Did you know that your blood contains components which speed up healing when delivered to an injured area of the body? These healing factors are platelets, the type of cell in your blood responsible for sealing and healing wounds. Used in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, your concentrated platelets can accelerate tissue regrowth after surgery, reduce
Your knees bear your weight and enable you to perform complex movements, such as jumping and pivoting. While age plays a role in knee injuries, younger people who play sports, make a misstep, or collide with another player during a game can develop a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Let’s look at the most common knee
Chronic pain – pain caused by a traumatic injury, a degenerative disease, or a congenital condition that lasts longer than three months despite medication or treatment – affects more than 50 million Americans. Typically, doctors prescribe pain medications as a first line of treatment for chronic pain. Unfortunately, many of these medications only temporarily relieve
If you are dealing with chronic pain and yearn for a safe and effective treatment that is more natural, doesn’t involve invasive surgery, and is free of any medicinal side effects, there is another option to conventional medicine. Often referred to as integrative therapies, alternative medicine consists of a wide range of healing practices that
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 20.9% of U.S. adults regularly experience chronic pain (pain that lasts beyond three to six months), and as many as 17.1 million experience severe chronic pain due to an injury or conditions such as arthritis, back pain, diabetes, fibromyalgia, or irritable bowel syndrome.
If you are experiencing a painful pins-and-needles sensation, numbness, or weakness in your feet, hands, thighs, face, or back sensation, you’re not alone. Like more than 20 million people in the United States, you may be suffering from neuropathy, a chronic inflammatory condition caused by a dysfunction of one or more of your peripheral nerves.
Knee pain afflicts numerous American adults, particularly those in their senior years. In fact, in the United States, about 26 percent of people ages 60 and up have knee pain related to wear and tear arthritis, or osteoarthritis. If you have osteoarthritis in the knee or experience pain related to an injury or other health
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, has gained world renown because of its effectiveness in tissue regeneration and wound healing for treating a wide range of medical conditions. If you would like to reduce or even eliminate your chronic pain, then PRP may be for you. Let’s look at who may benefit from PRP treatments and
According to a recent study, almost seven percent of adults aged 45 and older have peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition in which the peripheral nerves do not work properly due to an injury or illness. The injured nerve cells fail to successfully communicate with the brain, producing severe and painful symptoms. Visiting a neuropathy
If you have chronic knee pain, you know how it impacts the quality of your life. You wake up in pain, do all of your routine activities in pain, and feel the discomfort getting worse throughout the day. If this sounds like you, it is time to get knee pain treatment that can really help
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is used to reduce pain, swelling and poor healing in areas of injury, surgery, or degenerative disease. It is non-surgical and safe way to treat a range of conditions from tendonitis to arthritis. If your healthcare provider recommends that you start these injections, you should prepare yourself ahead of time so
Acute or chronic pain from injury, surgery or a degenerative condition can change your life. Can you feel better without heavy prescription medications or invasive therapies, such as orthopedic surgery? This blog explores your non-invasive pain management options available at NIVA Health. Extracorporeal Sound Wave Therapy, or ESWT Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a
We’ve all experienced it. Sit too long in one position, and your foot “falls asleep.” It tingles and feels prickly as it “wakes up.” However, for millions of Americans who have peripheral neuropathy, or progressive nerve damage, they experience numbness and pain on a regular basis. Here’s more to know about neuropathy and when you should
If you’re like many people, you want to pursue pain management which features few to no side effects. Accordingly, a newer and very effective alternative treatment called red light therapy may be for you. Using cool LED light applied to areas of inflammation and discomfort, your healthcare provider can help you achieve the symptom reduction
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a wonder of regenerative medicine. It employs the body’s own healing powers to speed recovery from a variety of musculoskeletal and nerve conditions. Thankfully, many people can avoid very invasive orthopedic and neurologic treatments when they opt for PRP therapy. Here’s more on PRP therapy and how it can be
Alternative medicine therapies have become more accessible throughout the United States in recent years. That begs the question, what is alternative medicine? Simply put, alternative medicine presents a path to wellness focused on patient needs and the underlying causes of chronic conditions, such as arthritis, depression, neuropathy, chronic back pain, and more. Below is your
Peripheral neuropathy is a chronic medical condition which affects 20 million American adults. Often cited as a complication of diabetes, neuropathy pain also can stem from trauma, exposure to environmental toxins or certain drugs and more. Thankfully, neuropathic pain can be managed with some of today’s natural medicines. Let’s look at the symptoms of neuropathy
Managing chronic pain is one of today’s most challenging health issues. About 25 percent of American adults struggle with long-lasting pain and many are frustrated with ineffective results from traditional treatments. Let’s look at ways to manage pain in the most natural way possible and to obtain the relief you deserve. What Is Chronic Pain?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy–nicknamed PRP therapy–is one of today’s most innovative and effective treatments for musculoskeletal injury, pain, and inflammation. Harnessing the body’s own ability to regenerate healthy tissue and to heal, PRP therapy is non-surgical, comfortable, and highly effective. Here’s what you can expect when you start PRP therapy. An In-Office Consultation at NIVA Health
The term neuropathy defines damage to the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. More specifically called peripheral neuropathy, this progressive and chronic condition causes many life-limiting symptoms. Let’s explore the symptoms and causes of peripheral neuropathy, how innovative treatments manage it to improve quality of life, and where you can go for neuropathy treatment