PAIN MANAGEMENT TREATMENT
Benefits of intrathecal pain pumps include:
◦ Reduces the side effects associated with oral medications (vomiting, sleepiness, upset stomach, constipation, etc.)
◦ Trial is completed for four-seven days to determine the effectiveness of therapy
◦ Outpatient procedure with little recovery time needed
◦ Patient controlled programmer allows for pre-set parameters to control breakthrough pain
This method offers dramatic pain management with doses smaller than would be required with oral medication because the medication is delivered directly to where pain signals travel.