IV Drip For Pain Management

Our clinic has been using IV Drips to relieve chronic pain for over 12 years. The nutrients used to target pain and inflammation are given at high doses to bypass the digestive tract. This gets the nutrients where you need them working asap.

Having an IV drip as part of your treatment plan is an important piece to moving towards pain free days and nights.  

Some of the key benefits of this IV drip are:

  • Nutrients are known to significantly reduce pain and inflammation
  • Helps block pain receptor pathways
  • Offers a therapeutic does of nutrients to help with healing

 Unless specified, every IV Drip at Higher Health starts with the following base ingredients before we add on for your specific goal:

  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Trace Minerals (Chromium, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc) 
  • B Vitamins (B1,B2, B3, B5, B6, B12)
  • Amino Acids (which promote cellular repair and optimal function)

To help with pain management, an IV drip will also include the following:

Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a cofactor for collagen and elastin synthesis in blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, skin and bone. It promotes wound healing and protects our cells from damage. Vitamin C significantly reduces inflammation, making it one of the key ingredients to consider for pain management. 

Magnesium – Magnesium is involved in our pain perception pathway. It lowers pain by blocking specific receptors in the spinal cord that tell our bodies it is experiencing pain. Magnesium has shown to reduce post-operative pain. 

Bicarb – Bicarbonate is helpful with pain associated with inflammatory diseases as it helps strengthen the anti-inflammatory response.

Glutamine – Glutamine helps to repair muscle tissue post activity. It can decrease muscular pain by repairing muscle tissue and preventing breakdown of muscle by the body. 

MSM – MSM has shown to reduce joint discomfort and inflammation, especially in osteoarthritis. It helps improve the effect of glucosamine in the body for reducing pain and swelling.

Glutathione – Glutathione’s role as a potent antioxidant encourages anti-inflammatory effects in the body. Pain is often caused by inflammation, so decreasing the inflammatory process in the body can help to reduce pain levels.

Frequency of Treatment:

Your frequency of treatment will depend on individual aspects gathered in your initial health consultation. 

In general, the recommended frequency for support is weekly or bi-weekly for 4-8 weeks, while monitoring your progress and adjusting accordingly. 

In addition to IV Drips, our Naturopathic Doctors can help you achieve healthy, long term pain relief.  Our ND’s who focus on pain management as part of their practice can also create a treatment plan that includes preferred nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle choices.

You can book a free consultation by clicking here. 



Higher Health Naturopathic Centre and Toronto IV Lounge is conveniently located at 7 Yonge blvd, Toronto M5M 3G6.

We have 2 IV Lounges and private rooms available for all your IV Drip Therapy needs. 

Our Toronto IV Lounge is certified to administer IV Drip Therapy treatments and we are also have a certified lab to compound our IV bags onsite. 

Our Toronto Naturopathic Doctors are passionate about helping you achieve your best health. 

At Higher Health Centre, IV therapy is utilized for wellness-focused treatments, as well as for chronic health conditions, with the age of patients ranging from 14 years old all the way to 95.

This site has a lot of great info on what IV Drip Therapy is and how it can help. The best way to get all your questions answered is to book a free IV information call