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IV Medication Infusion Specialist

If you’re feeling run-down after an illness, night out, or long flight and are looking for a simple solution, consider IV medication infusion at Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut. Igor Turok, MD, and the team offer IV medication infusions in Wallingford and Ridgefield, Connecticut, to help you feel your best quickly. To learn about the benefits and schedule an infusion for yourself, set up a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

IV Medication in Connecticut

Connecticut Pains Solutions supplies IV vitamin therapy treatments at our locations in Ridgefield and Wallingford, Connecticut, helping patients experience a healthier, more enjoyable life with less discomfort. Our specialists learn about the needs and concerns of our patients, then formulate a personalized recommendation for IV medication infusion, with specific medications and vitamins, to quickly administer these helpful treatments to the body.

What Is IV Infusion Therapy?

IV infusion therapy is one service option our team at Connecticut Pain Solutions provides to alleviate common symptoms of a wide range of medical conditions, pain types, and health concerns. From helping patients experience pain relief and combatting dehydration to assisting with a lack of vitamins and nutrients, medical professionals have recognized how valuable this form of treatment is. These fluids go directly into the bloodstream and offer many benefits, such as faster results, unmatched convenience, and the decreased need for oral medical or stomach injections.

IV drips are a good alternative to needle injections and help decrease some of the issues patients face with many health conditions and diseases. Although some people may seek out IV therapy for fast hydration, to improve their skin, or for more aesthetic reasons, not everyone necessarily needs IV therapy to gain the benefits they can offer. For many, eating a healthy diet that balances their vitamin intake is often more than enough.

How the IV Infusion Process Works at Connecticut Pain Solutions

If the patient is able to receive their treatment for the day, they will arrive at one of our offices and speak to the professional. The nurse or medical provider will identify a vein and properly sanitize the injection site. They will insert the cannula-attached needle and hold the cannula with tape, then securely connect the IV to administer nutrients, vitamins, steroids, or other medications directly into the bloodstream through the vein.

As the specialist starts the IV flow, they'll check on the comfort levels of the patient, seeing if they are feeling any pain, negative side effects, or connection issues. When treatment is over, they will disconnect the tubing and cannula from the vein and add cotton with adhesive tape.

In some cases, the patient may wait for several minutes after the treatment based on their previous reactions to other treatments and medical conditions. They will return if follow-up treatments are necessary or may have their IV remain in their vein if they require longer assistance. 

What You Should Know About IV Medication Infusions in Connecticut

IV vitamin therapy could prove right for you and your health conditions, but knowing more about the treatment is essential. While our team is happy to explain our processes and offer personalized recommendations for services that may suit you, it's good to understand the potential perks, downsides, and side effects that can occur due to IV medication infusion therapy, though our team always prioritizes the safety of our patients. 

Preparing for an IV Medication Infusion Appointment

Prior to your treatment appointment, our staff will help you prepare by offering our recommendations, which may include premedication. Our team suggests that you wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing in layers to provide access to your arms. We also recommend that you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated, although IV therapy may help with hydration issues as well.

Coming prepared with a copy of all the current medications you take can help with your treatment. Our team will note if any of your medicines conflict with the treatment we're administrating, though we typically address this prior to IV therapy appointments. Relax and get comfortable.

Benefits of Receiving IV Drips

A medication, nutrient, or vitamin IV drip offers numerous advantages for our patients. One of the more unique benefits of this service is that it allows you to get essential vitamins and hydration in a matter of minutes, giving you an almost instant feeling of rejuvenation.

Depending on the makeup of the IV, patients can receive the fluids they require in a quicker manner than it would take to drink or eat food that contains what they need. IV therapy's main benefits may include:

  • Boosted mood and energy levels
  • Decreased feelings of fatigue
  • Increased vitamins for daily required intake
  • Quicker electrolyte and fluid absorption
  • High efficiency with targeting specific organs
  • Unmatched convenience

Researchers and medical professionals are still studying how IV therapy impacts people outside of a typical medical setting. Some patients need IV therapy to support areas where their health is lacking, but other people seek this therapy for less serious reasons. Although not everyone requires an IV to improve their fluids, vitamins, and overall health, patients may receive it as a supplement to their current efforts to stay happy and healthy.

