwards Asks Dr. Lox about Regenerative Medicine
Cyndi Edwards has interviewed Dr. Lox before. Many interesting questions have been asked. Some are difficult for everyone. Even most Doctors find it difficult to understand.
That is because it is confusing, and few have sought out the correct answers, mostly because it is out of their field of expertise. Some think they are newly anointed experts, but lack the scientific understanding of the underlying issues. Dennis Lox M.D, has lectured Nationally and Internationally to University Professors and Researchers in the Regenerative Medicine field. This encompasses Stem Cell Science, Tissue Engineering, Biologics, Arthritis, and Sports Medicine. Interconnecting these areas is a large task. Lecturing with some of the most esteemed leaders in these areas in the World, creates a deep understanding of the scientific base of these areas.
This knowledge allows one to separate misconceptions and misrepresentations, which are often at the heart of the confusion. Explaining the subject matter to anyone easily or scientifically is necessary to avoid perpetuating the confusion.
What is all the Stem Cell Confusion about?
Confusion over stem cell and tissue graft issues is so prevalent, that the people claiming to know what they are talking about frequently don’t.
It’s not, that is why there is so much confusion. It is basically a misunderstanding, misinformation, and misrepresentation by many parties that is causing all the problems.
New “clinics” and companies are popping up everywhere. There are new company representatives, misinformation at the top, misinformation disseminating from companies that do not understand FDA regulations or fail to comply.
There are good companies representing the products correctly. It may then get lost in translation by representatives to Doctors, or not even doctors, and other health care providers, who may relay a wrongly perceived information.
Very confusing right? That is the problem.
Too many cooks in the kitchen, that don’t know what is being cooked.
There are our own cells know as autologous. Then there are other people’s cells or allogenic. The FDA states stem cells outside of a day even our own are a drug, and must be approved as a drug therapy.
There are allogenic adult stem cells and new born cells known as Perinatal. Any tissue from the new born period is collectively termed Perinatal. Thus encompasses a lot of different tissues. Before birth is embryonic tissue which is tightly regulated in research, and was the political and church source of debate. Now to be even more confusing, stem cells fall into the drug category, where tissue grafts are considered medical devices, not subjected to FDA drug standards. Therefore tissue grafts approved as medical devices are Acellular. This means No Cells. Confusing, but if you understand it is not all that hard. Most people discussing it don’t learn the basics to fully discuss it without causing confusion.
What Makes Dr. Lox Different?
Dr. Lox understands all of this. Having lectured twice at the international Perinatal Stem Cell Society annual meeting, with some of the world’s foremost experts in this field gives him a good appreciation of all the issues. This makes it not confusing at all to him.
Put another way, you are not invited to lecture at these meetings if you don’t know what you are talking about.
Dr. Lox has spent his career writing medical textbooks, scientific articles, and lecturing at various meetings around the globe, because he enjoys it.
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.