Intrathecal Pain Pumps
What is it?
Intrathecal pain pumps are medication pumps that are implanted under the skin and deliver high potency medication into the spinal canal.
How does it work?
The pump consists of a reservoir that holds the medication and a catheter that is tunneled through the skin and into the spinal canal. The entire device is implanted under the skin and patients will need to have the reservoir refilled every 3-4 months.
What conditions does it treat?
Intrathecal pain pumps are most commonly reserved for patients with pain related to cancer.