If you are a person who routinely gets IV therapy, you probably already know about some of the potential benefits that are associated with a NAD infusion. However, you might be wondering whether or not these types of infusions are painful. Some people who don’t have a problem with needles couldn’t care less about this type of question because for them, it’s simply a non-issue. That being said, there are plenty of individuals out there who are not particularly fond of needles. As such, the very idea of getting IV therapy is terrifying. Adding anything else to the mix often sparks new concerns, as some types of infusions hurt worse than others.
Does it Hurt to Get a NAD Infusion?
The short answer in most cases is no, it doesn’t hurt to get an infusion of this type. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Some people feel almost nothing when an IV needle pierces their skin. For others, it is one of the worst experiences of their life. Whether or not this is going to be a painful experience for you is largely determined by the level of pain tolerance you have for these types of things. If you can routinely get an IV without a problem, then you really don’t have anything to worry about. On the other hand, it’s not likely to be the most enjoyable experience for you if you’re an individual who is keenly aware of the pain associated with having a needle pierce your skin. In short, it comes down to your pain threshold and whether or not you have a fear of needles. Those who have a relatively high pain threshold and don’t really have an issue with needles aren’t likely to have any problems. If you have a very low threshold for pain and you’re terrified of needles, this may not be the most enjoyable experience for you. That being said, there aren’t typically any additional issues associated with the infusion itself. In other words, it’s highly unlikely that the infusion is going to cause you any additional levels of pain that aren’t already associated with getting a bag of saline.
Exceptions to the Rule
As is the case with almost everything, there are always exceptions to the rule. While a NAD infusion doesn’t typically hurt, it certainly can hurt if the person who is placing the needle into your vein doesn’t do the job properly. That’s largely because an improperly placed needle may allow fluid from the IV bag to leak into the tissue around the vein as opposed to actually making sure that it all goes into the vein itself. The medical term for such an event is an infiltration. The reality of the situation is that your arm tends to blow up like a balloon and it can be exceedingly painful. The good news is that if you’re working with a clinic who hires people that know what they’re doing, this type of thing is very rare. More often than not, you won’t have anything to worry about. If at any point during your therapy you start to feel pain, don’t be shy about getting someone’s attention and letting them know what is happening. This is definitely not a situation where it’s a good idea to be the strong, silent type.
What Should You Expect During a NAD Infusion?
In reality, you can expect basically the same thing that you would expect from any normal bag of saline. The process is very much the same. You’ll be expected to remain relatively still while you’re getting IV therapy. After all, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to be flailing about while you have a needle in your arm, so bring something to occupy yourself for an hour or two while the infusion is taking place. After the fact, you’ll probably notice that you start to feel a lot better. You might have more energy and be able to sleep well for the first time in years. You might even find that you experience less physical pain throughout your entire body. Some people also report being able to concentrate much better. Whether that is a direct result of getting the infusion or if it happens indirectly (because you’re able to sleep better and you’re not focused on feeling pain throughout your body) is up for debate. In reality, it probably doesn’t matter to you. If you feel better and you’re able to concentrate better, that’s probably all that does matter.
At the end of the day, you likely don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to pain levels associated with a NAD infusion. It’s basically like getting a bag of saline with a booster added to it, one that you’re not likely to feel any pain from whatsoever. If the fear of pain has been holding you back from getting an infusion, go ahead and inquire about getting the treatment. You’ll probably be glad you did. To learn more about us, call us at 205-352-9141.