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Former Chronic Ankle Pain Sufferer Proclaims: “I am Your Miracle Patient”

Nov 20, 2013

Former Chronic Ankle Pain Sufferer Proclaims: “I am Your Miracle Patient”  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A patient who underwent Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy for chronic ankle pain returned 2 years after undergoing treatment. The patient suffered from extensive osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This patient limped and suffered for years with debilitating ankle pain until seeking consultation with Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist. Dr. Lox recommended a course a Platelet…

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Knee Arthritis and Treatment with Platelet Rich Therapy and Stem Cell Treatments

Oct 28, 2013

Knee Arthritis and Treatment with Platelet Rich Therapy and Stem Cell Treatments Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Knee osteoarthritis is a very common ailment among athletes and older adults. Each year, it affects countless individuals who all share a common goal – to ease or eliminate the pain of knee arthritis without the risk of invasive surgery. Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis is a wear and tear phenomenon. It results in the end stage of knee Arthritis which may result…

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Sports Medicine, Athletic Injuries and Stem Cells

Oct 24, 2013

Sports Medicine, Athletic Injuries and Stem Cells buy cuban cigars online Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Sports are at the root of many traumatic injuries – especially injuries at much-used joints. Athletes excel to reach greater heights in their sport and in the process push their bodies harder and harder, resulting in greater chance of injury. Certain sports are more prone to certain injuries. Running sports, as an example, place undue stress on the legs – particularly the knee,…

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96-Year-Old Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain with Stem Cell Treatment

Oct 23, 2013

96-Year-Old Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain with Stem Cell Treatment Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A 96-year-old patient with chronic low back had failed to improve with today’s “traditional” and “conservative” measures. These treatments included the usual barrage of tactics: anti-inflammatory drugs, pain medications, physical therapy. It was not believed by her providers that she was a candidate for surgery. Regardless of this, her low back pain wasn’t getting any better. She traveled from a far away state to…

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The Painful Shoulder and Stem Cells

Oct 19, 2013

The Painful Shoulder and Stem Cells  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Shoulder pain can be a significant problem for anyone, but especially athletes. We use the shoulder for so many daily activities, that it's not until we experience severe pain or see a lack of mobility, or after shoulder surgery just how limiting the pain can be. Contrary to popular belief, shoulder surgery is far more significant than knee surgery. The loss of mobility, and the effect on the…

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If You Need Stem Cells – Caveat Emptor

Oct 16, 2013

If You Need Stem Cells – Caveat Emptor adobe acrobat updates Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl “Let the buyer beware” is the  Latin translation for the age-old saying of “caveat emptor.” I sustained a crush injury to my dominant hand. I needed surgical pins and was in a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, I was traveling to a European country in which the word “conservative management,” as it relates to treating injury, reached new heights. I was offered Tylenol.…

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Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Shoulder Joint

Sep 06, 2013

Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Shoulder Joint Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) of the shoulder is a frequent joint afflicted with osteonecrosis or AVN. The shoulder is highly susceptible to osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) when sports injury or trauma impairs blood flow to the humerus bone of the arm. This results in bone cellular death (necrosis). After trauma and sports injuries in athletes,  certain disease states can result in shoulder Osteonecrosis.…

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Avascular Necrosis AVN and Corticosteroids

Aug 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Corticosteroids Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular Necrosis (AVN) can be seen with trauma, may be idiopathic or of unknown etiology, or seen with disease states. The association with corticosteroid use (cortisone) is nebulous. It has a definite increased risk after taking cortisone compounds, yet is hard to pin down who and when it may occur. It occurs more frequently with high doses, especially intravenous administration. Steroid treated asthma or pulmonary conditions, and autoimmune disorders…

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My Neck Hurts are Stem Cells an option

Aug 27, 2013

My Neck Hurts: are Stem Cells an option? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL I get this question a lot. It depends on what is wrong. If I am contacted overseas or cross country, I try and pinpoint a diagnosis. This is not always the case as there is no substitute for a thorough medical examination. I have a patient in New York City, a model and fashion designer with extreme neck and arm pain. Sitting increases her pain. She…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in a Runner

Aug 26, 2013

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in a Runner Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, may result from trauma, be idiopathic (unknown cause) or from a variety of other factors. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is the result of disruption of blood flow (avascular or ischemic) to the bone, which results in bone cell death (necrosis). Athletes who develop AVN may develop joint collapse, and in the hip this may be career ending. This was the…

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