An intrathecal pain pump implant provides a steady supply of pain medication to the spine to reduce back pain. The Pain Management Center offers this and other pain management treatments to men and women living in Turnersville, Hamilton and Voorhees, NJ.
What is an Intrathecal Pain Pump Implant?
An intrathecal pain pump implant is a pain management device that is implanted into the abdomen, where it will provide a steady supply of pain medication to the spine. With the intrathecal pump system, pain medication is delivered directly to the source of your pain. As a result, you will require less medication, which will result in fewer side effects. Intrathecal pain pump implants can be used to treat cancer pain, failed back surgery, and various injuries to the spinal cord.
What is the Intrathecal Pain Pump Implant Treatment Like?
The treatment for intrathecal pain pump implants involves a surgical procedure to place the pump into the body. First, anesthesia will be administered to ensure you remain safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, a catheter will be placed in the spine. This will create a space for the intrathecal pump to deliver medication. Then, an incision is made below the waistline, where the pump device will be inserted. Once the pump is in place, the incisions will be closed and your treatment will be complete.
What is Recovery Like After an Intrathecal Pain Pump Implant?
As with any surgery, you will need to avoid heavy lifting and other strenuous activities for several weeks after your procedure. You may want to walk regularly to stimulate the healing process. You can take pain medication to manage any discomfort that follows your surgery.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from an Intrathecal Pain Pump?
Once the intrathecal pain pump is in place, patients can begin enjoying pain relief from the regular supply of pain medications to the spine. You can also expect an overall improvement in your quality of life due to increased mobility and an ability to resume your usual activities. After the initial pain pump implant, your medication can be refilled with simple injections into the pump system.
Are you struggling with chronic back pain? Contact us today to schedule an appointment at The Pain Management Center and determine if you are a good candidate for an intrathecal pain pump. We welcome patients from Hamilton, Turnersville, Linwood, and the neighboring cities of New Jersey.