pain pump replacement therapy

Placement of the pain pump

Pain Pump Replacement Therapy

Pain pump replacement therapy is a type of procedure used to treat ongoing and hardback pain. During the procedure, the surgeon places a small pump and a catheter near the targeted nerves. Once inserted, the device is then able to send the medication to the spinal fluid in small and specific doses. Hence, it helps relieve a good amount of back pain.

The device can be positioned in one of two areas of the body,

  • the back
  • the abdomen.

The side effects of this procedure include the following:  infection, bleeding, catheter blockage and in rare cases the pump can stop working.