Intravenous (IV) Infusion Therapy for Pain Management

Infusion TherapyIf you suffer from neuropathy, fibromyalgia, headaches, facial pain, cancer pain, or other various chronic pain conditions this amazing treatment may be an option for you.

What is Intravenous Infusion Therapy for Pain?
Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy is an exciting option for treating a variety of different pain syndromes ranging from fibromyalgia and small fiber neuropathy, to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). The first reported uses of IV infusion therapy were in the 1960’s when physicians used it to treat post-operative pain.

By infusing special medications intravenously through the body, pain can effectively be decreased at its source.

Intravenous infusion therapy can be performed right in the comfort of your own home. The procedure is simple; after the IV line is placed many patients simply doze off and let the medications do the work.

Indications
Many different medications have been studied for use in intravenous infusion therapy; some are better at treating certain types of pain than others. IV therapy has shown to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of pain syndromes, including:
•    Neuropathy
•    Centralized Pain (Post-Stroke Pain)
•    Diabetic Peripheral Polyneuropathy (DPPN)
•    Headaches
•    Facial Pain & Trigeminal Neuralgia
•    Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
•    Fibromyalgia
•    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
•    Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
•    Chronic Pelvic Pain
•    Cancer Pain
•    Peripheral Nerve Injury

How Does it Work?
The procedure itself could not be simpler. An IV line is placed in the patient’s arm and the medication is flows in.

A variety of different medications can be used:
•    Lidocaine
•    Ketamine
•    Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)
•    Clonidine
•    Dexmedetomidine
•    Bisphosphonates
•    Magnesium

The medications are typically mixed with saline in an IV bag and infused slowly over minutes to hours, depending on the medication and/or protocol being used.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The response to IV infusion varies. Most patients require several treatments; the amount required depends on the medication and protocol being used. The positive effects of infusions begin not long after the IV is placed. Some people respond immediately, but most will not feel the true benefit until several treatments have been administered.

Is Infusion Therapy Right for Me?
If you suffer from chronic pain that has not responded to medication or other traditional treatment modalities, infusion therapy may be an option for you. The procedure is easy to administer and completely painless. There will be an initial evaluation with your doctor to see if you are eligible for IV infusion therapy.

Contact Infusion Solutions to set up an initial evaluation to find out if you are a candidate for Intravenous infusion therapy, call 888-446-6348 today.

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