Living with chronic pain impacts every area of your life, making it challenging to participate in treasured hobbies or spend time with loved ones.
But with IV vitamin infusions for pain management, the future of pain control looks brighter than ever for those with illnesses, injuries, and long-term conditions. At IV Vitamin Therapy in Beverly Hills, we can custom-craft a pain-relieving vitamin cocktail to meet your body’s needs and improve your quality of life.
Best supplements for chronic pain
Many patients, when they think of natural pain relief, go to herbs and dietary supplements. Over-the-counter supplements that claim to help pain include:
- Willow bark
- St. John’s Wort
- Devil’s Claw
Many of these supplements have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve pain. They also come from plants, leading many patients to assume they must be healthier and more natural than, for example, ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
The problems with nutritional supplements
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not evaluate nutritional supplements for safety or effectiveness because they’re released to the public. There also isn’t extensive drug interaction data available for all dietary supplements! If you’re already undergoing medical treatment for your chronic pain, make sure to check with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplements, botanicals, or integrative medicine.
Dietary supplements also suffer from decreased efficiency. Any vitamin or natural supplement must pass through the digestive tract before being absorbed into the body. While they’re breaking down the tablet or capsule, your stomach enzymes also break down the supplement itself, decreasing its potency.
The time spent passing through the digestive system also means you aren’t gaining those anti-inflammatory effects right away.
Luckily, there is a faster, more efficient way to naturally relieve pain.
What are the advantages of IV pain relief?
Most people living with a chronic pain condition are familiar with opioids and other oral pain medications and the pain relief these substances provide.
However, more pain physicians see that these analgesics (pain killers) may not be the best treatment options for those living with some types of chronic pain. Over-the-counter and prescription pain meds (especially in higher doses) come with risks and side effects.
An IV pain drip delivers the medication and natural intervention directly into the bloodstream and bypasses the digestive system. If you’re sensitive to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or take them frequently your stomach will appreciate being left out of the equation.
What conditions does an IV drip for pain relief help?
Different pain needs different treatment. The first step in your treatment plan will be a conversation with Dr. David Nazarian to assess your condition and needs. Our clinic also has a lab, so we can perform bloodwork and test for vitamin deficiencies if necessary.
Here are just a few options for pain treatment.
Vitamins for arthritis pain
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 24% of American adults live with arthritis. This condition causes swelling and stiffness in the joints and can have a disabling effect on mobility. However, there are two different types of arthritis that require different treatment options.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the less common type. RA is an autoimmune disorder – the immune system attacks the tissue lining the joints. Inflammation caused by RA can lead to decreased vitamin B6 levels, which in turn can make inflammation worse. Research has also shown RA patients with low levels of vitamin D also have worse symptoms.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition – wear and tear causes cartilage in the joints to break down, leaving nerves exposed. While many people try glucosamine for pain relief, meta-analysis has shown it to be pretty useless for joint pain. Trials have shown B-complex vitamins to be helpful in osteoarthritis pain management.
Best vitamins for back pain
Low-back pain can be caused by the way you sit at your desk, which can be fixed with better ergonomics and stretching, or it could be related to an injury. The pain may be in the large muscles of the back or caused by damage to nearby nerves.
Vitamin B3 (niacin) has long been known as a key component in central nervous system function. B3 is also an anti-inflammatory vitamin and increases maximal muscle working capacity.
Vitamins for fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia causes pain in the soft tissue and muscles throughout the body. Many people with fibromyalgia also have peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage). While nerve damage cannot be reversed, the pain can be managed.
Intravenous infusions for fibromyalgia pain relief typically include vitamin C and vitamin E, which are great antioxidants.
For reasons not entirely understood, vitamin D deficiency is common in people diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Studies have also shown low vitamin D levels to be correlated with increased musculoskeletal pain. So, many people with fibromyalgia also benefit from vitamin D supplementation for their chronic pain.
Ketamine is a hallucinogenic drug with a structure similar to that of PCP. The drug was first approved for human use by the FDA back in the early 1970s. Although ketamine does have a mild hallucinogenic effect, the drug interferes with pain signals sent to the spinal cord receptors, illustrating its practical use for intravenous infusions in chronic pain management.
In addition to becoming an effective weapon against chronic pain, the effect of ketamine treatments has shown promise in treating emotional and mood disorders and as an antidepressant. Participants showed a significant reduction in PTSD symptoms within 24 hours of receiving their intravenous infusions in a randomized controlled trial compared with placebos.
Magnesium for pain
Magnesium is a mineral that plays many roles in the human body and is essential for supporting nerve and muscle function as well as maintaining normal blood pressure, heart rhythm, and strong bones.
Research has found magnesium to be beneficial in the treatment of neuropathic pain, diabetic neuropathy, and tension headaches.
Which magnesium is best for fibromyalgia?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant element in the human body and is sold in several forms depending on its intended usage. For people living with fibromyalgia, magnesium malate, a combination of magnesium and malic acid, is the most effective formulation for symptom reduction.
Omega-3 fatty acids for pain
Fish oil supplements have many health benefits. A clinical trial showed the benefits of low-dose fish oil for treating osteoarthritis-related knee pain over high doses of fish oil. Even just a little omega-3 goes a long way!
Also, all omega-3 fatty acids are not created equal. While there are plant-based sources of omega-3, the fish-based docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are more effective at reducing inflammation and relieving pain.
Why choose IV Vitamin Therapy for IV drip pain management?
IV Vitamin Therapy is located in an upscale boutique-style medical office. After consulting with a physician, you will be prescribed a single nutrient or a cocktail of high-quality IV therapy nutrients, depending on your health history and goals. Sessions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes, and patients are conscious for the entire procedure. After the initial painless pinprick of a needle at the injection site, the nutrients flow into the bloodstream, and there is an immediate sense of well-being.
Almost immediately after injection, the nutrients injected into the body begin working. Many patients use this time to read or work remotely. Modernly designed and calm, our medical offices are the perfect environment for athletes to receive regular IV vitamin injections.
IV infusions for chronic pain near me
Busy? We’ll come to you. Many of our clients who prefer to receive injections in the privacy of a home or office can choose our popular concierge house call service for mobile IVs.
IV Vitamin Therapy is conveniently located in Beverly Hills and can come to your home or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.
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