Advanced Treatment Options

Advanced treatment options for continued pain after back surgery include:

  • Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Neuroablation

Targeted Drug Delivery

  • Targeted drug delivery uses a small, programmable, battery-powered medical device that stores and delivers medication.
  • Pain medication is delivered directly to the fluid around the spinal cord (called “the intrathecal space”), requiring only a fraction of the medication that would be needed if taken orally.
  • After an effective trial period, a catheter and pump are implanted permanently within the body.
  • The amount of medicine is programmed using an external unit, which can be adjusted.