Intrathecal Pumps

Becoming a candidate for an intrathecal opioid pump is not a race that anyone really wants to win - Christina Lasich MD

Intrathecal Pumps

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Intrathecal Opioid Pumps: Few Pros, Many Cons

An intrathecal opioid pump is really not something that you would wish for your BFF or your worst enemy. That special someone would have to be in a pretty dire situation in order to receive a pump. Once the pump is in place, that person is still probably in miserable pain just at a slightly lesser degree. However, now that person is dealing with the numerous problems associated with intrathecal pumps. Nope, these devices which inject chemicals directly into the spinal canal from a surgically implanted pump are fraught with enough complications that even a minor amount of benefit may not be worthwhile for anyone, friend or foe.

Becoming a candidate for an intrathecal opioid pump is…

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