Advanced Treatment Options
Advanced treatment options for continued pain after back surgery include:
- Targeted Drug Delivery
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
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.