What is Infusion Therapy or Intravenous Therapy?

Jan 15, 2021Infusion Therapy

What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion Therapy or Intravenous therapy is an alternative to oral medication that entails the administration of drugs or medicine through a sterile catheter or needle. These are often introduced into a patient’s vein and secured by a professional healthcare provider. This has been used for a long time by hospitals only, but now you can get this treatment at infusion therapy centers like Las Vegas Spine and Pain Center.

Why use Infusion Therapy?

When patients have severe disease, most times they have difficulty swallowing, and loss of appetite. This makes easy things like drinking, eating, and taking medication a problem.  Furthermore, certain medications may not be effective orally since the individual’s stomach acids may affect their quality, rending them infective when treating the disease at hand. These are some of the many reasons patients turn to infusion therapy.

Medical Conditions Infusion Therapy Treats

Infusion Therapy is known to treat some infections continuously like different types of cancers, gastrointestinal tract infections, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.  It can be used to handle just chronic diseases, but migraines and arthritis as well. Here at Las Vegas Spine and Pain Center we use Infusion Therapy to handle our neurology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal and pulmonary patients as well.


Neurology Diagnosis’s We Treat

  • ALS
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR)
  • MS
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)
  • Pompe Disease

Rheumatology Diagnosis’s We Treat

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Gout
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s Disease
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • RA
  • Systemic Lupu Erythematosus
  • Wegeners’s Disease (GPA)

Pulmonary Diagnosis’s We Treat

  • Asthma (eosinophil phenotype)
  • Chronic Urticaria

Gastrointestinal Diagnosis’s We Treat

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis

What to Expect with Outpatient Infusion Treatment

To be prepared for infusion therapy at Las Vegas Spine and Pain Center we you to know the procedure.

The ordinary time for infusion last about an hour, however depending on the type of medication administered and also the kind of illness being treated you may be there longer or shorter.  Dosage will also determine the length of the infusion process. Patients receive their dosage slowly their first time to make sure they don’t have a bad reaction to the medication via infusion. We advise that you hydrate, wear comfortable clothes, and maybe something to listen to while you are getting your infusion therapy at Las Vegas Spine and Pain Center.

Learn More or Schedule Today

If you want to learn more about Intravenous or Infusion Therapy check out the video. If you are in Las Vegas and want a find a Infusion Therapy or Intravenous Therapy center near you call below or schedule an appointment online at Las Vegas Spine and Pain below!