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IV treatments for pain relief
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Intravenous infusion therapy for pain works quickly
With most pain treatments, you swallow a pill or apply a cream and wait for the relief to set in. IV therapy works FAST, sending anti-inflammatory pain reliever and other beneficial ingredients directly to your bloodstream for maximum effectiveness.
IV vitamin infusions work faster than oral or topical treatments.
Add a pain-relieving boost to any of our IV treatments, or speak to our medical staff about a custom formulation addressing your health goals. Whether your pain is from an injury, illness or chronic condition, IV vitamin therapy provides the hydration and nutrients your body needs to heal.
Types of pain
Many types of pain can be treated with IV therapy:
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Headaches and migraine pain
- Cold and flu symptoms
- PMS pain
- Post-surgery recovery
- Sore muscles & other soft tissue pain associated with athletic training
All treatments are designed and approved with the direct supervision of Dr. John LaLonde and administered by our experienced nursing staff. Information about intravenous vitamin therapy is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from your primary physician.
Magnesium for pain relief
Magnesium is recognized as having a beneficial effect on individuals suffering neuropathic pain, migraine headaches, and menstrual cramps. Magnesium helps relieve pain by blocking calcium ions from entering NMDA receptors in the central nervous system. In this way it inhibits the painful stimulus of the sensory neurons.1
IV vitamin C for pain
Studies have shown high dose vitamin C infusions can reduce post-operative pain. The exact mechanism behind why vitamin C relieves pain is not yet completely understood. It’s possible multiple beneficial effects of vitamin C contribute to pain relief, such as reducing levels of reactive oxygen species in the body, and modulating neurotransmitters like dopamine and glutamate.
Research has shown that in some cases neuropathic pain (nerve pain) can be triggered or worsened by nutritional deficiencies. IV vitamin infusions are an effective way to correct imbalances.
More studies are needed to definitively link the properties of ascorbic acid to pain relief, but vitamin C infusions have many benefits for overall health and well-being.
IV therapy helps you recover faster and get back out there.
Dehydration and pain
When your body is dehydrated, it can trigger or exacerbate different types of pain. Symptoms of dehydration can include headache, backache, and pain or stiffness in the joints.
Connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) become more prone to injury and inflammation when the body is dehydrated. Muscle cramps are more frequent when dehydrated.
Dehydration can also cause digestive problems including constipation and heartburn, leading to abdominal pain and discomfort.
Dehydration can delay healing, prolonging pain from injury or illness. The body needs fluids to grow new tissues (in the case of wound healing). Proper hydration is also important to produce sufficient blood flow which carries oxygen, vitamins, nutrients and white blood cells throughout the body to protect against infection and promote healing.
IV vitamin therapy is the fastest way to deliver essential fluids and nutrients to every cell in your body and relieve dehydration symptoms.
Frequently asked questions about IV therapy for pain
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IV treatments for pain relief in Orange County
Book your appointment online or call our Costa Mesa medical spa to schedule IV therapy. We also accept walk-ins, though we do recommend calling ahead for approximate wait times. We serve patients living throughout Orange County including Anaheim, Corona, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Tustin and the surrounding communities.
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1. Hyo-Seok Na, Jung-Hee Ryu, Sang-Hwan Do. [The role of magnesium in pain - National Center for Biotechnology Information] 2011