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.1-5

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. There is a pain therapy that's helped thousands of people around the world with chronic pain due to cancer find some comfort.

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For Back and Leg Pain

Back pain is usually felt in the lower back, but can also extend into your legs or feet. A number of spinal diseases or injuries can trigger chronic back and leg pain. If your pain is severe, our therapies may help you as they have helped more than 250,000 people around the world manage their chronic pain.

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For Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that most often affects the arms, legs, hands, or feet. This condition is also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy or causalgia. CRPS can develop in a limb when an injury or surgery involves nerve damage.

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For Painful Neuropathy

Painful neuropathy is a neurological disorder where people experience severe chronic pain due to nerve damage. Nerves connect the spinal cord to the body and help the brain communicate with skin, muscles, and internal organs.

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References

  1. North R, Kidd D, Zuhurak M, et al. Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic, Intractable Pain: Experience Over Two Decades. Neurosurgery 1993;32 384-395.
  2. Kumar K, Toth C, Nath R, et al. Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treatment of Chronic Pain – Some Predictors of Success. A 15-Year Experience. Surg Neurol 1998;50:110-121.
  3. De La Porte C, Van de Kelft E. Spinal Cord Stimulation in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Pain 1993;52:55-61.
  4. Devulder J, De Laat M, Van Bastalaere M, et al. Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Valuable Treatment for Chronic Failed Back Surgery Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage 1997;13:296-301.
  5. Burchiel K, Anderson V, et al. Prospective, Multicenter Study of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Relief of Chronic Back and Extremity Pain. Spine 1996;21:2786-2794.
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