Intrathecal Pump Management
The intrathecal pump system is surgically implanted between the skin and the muscle of the abdomen, and it works by delivering small amounts of a highly potent medication to the area surrounding the spinal cord. The administered medication prevents pain signals from reaching the brain, thus greatly reducing the symptoms of chronic pain. The intrathecal pump carries medication directly to the spinal cord and the surrounding nerves, and has proven exceedingly effective in the long-term alleviation of chronic pain. However, because it is invasive (and requires surgical intervention), it is typically viewed as a last resort. Yet if more minimally invasive treatment methods have proven ineffective, intrathecal pump implantation may be an ideal option for you.