Potential Risks of IV Infusions

Our team at Connecticut Pain Solutions offers IV therapy CT residents trust, but we always warn patients about potential risks with the treatment. No medical treatment is completely without risks, so before scheduling your IV medication appointment, take the time to consider the potential drawbacks of this treatment.

For example, abscesses, blood clots, hematomas, and swelling may occur in some cases. Patients could also develop an allergic reaction to the IV adhesive tape.

You can minimize your chances of something going wrong by working with trained and experienced professionals at our clinic. While IV bars are popping up now more than ever, it's essential to receive care in a reputable and trusted medical facility for safety reasons. Risks are more likely to occur when someone does not have extensive IV therapy administration knowledge or training or does not follow the proper procedure for IVs.

As experienced professionals, our team at Connecticut Pains Solutions works hard to minimize risks and ensure you benefit from IV medication infusions. If you're unsure about moving forward, don't hesitate to ask questions and learn more about what to expect.

Possible Side Effects To Consider

Our facilities provide the safest possible delivery of IV therapy and have extensive experience supporting the needs of our patients. Even so, obtaining IV therapy of any kind has the potential for side effects.

You could experience a bruise at the IV injection site, bleeding, swelling, and some discomfort or swelling in the area, though the medical professional providing you with the treatment will monitor you throughout the process. Fortunately, these are all rather mild side effects.

You could also experience damage to the blood vessels if there is an issue placing the IV into the vein or another issue occurs. Talking to your provider about any potential concerns can help alleviate some of your worries and help you go into the treatment with more information. If there is a question of side effects affecting you, your treatment provider could suggest other forms of treatment for your medical condition or illness.

What Medical Issues Can IV Therapy Help With?

IV vitamin therapy and medication infusion may help patients feel better if they have the following medical issues:

  • Crohn's disease: This disorder impacts a person's digestive tract, and IV therapy quickly provides vitamins to the bloodstream to boost the immune system and supply a better quality of life. If dietary changes aren't working for a patient, IV injections may help.
  • Chronic fatigue: Patients with severe and chronic exhaustion that impacts their daily life may lack B12 but can gain what they're lacking through our practice's IV infusion services. Combining several vitamins and minerals can affect a patient's mood and energy.
  • Fibromyalgia: People with fibromyalgia experience chronic pain in their muscles, but vitamin IV infusions can decrease pain levels. They also can provide valuable nutrients quickly to the body and act as an excellent alternative to medicines patients can take orally.

People who are currently pregnant or undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment may find IV therapies helpful to make up for any losses in the body. Those with hormone deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, allergies, or hyperthyroidism could feel better after treatment. Though IV therapy is in no way a "cure-all" for any illness or condition, patients can receive the vitamins their body needs within a short time frame.

Types of IV Infusions and Vitamins Available for Patients

Several IV multivitamin combinations and medications are available but vary based on the specific issue a professional is treating their patient for. An IV for headaches may contain various steroids and magnesium, while one for cancer could include vitamin C and any other lacking vitamins. 

Our team takes time to get to know you, assessing your current health and medical history while gathering as much information as possible to help you to our fullest ability. IV medication infusion is just one of many treatments we supply to patients who benefit from the rapid administration of medicine, nutrients, and valuable vitamins. Some potential options for vitamin IV drip therapies at Connecticut Pain Solutions may include the following:

