02 Oct What is Infusion Therapy and is it for me?
Infusion therapy targets a specific location with a regular dosage of medication to lessen or eliminate chronic pain. Infusion therapy allows a health professional to administer the medication directly into the bloodstream in order to change the immune system. Here at Trident Pain Center, we are proud to say we provide our patients with the latest in pain control therapies, which includes infusion therapy in our lineup of treatment options.
What does it Treat?
Infusion therapy is usually utilized to treat serious or chronic infections that do not respond to oral antibiotics. It is used to help treat cancers and pain caused by cancers; diseases of the gastrointestinal tract; dehydration inflected by nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Is this Treatment for Me?
If you are a loved one are experiencing pain this could be the treatment for your pain. Infusion therapy is a great option for people who are incapable of taking medication orally. The medication is inserted into a vein by a sterile catheter and secured. This treatment method has not always been performed in outpatient infusion therapy centers but is now able to be done by specially trained nurses.
How Does it Work?
The therapy as the ability to work immediately which is why it is a great option for patients who need pain relief quickly and efficiently. Infusion therapy is able to perform rapidly because the medication is delivered directly to the area in the body that is experiencing pain and needs to be treated. The medication that is inserted into the patient is able to provide lasting relief that takes effect in minutes or hours of administration.
What to Expect?
If you and your doctor decide infusion therapy is the best option for you, you’ll schedule an outpatient appointment. Infusion therapy will be administered at our office. The medication that is being used will determine if it is necessary to monitor your cardiac and respiratory function throughout the administration process. The pain relief effects can last for days or months.
Pain Management Plan
This therapy has the ability to be extremely effective in many cases but we know each person’s body reacts differently to certain medications and treatments. Infusion therapy is an important part of an overall plan to make sure the patient is getting the pain relief they need. Other therapies and sessions may be needed in order to get the patient to the level of health they want such as physical therapy, nutrition, lifestyle coaching, and counseling.
Our health professionals will evaluate your case based on your specific pain, your history, pain management, and diagnostic test. Our team will work with you to determine what the best option is for your case. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about treatment options.