Discover how IV infusion therapy can help to relieve chronic cancer pain.
During intravenous (IV) infusion therapy, pain medication is delivered to the body in order to reduce or eliminate chronic pain. This method of pain management has been used for decades. Although it can be used to target multiple sources of chronic pain, it is especially effective for managing cancer pain symptoms.
- This treatment is provided in a comfortable atmosphere
- The infusion takes place gradually
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Cancer pain can be caused by a few different factors. In most cases, the pain is the result of a cancerous tumor that is pressing on organs, nerves, or bones in the body. However, some forms of cancer pain can be attributed to cancer treatment. Chemotherapy injections, for example, can contribute to tingling and numbness at the injection site or in your hands and feet. The level of pain that you experience can depend on your tolerance to pain, your type of cancer, and the cancer stage. In general, patients with advanced cancer have the most pain.
Cancer pain can make daily activities difficult. With a pain management plan, you can return to normal activities and enjoy sleeping, eating, and spending time with your family.
Utilizing IV Infusion
At Los Angeles Pain Specialist, our experienced team of physicians uses pain management strategies that are aimed at improving quality of life. In creating a treatment plan that includes IV infusion, we focus on meeting each patient’s specific medical needs, symptoms, and pain management goals in order to create the best outcome. Sometimes, IV infusion is combined with other pain management techniques for the best results.
IV infusion therapy for cancer pain has been shown to be very effective in reducing symptoms. Your doctor will determine the best medication dosage or combination based on your current medical situation. Medications that are used for infusion therapy are combined with saline, and may include:
- Intravenous Immunoglobulin
The length and frequency of your injections can depend on your level of pain and your overall health.
If you are coping with cancer pain and need a direct form of relief, talk to one of our pain specialists today about options with IV infusion therapy.