Intrathecal Pump procedure in dallas

Intrathecal Pump

Begin Chronic Pain Relief in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Intrathecal Pump in FloridaThere is no denying it – taking several prescription medications every day is overwhelming! You must remember the specific details of each, including the times to take them, the dosages, and whether to take them with or without food. This becomes harder and harder to manage the more drugs a patient is prescribed. If this sounds like your current situation, you may want to consider having our doctors implant an intrathecal pump. This alternative pain management device is placed in the intrathecal space near your spinal cord and delivers appropriate doses of medication to the affected area of your body. It works by interrupting the pain signals before they reach the brain, allowing you to feel more comfort throughout the day.

Who is a Candidate for an Intrathecal Pump?

There are a number of reasons why physicians suggest that a patient has an intrathecal pump implanted. Some of the most common scenarios include:

  • After undergoing a failed back surgery
  • Suffering with chronic abdominal pain
  • Cancer patients who have tumors pressing on spinal nerves
  • Those suffering with constant burning pain from reflex sympathetic dystrophy and related disorders
  • Suffering spasticity caused by a stroke, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis

In order to assess whether or not an intrathecal pump may be an appropriate method of treatment, our physicians review:

  • A patient’s psychological well-being
  • Any past treatment the patient may have undergone
  • A patient’s response to trial doses of medication
  • Any current medical concerns of the patient
  • Any prescriptions that a patient may be using to relieve chronic pain
  • Any allergies that a patient may have as it pertains to medications placed in the pump

What Are the Benefits of Treatment Using Intrathecal Pumps Instead of Pain Medication?

For many, intrathecal pumps show great results. A majority of patients report a pain reduction of 50 percent or more after receiving their intrathecal pump. With pain under control, you can participate more fully in daily activities that used to exhaust you. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that by putting less medication into your body, the potential for side effects is greatly reduced. Additionally, the pump can be removed at any time.

Are You Ready for a New Freedom?

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of suffering from chronic pain is the task of taking medication after medication, day in and day out. The intrathecal pump frees up your time, allowing you to better enjoy life. Just imagine waking up each day and not having to worry about which pills you must take! Visit our pain relief centers in Grapevine, Euless, and throughout North Texas, today to discuss whether or not an intrathecal pump may be a fitting treatment for you.

Intrathecal Pump

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