An intrathecal pump is a medical device used to deliver medications directly into the space between the spinal cord and the protective sheath surrounding the spinal cord.
Delivery of drugs into spinal fluid requires smaller amounts of medication and is often more effective at controlling pain than oral therapy.
Spinal analgesia may be so effective, that patients are able to reduce or discontinue oral pain medications, thus decreasing associated side effects.
Who is a Candidate?
*This procedure is performed by Dr. Bannister in an outpatient setting and is covered by insurance.