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Intrathecal Pump

An intrathecal pump may be helpful if you are experiencing chronic pain due to cancer or another illness. An Intrathecal pump North Richland Hills is an implanted device for treating pain. In this method, pain medication is delivered directly to the spinal cord.
As compared to taking the same medication by mouth, you will require considerably less medication to control pain. This enhances the effectiveness of the medication. In addition, fewer side effects are likely to occur.

Intrathecal Drug Pumps: What Are They?

A fluid-filled space surrounds your spinal cord, known as the subarachnoid or intrathecal space. CSF, which bathes and protects the brain and spinal cord, flows through this area. By delivering medicine directly into the CSF, intrathecal drug pumps are more efficient than oral medication since they bypass the path taken by oral medications through the body. The amount of medication needed with a pump is generally 1/300 that required when taken orally (morphine or baclofen).

Who Is A Candidate?

The following criteria may determine whether you are suitable for intrathecal drug delivery:

  • The conservative approach has failed
  • Additional surgery would not be beneficial to you
  • Pain medication is a necessity for you
  • Psychological problems do not exist in you
  • Medical conditions do not preclude the use of implants
  • The drugs used in the pump do not cause an allergic reaction in you
  • A trial dose of medication has shown positive results for you

Intrathecal Pain Pump Implant: Why Do We Need It?

An Intrathecal Pump Richardson may be considered in the case of chronic pain induced by an injury or cancer pain caused by a disease or injury. Pain management with this method may be beneficial when other types of pain management have failed to provide relief or have caused severe side effects.

The procedure for implanting an intrathecal pain pump:

It is necessary to test Intrathecal pump Fort Worth before they are implanted to ensure they will work in your case. This is known as a trial. It is possible that you will receive an injection of pain medication. Alternatively, an intrathecal pain pump may be tested for a short period of time (temporary). In the course of this procedure:

  • It is necessary for you to lie face down on a medical table. Over your spine, there is a numbed area in your back.
  • Then, the doctor may administer medications in order to help you relax or fall asleep.
  • A portion of the spine is incised by the healthcare provider. In order to perform this procedure, a stiff tube is inserted through the skin. There is an intrathecal space surrounding the spinal cord.
  • It is necessary for the provider to insert a thin, flexible tube (catheter) into the intrathecal space. In order to determine whether the pain medication is effective, the tube delivers it for a few days.
  • The pain relief trial will result in a pump implant. This procedure results in:
  • A new catheter is inserted under the skin by the physician.
  • One inch of your lower abdomen (abdomen) is then placed with the pump. An inch-thick, three-inch-wide disk is the pump. A five- to seven-year battery powers it. Pump connects to the catheter.
  • Then, the provider connects the pumps to small devices outside of the body.
  • In order to control the pump, the provider uses this device.
  • A healthcare provider may be able to program the pump.
  • Additionally, the amount can be set at a certain level. It depends on your type of pain and other factors what type of medication will be used in the pump.
  • It is necessary to refill the pump with medicine as needed. It is possible for this to occur every one to three months.

How Are The Results Expected To Be Achieved?

Based on the severity of the disease and the underlying cause, treatment outcomes may vary.

In addition to reducing pain, chronic pain sufferers may also experience improvements in their activities of daily living. You might see less rigidity and spasms if you suffer from spasticity. Moreover, by directly reaching the spinal cord and delivering the medicine in smaller doses, it is easier for patients to take less medicine.

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