Delivering medications intravenously may alleviate pain more quickly than oral medications or injections. National Pain Institute offers intravenous (IV) therapies for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida who suffer from chronic pain.
What Are Intravenous (IV) Therapies?
Intravenous (IV) therapies are methods of delivering medications directly into the bloodstream. The medications help to lessen your chronic pain, so you may feel the effects more quickly than with your oral or injectable medications.
What Are the Benefits of Intravenous Therapies?
The primary benefit of intravenous therapies for chronic pain is to administer the medication as quickly as possible to relieve your symptoms. Some of the medications that we may recommend are:
- Pain blockers.
- Immune boosting medications.
- Stem cells for cell development.
Am I a Candidate for IV Therapies?
After your pain management physician reviews your medical record and performs a thorough examination, intravenous therapies may be recommended as a course of treatment for your chronic pain. The treatment may be performed in conjunction with other interventional pain management therapies.
How are Intravenous Therapies Performed?
IV therapies are performed by inserting a hollow needle into a vein in the bend of your arm. If we are unable to locate a vein in this area, we may use a vein on the back of your hand. The needle is connected to a tube and bag system that administers the medications at specific rate and dosage. You relax during the treatment. Once the medications have been administered, the hollow needle is removed, and the area is covered with a bandage.
What Is the Recovery Like After IV Therapies?
No recovery is necessary after our intravenous therapies. We will explain what to expect from your treatment before you are released to go home.
What Should I Expect After Intravenous Therapies?
Each type of IV therapy provides different benefits for chronic pain and other symptoms that you may have due to the underlying medical condition. We can best provide this information at the time of your consultation.
Delivering medications through intravenous (IV) therapies is an effective technique for reducing chronic pain and other symptoms. At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers intravenous (IV) therapies for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.