How IV Therapy Can Help Treat Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can occur for many reasons. For some people, an illness or injury causes long-lasting damage to nerves. Sometimes, inflammation exists that doesn’t improve over time. If you suffer from chronic pain, it impacts your daily life. Yet, there is treatment that may help, even if you’ve tried other solutions. IV therapy can help many people to see the relief they desire.

Treating chronic pain is essential

Living with chronic pain not only impacts your quality of life, but it can also limit the length of your life. Men and women with this condition are often overweight due to limited activity. They may suffer from health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Many also have disabilities that limit their ability to do the things they enjoy, often leading to depression. What many people fail to recognize is that there are treatment options outside of pain medications that can help with chronic conditions like these.

How does IV therapy help with chronic pain?

In IV therapy, the goal is to provide the body with a high amount of quality nutrition. Nutrients in IV therapy may include magnesium, calcium, Vitamin C, and B vitamins. These nutrients can help to improve many of the organ’s abilities to work, such as stimulating the immune system. It also helps the body to fight off inflammation and damage.

During IV therapy, a person receives an enhanced amount of vitamins and minerals through an intravenous line. Because the nutrients enter the bloodstream, they do not go through the digestive system. That means the nutrients are more whole and readily accessible for the cells to use them. The whole process takes less than an hour. During the treatment, there’s some time to relax. Most people feel no discomfort and are able to return to their daily activities right away.

How does this improve your pain levels?

IV therapy is customized to fit your specific needs. To do this, your doctors will work with you to understand the cause of your pain. For example, if inflammation is present, the proper IV therapy will work to boost your immune system, encouraging it to heal these areas and reduce the inflammation present. In other cases, you may have muscle damage. An infusion of magnesium or other nutrients can help to encourage regrowth of these areas.

Why should you consider IV therapy over pain medications?

Many people take pain medications for their chronic condition. Over time, the body becomes conditioned to these medications, though. They become less beneficial and can stop working. This means you’ll likely need to take additional pain medications to reach the same level of relief. Sometimes, pain medications have numerous side effects. Some are even addictive. High doses of pain medications are rarely seen as a good thing. And, many times, they just do not work to resolve the pain you have.

Who should seek out IV therapy for chronic pain?

Many people can benefit from this type of treatment. For example, if you have chronic pain due to a car accident or back injury that isn’t relieved through normal treatment, IV therapy can help. Anyone with any type of disease-related pain, such as those suffering from cancer or fibromyalgia are likely to see benefits from IV therapy. Also, it can be used as a way to prevent long-lasting pain. If you have an injury now that may not be healing quickly or you want to ensure it heals fully, the use of IV therapy can provide significant benefit to you. It may even help you avoid chronic pain from developing.

Getting IV therapy may be one of the best things for you — here’s how to get started

At Balance Hormone Center, we work with you to customize an IV therapy treatment method that addresses each one of your needs. Our treatment options are comprehensive and can be used to manage chronic pain. To learn more about our services, call 405-247-0289 or request an appointment online now.

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