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Broke neck in 5 places stillin a lot of pain think about a pain pump are there flaws with this?

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Dr. Walid Osta
Pain Management
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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 pain pumps in cancer patient because of their limited longevity (they are more likely to die before the satisfaction decreases), however, i don't recommend pain pumps for management of non cancer related pain. This is especially true in young patients.

In brief: 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 pain pumps in cancer patient because of their limited longevity (they are more likely to die before the satisfaction decreases), however, i don't recommend pain pumps for management of non cancer related pain. This is especially true in young patients.
Dr. Walid Osta
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Dr. James Marx
Totally True!
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Intrathecal pump (pain pump) is considered last resort in pain management repertoire.
For some patients it has been a life-changing, for others it didn't work. If oral medications do not work at all, it will be unlikely to have success with pump. The pump is an invasive method with multiple mutual commitments. Careful pain medicine assessment is needed.

In brief: Depends

Intrathecal pump (pain pump) is considered last resort in pain management repertoire.
For some patients it has been a life-changing, for others it didn't work. If oral medications do not work at all, it will be unlikely to have success with pump. The pump is an invasive method with multiple mutual commitments. Careful pain medicine assessment is needed.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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