What is Intrathecal Drug Delivery?
The methodology of drug delivery for treating pain utilizes a minuscule pump in order to bring medication to the spinal cord directly.
How does Intrathecal Drug Delivery work?
The pump is surgically implanted under the skin in the abdomen. Pain medicine is then pumped through a little catheter placing the medication around the spinal cord.
How effective is Intrathecal Drug Delivery?
This method can be much more effective than oral medications because there is no requirement for the drug to travel through your the rest of your body before reaching your spinal cord. Additionally, smaller doses of drug can be used for pain control as well thereby reducing side effects.