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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Severe pain: Typically for severe intractable cancer pain or pain from other conditions such as low back pain that is not well controlled by other means.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivian Hernandez-popp
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Milligrams: That is a basic demand dose. Every time the patient pushes the button that dose will be administered if allowed by the other parameters such as lock o ... Read More
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Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Pain pump: Pain pumps are the intrathecal drug delivery systems that deliver the medicine directly to the spinal fluid. Dilaudid is about 5-7 times as strong as ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Pump: It is a device that contains local anesthetic and slowly delivers it to the surgical site/incision. It is a good choice because it can help cut down o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Easily: Pain pumps consist of the reservoir in the pump and a catheter which goes into the spine. The pump is placed under the skin and soft tissues and not i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Limited: Implantation of a spinal pump, like other surgical and medical procedures, may present risks. Complications include risk of infection, bleeding, heada ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Depends on what you are using each of these things for. Pain pumps are specifically for patients on high dose opiates and typically are used for term ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Iv meds include, morphine, dilaudid, fentanyl, methadone. Fda approved intrathecal meds are only morphine.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Maybe: Only if your specialist agrees to it!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Complicated: Intrathecal drug delivery can be extremely helpful in many cases, severe cancer pain is a good example. Also much smaller doses delivered intrathecall ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Osta
19 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: The problem with pain pumps is that the patient's satisfaction will decrease dramatically and become very low after few years of use. I commonly put p ... Read More
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