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IV Therapy

Edgar Celis, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

California Pain Group

Edgar Celis, MD

Pain Management Physician located in San Rafael, CA & Daly City, CA

If you have chronic pain, intravenous (IV) infusion therapy may be an effective addition to your ongoing pain management plan. Edgar Celis, MD, of the California Pain Group has offices in San Rafael and Daly City, California, and offers a wide range of IV therapies to treat neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and more. For a consultation about how IV infusion therapy can help you, call or schedule an appointment online today.

IV Therapy

What is intravenous infusion therapy?

Intravenous (IV) infusion is a method for reducing chronic pain in patients with a variety of conditions. IV infusion allows for the direct administration of pain-relieving medications to your bloodstream.

An IV infusion of therapeutic medications eliminates the need for drugs to be absorbed and metabolized by the digestive system before relieving pain. With IV infusion, higher, more effective doses of medications may be offered at one time, and often with quicker, longer-lasting results than when given orally.

What conditions may benefit from IV infusion therapy?

The California Pain Group offers IV infusion therapy to treat many conditions, including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Complex regional spine syndrome (CRPS)
  • Phantom limb pain


IV infusion therapy may be useful for treating pain related to spinal cord injuries, stroke, and migraines. Dr. Celis assesses your type and source of pain to determine if IV infusion therapy would be an effective part of your personalized pain management plan.

What types of medications are used with IV infusion therapy?

Overseen by Dr. Celis, your customized medication management plan may include IV infusion of a variety of therapeutic solutions, including:

  • Lidocaine
  • Toradol
  • Ketamine
  • Magnesium
  • B vitamins
  • Ondansetron


IV infusion therapy may help improve your pain by decreasing nerve stimulation, diminishing inflammation, blocking or numbing pain signals, or improving chemical balance and ability to cope with pain.

What happens during an IV infusion therapy?

During IV infusion therapy, a member of the team at California Pain Group places a flexible catheter in a blood vessel, usually in the arm. Your prescribed medications are infused slowly through a tube connected to your IV catheter.

IV infusion therapy takes anywhere from an hour to around four hours, depending on the medication and your diagnosis. After your infusion, you need to recover for about 30 minutes.

Your treatment plan most likely includes several IV infusions over time. Some patients notice an immediate improvement of their symptoms, but in many cases, several treatments are necessary before you see significant results.

For a consultation about how IV infusion therapy may help you, call or schedule an appointment online with California Pain Group today.

For more information regarding IV infusion therapy, please visit https://ivwellnesscenter.com/.