When pain conditions don’t respond to oral medication, infusion therapy is a viable alternative that can provide excellent pain relief. Dr. Trisha Patel of Revive Pain Management in Anaheim, California, provides infusion therapy, administering drugs intravenously or through other non-oral routes, to treat conditions such as cancer-related pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and joint pain. This innovative treatment method is safe and highly effective. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Patel to learn more about infusion therapy and if it’s right for you.
Infusion therapy refers to the administration of medication, often pain medication, through a needle or catheter. However, most often, infusion therapy can also involve administering medication through a catheter. It’s typically used when your pain condition is too severe or complex to be treated with oral medications.
Other non-oral routes, such as epidural or steroid injections, are also considered infusion therapy. They provide more direct access to damaged tissue, or membranes surrounding the spinal cord, and take effect quicker than traditional pain medication administration.
Dr. Patel uses infusion therapy to treat spinal cord injuries or other forms of chronic pain when oral medications prove ineffective or unresponsive. Since medication that you receive orally is generally slower acting than medication that gets delivered intravenously, infusion therapy can provide better pain relieving results.
Depending on the specifics of your condition and what Dr. Patel has observed about how orally administered pain medication has helped you, she may use infusion therapy to offer pain relief for:
Dr. Patel uses infusion therapy mostly to treat chronic joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis. When traditional, oral pain medication doesn’t relieve pain for arthritis patients, infusion therapy is a good alternative. It’s also used to treat the chronic pain conditions of cancer patients.
On a case by case basis, Dr. Patel makes a determination as to whether or not infusion therapy is the best method to administer pain medication for you.
Yes, when administered by Dr. Patel, infusion therapy is a highly effective and perfectly safe form of treatment. It’s widely used in healthcare today and is associated with minimal risks and downtime. Dr. Patel is more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that you might have about infusion therapy.
If you’re dealing with chronic back or joint pain and oral pain medication isn’t providing you with substantial pain relief, call or schedule an appointment online today and find out more about how infusion therapy could help you.