Infusion therapy is the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. Traditionally, infusion therapy means medication is administered intravenously, although it can include situations where drugs are administered through intramuscular injections and epidural routes.
This therapy is used when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated with oral medication alone. Diseases that often require infusion therapy include cancer, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s Disease, immune deficiencies, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points (muscle “knots”) are sensitive spots in soft tissue. They can be major factors in neck and back pain, often caused by trauma or injury.
Trigger Point Therapy consists of applying pressure to those trigger points to release the pain. Trigger point massages are a good way to help loosen the muscle fibers, as well as acupuncture and trigger point injections.
Physicians use ketamine as a treatment for patients with chronic pain. Ketamine is a drug with sedative, analgesic, and amnesic effects. It fights the pain by acting against a chemical found in the nervous system – N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA). This chemical modulates the brain; however, ketamine interacts with other receptors, giving it clinical uses.
Ketamine Therapy is for patients who have had little success with other treatment options or who are planning to undergo surgery to find relief from their pain. Small doses of ketamine have been effective in those who were previously taking opioid prescriptions.
Botox Injections may significantly reduce chronic pain and the frequency of migraines. Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A that is used to relax muscles and treat uncontrollable muscle contractions.
When used in conjunction with physical therapy, Botox has been proven to relieve neck pain caused by chronically contracted muscles.