Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a novel approach for treating musculoskeletal injuries. PRP uses a person’s own blood sample to heal areas of injury or aging. The sample is spun into a device, and the platelets in the blood are concentrated within the plasma or liquid portion of the blood. This platelet-rich plasma helps healRead More
Can An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Relieve Your Neuropathy Pain?
Peripheral neuropathic pain results when your peripheral nerves (nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord) get damaged. It can cause numbness, weakness, and pain in peripheries like the hands and feet. Besides medications and therapies like Sanexas therapy, a nutrient-rich diet that nourishes your nervous system can help with neuropathic pain. An Anti-InflammatoryRead More
Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Help Treat Neuropathy?
Bogged down by neuropathic pain? Platelet-rich plasma injections could be the life-changing solution you’ve been searching for. Healthcare professionals rave about their efficacy, and dozens of professional athletes and A-list celebrities (Kim Kardashian, Tiger Woods, and Alex Rodriguez, to name a few) tout them as among the most cutting-edge modalities available. Now, you might wonderRead More
What Are the Potential Causes of My Neuropathy Pain?
Millions of Americans have peripheral neuropathy. You may be wondering why you experience the tingling, numbness, weakness, and stabbing pain in your hands and feet, which are the characteristic symptoms of this type of neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a chronic disorder of the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system involves the nerves other thanRead More
What Is IV Infusion?
While the term “IV therapy” can conjure up images of a sick person lying in a hospital bed with a tube stuck in the back of their hand, it has uses that extend beyond helping people recover from acute illness or dehydration. If you’re on this page because you’re in search of a great wayRead More
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: Myths and Facts
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy— a form of treatment that draws upon your body’s natural healing ability— has been used by medical professionals across various disciplines for its effectiveness in addressing a wide range of conditions. Even with its benefits, however, PRP therapy continues to get shrouded in misconceptions, as there are many people who stillRead More
Pain Management During Winter Months
During the winter months, cold weather can exacerbate pain, particularly in the joints. As temperatures get lower, blood circulation to our extremities decreases, causing muscles to spasm and aches to set in. Fortunately, pain during winter is not inevitable. There are many ways to manage and reduce cold-induced pain. Here are a few tips forRead More
What to Know After PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy helps with hair loss by increasing blood supply to hair follicles and increasing the thickness of hair shafts. PRP therapy involves a three-step approach: taking a blood sample from a patient, processing the blood to isolate and extract the platelet-rich plasma, and injecting the plasma into the patient’s scalp. You mayRead More
Pain Management FAQs
Pain, regardless of its cause, can render people unable to do— and find enjoyment in— the things they love. Fortunately, pain management exists to help people with all types of pain (acute, persistent, chronic, and intractable) effectively regain their normal function and achieve a sense of well-being without reliance on medications. If you’re on thisRead More
Tips on How to Prevent Neuropathy Pain
Peripheral neuropathy refers to the damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the extremities. It has various potential causes, the most common of which is diabetes. Other factors that can cause contribute to nerve damage include injury, autoimmune disorders, infections, chemotherapy, vitamin deficiencies,Read More
What Is Neuropathic Pain?
Neuropathic pain refers to the sharp, throbbing, or burning pain that occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nerves— the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord that are responsible for controlling motor coordination, movement, and sensation. Neuropathic pain is often accompanied by numbness, tingling sensation, and/or muscle weakness in the extremities.Read More
What Is PRP Therapy for Back Pain?
Back pain–particularly low back pain–is very common among Americans. In fact, about 8 out of every 10 people in the United States suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. If you’re a statistic and in search of a safe, effective, and all-natural alternative to medications and surgery, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy couldRead More
Diagnosis and Treatment for Neuropathy
Neuropathy is damage to the nerves on the periphery of the body, outside the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in areas where the nerve endings are smallest, such as in the hands and feet. One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes, where there is nerve damageRead More
Different Types Of Hair Regrowth Treatments
What do you notice in someone when you meet the person for the first time? Probably their face and hair. Besides the face, your hair allows you to make an impressive first impression. This is why people love spending time and money caring for their hair. So, what do you do when your hair isn’tRead More
PRP Therapy for Back Pain: How Does it Work
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment that uses injections made of a patient’s blood to help heal areas of the body that are injured or painful. Back pain is one such area where PRP therapy can be helpful. Typical injections used to reduce inflammation often contain steroids or other types of medication. PRP therapyRead More
Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a treatment that is gaining popularity in many areas of medicine – from joint pain to hair loss. PRP consists of plasma, which is the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, which are clear blood cells known for their clotting ability and their role in healing in the body. PRPRead More
How Long Does A Knee Injection for Arthritis Last?
Did you know that osteoarthritis in the knee affects one in every four people over the age of 60, as well as many younger people? Arthritic pain in a knee joint can not only cause considerable discomfort, but it can also limit your mobility. Fortunately, there are ways to manage arthritis of the knee withoutRead More
Strengthening Your Immune System With IV Infusions
Did you know you can effectively boost your immune system, so you feel better, play your sport better, recover from a hangover, or fight off the flu more easily? Many patients receive IV infusion therapy in Jacksonville, FL, and across the United States. Let’s look at this simple, yet effective, physiological boost and what itRead More
What to Expect From Cryotherapy Treatments
Cryotherapy is a type of cold treatment that athletes have been using to speed up the healing and recovery of their bodies. The effects of very low temperatures on the blood vessels and soft tissues cause the person to experience decreased inflammation and relief from pain. When exposed to extremely cold temperatures, the blood vesselsRead More
How Is PRP Treatment for Hair Loss Performed?
Bothered by thinning hair or receding hairline? You’re not alone. It’s an ordeal you share with millions of Americans. Fortunately, here at NIVA Health, we take a unique, all-natural approach to hair regrowth treatment. Through platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, we have helped countless men and women across the United States restore their crowning glory andRead More