Treating Lower Back Pain with Stem Cells
Lower back pain is second only to the common cold in the frequency of doctors visits.
Lower back pain may occur from a variety of causes and not all can be treated with stem cells. The lower back or more appropriately termed the lumbar spine is comprised of 5 vertebral segments. Each segment has multiple parts; A disc and two facet joints.
Therefore the lower back has many moving parts. The bones are connected by numerous ligaments and surrounded by a complex layering of muscles. There may be many causes of low back pain including multiple pain sources at one time. Several common causes such as spinal stenosis are due to arthritic narrowing of the spinal cord or nerve roots, and may not amenable to stem cell treatment. However, treating an X-ray or an MRI without seeing or examine a patient is fraught with misdiagnosis. Many studies have been done on asymptomatic patients who were x-rayed or had MRI’s, only to reveal many such radiological abnormalities. Therefore, each patient must be carefully evaluated for the true source of their pain by an experienced physician.
Stem cells may have a role in this treatment process if the physician is truly experienced both in the evaluation of lower back pain and the use of stem cell therapy.
If your suffering from Lower Back Pain, Knee Pain, Tendon Injuries, Patellar Tendonitis, Muscle injuries, Ligament sprains or tears, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Hip Pain, Muscle pain or injury, Pyriformis syndrome, Greater Trochanteric Bursitis, Tendon injuries Sacroiliac joint pain, Hamstring tendonitis or tears, Shoulder and Arm Pain, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, tendonopathy or partial tears, Bicipital tendonitis, Medial and Lateral epicondylitis, Ulnar Collateral ligament sprain or tear, Lower Leg and Foot Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Peroneal tendonitis, Ankle sprains/ligament injury, Achilles tendonitis or partial tears 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.