Infusion Therapy

Neurology Specialists & Neuromuscular Medicine Providers located in Waxahachie, Mansfield and Mesquite, TX
Infusion Therapy

Infusion Therapy services offered in Waxahachie, Mansfield and Mesquite, TX

Some neurological conditions can’t be managed with oral medications. To ensure the treatments you need are effective, Neurology Care offers in-office infusion therapy services. During infusions, the skilled medical team delivers anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medications into your bloodstream to alleviate symptoms and keep a chronic neurological condition well-controlled. Call the office in Waxahachie, Mesquite, or Mansfield, Texas, to schedule an infusion therapy consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Infusion Therapy Q&A

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy is an efficient way to deliver pain-relieving medications directly into your bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) line.

Neurology Care offers infusion therapies for medications like antibiotics, corticosteroids, and other drugs you might need to manage a neurological condition.

You can also receive vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients through IV infusion therapy

Why would I need infusion therapy?

Neurology Care offers infusion therapies on-site for those who can’t take medications orally.

You might also benefit from infusion therapy if the medications you need to take lose their effectiveness as they travel through your gastrointestinal system. This might occur because normal digestive processes can affect how much of the medication your body actually absorbs.

Infusion therapy may be a part of your treatment plan for:

  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
  • Peripheral or diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage)

Receiving infusions of medications is often more convenient than taking a daily pill. IV infusions also deliver medications directly into your bloodstream, so your body can receive full benefit of your therapy.

What happens during infusion therapy?

During your infusion therapy appointment at Neurology Care, the team helps you get comfortable in a chair or on an exam table. They start an IV line in your vein that connects to a bag of medicine. The medicine slowly drips through the IV and into your body.

Infusion therapy sessions can take two to six hours depending on the condition you’re treating and the type of medication you need. The neurology team carefully monitors your vital signs and comfort throughout your infusion.

Some people may experience mild side effects like fever or headache during or after an infusion. The Neurology Care team can address any discomfort or other symptoms you experience, although these issues usually resolve on their own within a few hours.

The team can determine how often you need infusions based on your overall health and the condition you’re treating. They also continue to monitor your progress with treatment during routine follow-up visits.

Call the Neurology Care office near you to learn more about the benefits of infusion therapy or book a consultation online today.