Drug Pumps – Pain Conditions
If your chronic pain isn’t responding to medication, your doctor may prescribe a drug pump. These implantable devices send pain medication directly to the fluid around the spinal cord, providing pain relief with a small fraction of the medication needed if taken orally.1
For Chronic Pain Due to Cancer
Cancer and cancer treatments can sometimes cause moderate to severe pain. If you're suffering, it's good to know that managing your pain is possible. Medtronic Pain Therapies have helped thousands of people around the world with chronic pain due to cancer find some comfort.
For Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a persistent pain that adversely affects your well-being, level of function, and quality of life. It can be the result of an injury or infection, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain.
- Brogan SE. Intrathecal therapy for the management of cancer pain. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2006;10:254-259.