Patient from Vancouver Canada consults Dr. Dennis Lox for hip and low back pain
tyle=”text-align: center;”>Patient from Vancouver Canada consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, for hip and low back pain
Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine is frequently consulted by patients from other countries for Stem Cell Therapy.
Canada due to its proximity is obviously the most frequent country. One reason is the wait time for joint replacement surgery in the Canadian healthcare system is lengthy, patients often state they might be all better with stem cell treatment long before they ever are due to have surgery.
This patient consulted Dr. Lox for hip and low back pain. Hip pain is straightforward assessing the degree of arthritis and other factors which may affect the results or need to be modified for. Low back pain has a myriad of possibilities that may account for the pain. Additionally, there are multiple joints in the spine, not one as in a hip or two if the patient complains of both hips being painful.
Stem cells may aid in the inflammatory process as stem cells are Immunomodulatory. This is a very potent effect that works by the cell to cell signaling. Cytokines may turn off the negative influences of TNF-a and IL-1B induced degradation.
Stem cells may also be regenerative in that they may recruit endogenous progenitor cells, secrete cytokines that counter the catabolic process of degeneration, and switch towards an anabolic pathway in which the cartilage repairs rather than degrades. Lastly, the stem cells themselves may differentiate into cartilage cells resulting in regeneration. All of these factors are beneficial to the patient. For these reasons, patients from other countries are consulting Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
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.