Intrathecal Drug Delivery System (Intrathecal Pain Pump)
If you suffer from certain types of chronic pain, you have probably worked with your treatment team on different approaches to pain management. Sometimes, it can be challenging to find the right treatment. If your pain persists, one treatment option may be an intrathecal drug delivery system, also called an intrathecal pain pump.
In this approach, your doctor will implant a pump that connects to the area in your spinal canal that is associated with the pain you are experiencing. The pump delivers medicine directly to the area in your spine that’s affected.
This treatment can help you manage your chronic pain and also has the benefit of reducing side effects of taking oral medication.