  • Magnesium Sulfate: In the case of extreme asthma flare-ups, a patient may receive magnesium sulfate in their IV, which studies have found more beneficial than the traditional use of a nebulizer or inhaler. However, some providers may deliver it through a nebulizer. 
  • Myers Cocktail: As one of the most popular IV offerings, this cocktail typically contains calcium, vitamin B (B5, B6, B12, and more), vitamin C, folic acid, and magnesium. It helps with digestive problems and those lacking in valuable vitamins and nutrients, along with dehydration, low energy and moods, fibromyalgia, migraines, asthma attacks, and more. 
  • Selenium: This is good for improving liver health and valuable for people who have a history of liver problems (such as cancer or hepatitis). It can help support the immune system, thyroid, and skin. It also works well for those who are deficient in the mineral.
  • Vitamin B12: Patients may receive a vitamin B12 injection if they have a deficiency or low energy levels. Specialists may add B12 into other treatments to give patients the benefits of multiple vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. B12 helps the body's daily functions. 
  • Vitamin C: Some medical professionals offer vitamin C IV therapy to patients in an effort to make their cancer treatments more effective. However, while it certainly has the potential to help, it does not yet prove more beneficial than oral vitamin C offerings.

It's safer and more reliable to seek out IV medication treatment at one of our offices in Connecticut than to obtain an IV at a local infused IV bar. While these places could have favorable results, experienced medical specialists are more suitable to provide this care and can craft the best IV solution for your needs and work with your medical history in mind.

You may not receive the vitamins or medications you need from an IV drip bar, so contact our team at Connecticut Pain Solutions if you're interested in learning more about the various health benefits of IV medication infusion. We'll review your health concerns, explain the process, and help you find the right solution for your health and wellness goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Difference Between Pump and Drip Infusion IV Therapy?

The difference between pump and drip infusion IV therapy is their method of delivering vitamins, nutrients, or medicine. Pumps send the IV liquids into the body for pump IV therapy, while drip therapy runs a line via a fluid bag into the bloodstream.

Why Do People Need IV Infusion Treatments?

People may need IV infusion treatments for neurological conditions, malnutrition, specific vitamin deficiencies, and more. IV treatments supply nutrients, medicine, vitamins, and more to a patient faster than their body could take in the treatment another way.

How Often Should You Receive a Vitamin IV Infusion?

You should receive a vitamin IV infusion every two to three weeks, though some patients have monthly IV vitamin therapy appointments.

What Are the Most Common IV Infusions That Medical Professionals Provide to Patients?

Some of the most common IV infusions that patients receive are normal saline and D5W (5% dextrose in water). Normal saline helps provide quick hydration and sodium when it is lost, reaching the patient only through IV administration, while D5W offers nutritional support, hydration, and more.

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Dr. Turok spent the time to discuss my condition and provided alternative ways to try to treat the condition.  He was very knowledgeable. He and his staff were very friendly.   I would highly recommend this practice. This a follow up to my previous post. Six weeks ago I had PRP treatment for hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm for the left side of my face.  I had been suffering for almost 18 months with this condition. The one treatment gave me 75% improvement with my condition.   I had a second treatment today and hope this is as good as the first. For those who have tried other treatments I highly recommend trying the PRP with Dr. Turok.
John Calatayud
I have been recovering from plantar fasciitis and ankle pain for multiple years following multiple basketball injuries and decided to try out Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy a couple of weeks ago. Plantar fasciitis takes a while to recover, so on paper, injecting platelet cells directly into the area will promote healing and speed up this lengthy recovery process so I can get back to my favorite activities as fast as possible. Sure enough, a couple of days after the PRP injection my foot started feeling better. The inflammation has drastically decreased and a lot of pain has gone away. Now, two weeks after the procedure, the foot is still feeling great! Dr. Turok recommends resting the area for 6 weeks after the procedure, so I can only project my injury getting better. Overall, my experience at Connecticut Pain Solutions has been very pleasant. The staff is very friendly and Dr. Turok himself is very knowledgeable and experienced in his practice. The procedure is very quick and painless, so I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to try out new things that might help them during their recovery!
Nikita B
I'm 101 years old and have been in chronic pain in my back and hip for years. I have tried every medication and procedure that has been recommended to me. The only treatment that has given me meaningful relief is the PRP injection provided by Dr. Turok. I am extremely thankful for the relief I am currently experiencing.
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