Infusion Therapy Specialist

Smart for Life

Primary Care Practice located in Boca Raton, FL

If you suffer from chronic pain from an underlying health condition, such as fibromyalgia, or from injuries, conventional forms of treatment aren’t always effective. When nonprescription medications and other traditional treatments don’t work, you might benefit from undergoing infusion therapy. At Smart for Life®, Dr. Sasson Moulavi offers infusion therapy for patients in Boca Raton, Florida, who are having trouble finding relief from chronic pain.

Infusion Therapy Q & A

What is infusion therapy?

It's a type of therapy that involves injecting medication into patients to provide effective relief from chronic pain. These injections are designed to offer relief that works better than other forms of treatment.

The goal of infusion therapy is to help you achieve pain relief that allows you to enjoy your normal activities.

Why should I consider infusion therapy?

If you’ve tried other treatments for chronic pain and none of them have worked, you might want to discuss infusion therapy with Dr. Moulavi. This type of treatment can be used to relieve pain associated with several conditions, including the following:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Certain kinds of headaches
  • Depression

What kinds of medications are used for infusion therapy?

There are several types of medications that can be used for infusion therapy. The type you need depends on why you’re having infusion therapy done.

Dr. Moulavi lets you know which type of medication you’ll benefit from during infusion therapy based on your overall health and underlying medical conditions. Some of the medications he offers include the following:

  • Lidocaine
  • Magnesium
  • B vitamins
  • Clonidine

What can I expect during infusion therapy?

During infusion therapy, you have an IV placed in your arm or leg. The medication you receive enters your body through the IV and provide you with pain relief.

You should only feel a slight pinch when the intravenous needle enters your skin, but you shouldn’t experience any serious discomfort after this. You can let Dr. Moulavi know if you have any concerns about pain or other physical sensations from infusion therapy.

Are there side effects?

Some people do experience side effects from infusion therapy, but they’re mild. They include blurry vision, nausea, and dizziness, which are relatively rare.

If you do experience any unpleasant side effects, let Dr. Moulavi know so that he can adjust your medication dosage or try a different medication.

How many infusions should I receive?

The number of infusions you need and how long each takes depends on different factors, such as your underlying health condition. Dr. Moulavi takes the time to inform you about how many infusion therapy treatments you need.

If you need more information on infusion therapy, please contact Smart for Life to make an appointment with Dr. Moulavi in Boca Raton.