One Bad Shoulder: Is Stem Cell Therapy the Answer?
Having a bad shoulder is a tough proposition. Most bad/sore shoulders involve a limited range of motion, pain, debility and loss of joint use…to start. Sometimes trauma induces the arthritis that leads to a bad shoulder and the subsequent pain. Other times, medical complications lead to development of shoulder arthritis. Protecting your shoulder(s) by limiting range of motion activities can help – but that diminishes your overall quality of life if you are active or if your job is physically demanding.
Regenerative medicine options and therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy provide hope for sufferers of shoulder pain as the result of arthritis. When pain and disability affect shoulder motion, stem cell therapy is a option when patients are facing the undesirable prospect of total shoulder replacement. So the answer to the question “is stem cell therapy the answer?” can be found with a stem cell doctor with experience in the field.
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.