Infusion therapy, also known as intravenous therapy, is one way to treat or manage neurological conditions or disorders of the nervous system.
a neurologist at HonorHealth Neurology in partnership with Phoenix Neurological Associates, explained that involves administering a medication directly into the bloodstream to change or alter the immune system.
Why infusion therapy?
Dr. Levine says infusion therapy can be an effective treatment if you’re managing a neurological disease because it can be simpler than taking a daily pill or shot and can result in fewer side effects and greater longer-term relief.
“By getting an infusion every six months, maybe you feel bad the one day you receive the infusion, but the rest of the time you feel normal,” said Dr. Levine. “The general consensus is infusion treatments have less negative impact on your quality of life and are more effective than the older therapies.”
What can you expect as a patient?
If you can benefit from infusion therapy, you’ll receive it routinely, perhaps monthly or a few times a year, at an infusion center. HonorHealth Neurology has an infusion center next door for patients’ convenience and comfort. A nurse places your IV and monitors you throughout the treatment, ranging from two to six hours.