|An Intrathecal Pump is a pain pump that delivers a variety of narcotic and non narcotic medications. This medication is delivered through a catheter into the spinal canal which circulates with the spinal fluid covering the entire central nervous system. The medication is delivered continuously twenty four hours a day. This procedure is used to treat several pain syndromes.
There a several benefits of inrathecal drug delivery:
• Pain Relief for patients whose pain has not been controlled with more conservative therapies.
• Reduction in side effects such as nausea, vomiting, sedation and constipation.
• Decreased need for oral analgesia. Improved physical assessment and increased ability to perform activities of daily living.
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