Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Implanted pain pump
Is the pain pump implanted the same time as anterior & posterior spinal surgery?  I had lumbar fusion 2 yrs. ago & it failed.  My "new Dr." said he could do an anterior approach then finish with a posterior approach which could give me 70% pain relief.  He said the pain pump could give me more pain control.  I just want to know w/o calling my new surgeon.  Also, what kind of pain meds are used with the implanted pain pumps?  How often do they need refilled & does that hurt?  I have heard you can get spinal headaches & nausea with the pain pumps.  Is that so, or is that just something everyone has to contribute to something they never had done.  What, if any, are the limitations with a pain pump?  Where is it inserted?  Thank you, Shirley
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
547368 tn?1440545385
Hello Shirley,

Welcome to MedHelp's Pain Management Forum. I am glad that you found us and took the time to post your question and concerns.

A pain pump delivers targeted doses of pain medications to a specific area of the body. There are several different types of pain pumps, and a variety of uses for these devices. Our archives have multiple discussions on these pumps.

I do not have personal experience with a pain pump. I have heard and read good and back about these devices.  In my opinion it is important the the surgeon/physician be very skilled in this procedure. Read, read, and research this specific pump, pros and cons before you make an educated decision.

I believe once the implant is in, it's very difficult to remove. So if it it isn't effective you are left with permanent hardware or this device in your body.  

However if it is effective what a wonderful relief...to have your life back and your pain much better managed. It's a tough decision that can only be made between you and your physician.

I hope you will share your choice with us. We all learn from one another. I will be very interested to discover how well a pain pump works for you.

I wish you the very best and will look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Take Care,
~Tuck
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pain Management Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Pain Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Kalvin
Milwaukee, WI
547368 tn?1440545385
Blank
Tuckamore
On the Beaches of Paradise, FL
Avatar f tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
Avatar f tn
Blank
Grreatful
MI
317787 tn?1465993311
Blank
Dee1956
DC