Intravenous Infusion Therapy Specialist

Source Healthcare

Spine, Sports, & Pain Medicine Centers & Interventional Orthopedic and Surgical Pain Medicine Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

If you’re feeling frustrated and defeated by the lack of relief you get from your current pain management regimen, it may be time to consider intravenous (IV) infusion therapy. This innovative treatment includes a custom-designed mix of medications and nutrients scientifically proven to stop your pain at the source. The experienced pain management team at Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California, is excited to offer IV infusion therapy as a pain management option for you.

Intravenous Infusion Therapy Q&A

What is intravenous (IV) infusion therapy?

IV infusion therapy is an innovative pain management treatment the team at Source Healthcare offers to provide pain relief from some of the most hard-to-treat pain conditions. The infusion contains a varying mix of medications and nutrients, such as:

  • Ketamine
  • Clonidine
  • Magnesium
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
  • Lidocaine
  • Dexmedetomidine
  • Bisphosphanates

The pain management physicians compound each infusion individually based on diagnosis and symptoms to optimize pain relief. 

The medications and nutrients are typically mixed with saline and infused slowly from 30 minutes to four hours, depending on the medications being administered and the protocol being used. 

Am I a good candidate for IV infusion therapy?

The pain management team at Source Healthcare determines if you’re a good candidate for IV infusion therapy after a consultation. The treatment benefits many common pain conditions, including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Headaches
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Facial pain 
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)

If you suffer from one of these pain conditions, or any other type of chronic pain, and your current pain management treatment isn’t relieving your discomfort, then you should contact Source Healthcare to discuss your pain management options, including whether you would benefit from IV infusion therapy.

What can I expect during IV infusion therapy?

IV infusion therapy is conducted at the office. As noted, the length of your treatment may depend on the medications you’re receiving and the protocol being followed. 

Your pain management specialist reviews your treatment plan before you get started, so you know what to expect.

Once your IV bag has been prepared, your doctor places an IV catheter into your arm or hand and initiates the infusion. While you’re receiving your infusion, the team closely monitors you and your vital signs. 

After completion of your infusion, your pain management specialist removes the IV. The team may request you remain at the office for a set period of time for continued monitoring before you go home. 

Because of the nature of the medication being infused, the team may request you arrange to have someone drive you home after your treatment. 

You should experience an improvement in your pain right away. However, to get the most benefits out of your therapy, you may need several infusions. Typically, patients get the most benefits from two infusions a week over a three-week period. 

To learn more about IV infusion therapy, call Source Healthcare, and schedule a consultation today.