Are you tired of constantly managing your chronic pain with oral medications that may have unwanted side effects? Discover a more targeted and efficient approach to pain management with a Pain Pump at SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine in Peachtree Corners, GA. Our experienced medical professionals offer this advanced treatment option to provide effective and long-lasting pain relief for individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions.
Understanding the Pain Pump
A Pain Pump, also known as an Intrathecal Drug Delivery System, is a specialized device that delivers medication directly to the spinal cord. It is designed to provide continuous and controlled pain relief by bypassing the digestive system and delivering medication directly to the pain receptors in the spinal cord.
Conditions Treated with the Pain Pump
The Pain Pump can provide effective relief for a variety of chronic pain conditions, including:
Chronic back and neck pain: The Pain Pump can help manage chronic pain caused by conditions such as failed back surgery syndrome, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs.
Cancer pain: Individuals experiencing cancer-related pain, including pain from tumors or treatment procedures, can find relief with the Pain Pump.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): The Pain Pump can help alleviate the severe and chronic pain associated with CRPS, a condition characterized by dysfunction of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Neuropathic pain: The Pain Pump is beneficial for managing neuropathic pain, which may result from conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, nerve injuries, or post-herpetic neuralgia.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD): Individuals with RSD, also known as complex regional pain syndrome type I, can find significant relief with the targeted medication delivery of the Pain Pump.
The Pain Pump Process at SOLUTIONS Pain & Spin in Peachtree Corners, GA
At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine, we provide comprehensive care throughout the Pain Pump process:
Evaluation and consultation: Our medical experts will evaluate your medical history, pain symptoms, and treatment goals to determine if the Pain Pump is the right option for you.
Trial period: In some cases, a trial period may be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the Pain Pump. During this period, a temporary catheter and pump are placed to deliver medication directly to the spinal cord, and your pain response is evaluated.
Pain Pump implantation: If the trial period is successful, the permanent Pain Pump system will be implanted. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and a small incision is made to place the pump and catheter.
Medication management: Following the Pain Pump implantation, our team will work closely with you to determine the appropriate medication and dosage to provide optimal pain relief. Medication refills and adjustments can be easily performed during follow-up visits.
Ongoing monitoring and support: We will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor the effectiveness of the Pain Pump, evaluate your pain management needs, and make any necessary adjustments to your medication dosage.