Stem Cell Therapy
For years, elite athletes have been using stem cell therapy to aid in their recovery from potentially career-ending injuries. Many of their stories have been widely reported in the news, prompting some people to wonder if casual athletes could benefit as well. As a leading authority on the science of regenerative medicine, Dennis M. Lox, M.D., is pleased to make stem cell therapy and other innovative treatment options available to weekend warriors and other active individuals – in addition to professional athletes.
What does stem cell therapy involve?
When performing stem cell therapy, Dr. Lox utilizes adult mesenchymal stem cells, which are derived from a patient’s own body (Dr. Lox does not use embryonic stem cells). He begins by extracting a sample of the patient’s fatty tissue (adipose) or bone marrow. After isolating the stem cells and using an effective form of preparation in an on-site lab, Dr. Lox injects a high concentration of stem cells directly into a damaged area of the patient’s body. The entire procedure is performed during a single session in the comfort of Dr. Lox’s state-of-the-art clinic.
What conditions can be treated with stem cell therapy?
Often used for treating musculoskeletal conditions that have not improved sufficiently with physical therapy and other conservative methods, stem cell therapy may be well-suited for addressing an issue in a joint, where the three key components of physical deterioration — tissue damage, inflammation, and autoimmunity — often come together within a tightly confined space. Dr. Lox may recommend stem cell injections for treating a wide variety of sports-related joint injuries, including those that involve damage to:
Stem cell therapy can potentially relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote the healing of damaged tissues. If you would like to discuss this progressive treatment option with Dr. Lox, contact Sports & Regenerative Medicine Centers to request a personal consultation. Dr. Lox believes in educating his patients about all of their options – which may include other forms of regenerative medicine – so that they can make fully informed treatment decisions. With his guidance, many people have been able to delay or eliminate the need for joint surgery and get back to the activities they enjoy.