Sometimes, medications and other conservative treatments aren’t effective in managing chronic pain. In these cases, we may recommend an intrathecal pain pump implant – a device that is implanted in the body and delivers medication directly to the affected areas.
People who may benefit from this treatment include those with complex regional pain syndrome, failed back surgery syndrome, and pain caused by cancer. Integrated Pain Solutions works with every patient to develop individualized treatment plans and ongoing care.
We ask our patients to test a temporary external pain pump first to gauge how well it manages their pain. If patients are satisfied with its effects, a permanent pump can be implanted the same day, and it can be programmed to deliver different dosages of medication throughout the day. This outpatient procedure typically takes about three hours.
It’s normal to feel some discomfort or soreness for a little while following the procedure. Patients are able to go home on the same day, but for their safety and the safety of others, we ask them not to drive themselves. We also advise our patients to avoid strenuous activity, heavy lifting, and alcohol for at least two weeks.
Having chronic pain can feel like a life sentence, but there is hope. An intrathecal pain pump implant could help alleviate your symptoms. Complete the form below, or call today to schedule your consultation: (614) 383-6450.