If you want to boost your immune system, improve your hydration, or recover more quickly after an intense workout, consider IV therapy. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, John Huffman, MD, offers IV therapy on-site. Just one treatment session can increase vitamins and nutrients throughout your body, encouraging health, vitality, and a better quality of life. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
IV therapy is an outpatient treatment where you receive a liquid mixture of vitamins and nutrients through a small tube inserted into a vein. This allows the nutrients to enter your bloodstream directly, bypassing your stomach and digestive tract altogether.
When you take a vitamin or nutritional supplement orally, you receive only a small percentage of its benefits. IV therapy increases vitamin and mineral uptake by your cells. This boosts your immune system and improves your body’s ability to fight illness.
IV therapy is incredibly versatile. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, Dr. Huffman uses IV therapy to treat a variety of common health problems, including:
You might also benefit from IV therapy if you’re a weekend warrior or athlete. Training for an intense event like a marathon takes a lot out of you. IV therapy can ease inflammation or cramps and quickly rehydrate you.
Dr. Huffman performs IV therapy on-site in his warm, welcoming offices. On the day of your appointment, you sit in a comfortable chair, and Dr. Huffman sterilizes the arm receiving the IV drip.
After cleaning your arm, Dr. Huffman carefully inserts a needle into a vein. The needle connects to an IV bag that contains a medical-grade solution of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. The medication drips into your bloodstream over the course of about 90 minutes.
While you wait, you can read a book, surf the web on your smartphone, or take a nap. After your appointment finishes, you can return to your normal routine right away.
At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, Dr. Huffman uses a variety of IV infusions and tailors treatment to your needs.
Some of the most common ingredients used in IV infusion therapy include vitamin C, vitamin B, and magnesium. Some infusions contain amino acids and antioxidants.
Before developing an IV infusion treatment plan, Dr. Huffman conducts a physical exam and reviews your medical history. He also orders lab testing to see if you have a vitamin deficiency or nutritional imbalance. After gathering this information, Dr. Huffman makes a recommendation that aligns with your individual needs.
To schedule your IV therapy appointment at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, call the office or book online today.