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Intrathecal pain pumps

Updated: Mar 18, 2021

Pain pumps are devices that are implanted into your body that infuse medications into your spine to give pain relief. Medications delivered this way are three hundred times more powerful than medications taken by mouth. This allows us to use very low doses with very high pain relief. This procedure is done in two or three stages. The first stage is to wean off opioids, you may be take them on a regular basis. The second stage is to have a temporary injection to determine if this modality will work for you. And the third stage is a permanent implant to give you superior relief with minimal side effects. After implantation, the pump needs to be refilled every two to six months.

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