Intrathecal Pump Implantation

Can an Intrathecal Pump Implantation Help with my Pain Management?

Intrathecal pump implantation is a medical procedure that involves surgically implanting a small device, called an intrathecal pump, under the skin of the abdomen or lower back. The pump delivers medication directly into the spinal fluid, which can provide effective pain relief for patients who have not found relief from other treatments.

Dr. Abdallah may utilize intrathecal pump implantation to help manage chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions, including cancer, spinal cord injury, or degenerative conditions like arthritis or herniated discs. The pump can deliver a variety of medications, such as opioids, local anesthetics, or muscle relaxants, depending on the individual patient’s needs.

The pump is programmed to deliver a specific dose of medication at regular intervals, and the dosage can be adjusted as needed by APICO Pain Management™’s medical staff. Because the medication is delivered directly to the spinal fluid, lower doses of medication can be used, which can reduce side effects and the risk of addiction.

Intrathecal pump implantation is typically considered after other treatments, such as oral medications, injections, or physical therapy, have failed to provide adequate pain relief. The procedure is generally safe.

Dr. Rany Abdallah can provide more information on whether intrathecal pump implantation may be a suitable option for you.

Just set an appointment by calling 855-932-7426. For your added convenience, we have offices located in Bear, DE; Dover, DE; and in Lewes, DE.

At APICO Pain Management™, we treat our patients like family.

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