Intrathecal Drug Delivery (ITDD, Pain Pump)

Intrathecal Drug Delivery/pain pump delivers pain medication directly to the fluid around the spinal cord, providing pain relief with reduced medication compared to the amount required when taken orally. This may lead to fewer or more tolerable drug side effects compared to oral medications. The system consists of a pump and catheter that are surgically placed under the skin. The pump is a round device that stores and delivers pain medication. The catheter is connected to the pump and inserted into your spine to allow for the delivery of the medication. Prior to an implant of a pain pump, a patient would be required to perform a trial to determine candidacy.

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, our goal at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants is to provide patient’s with quality pain management treatment while still optimizing the health and safety of our patients, providers, and staff.

We are providing telemedicine visits for new and established patients. Patients with severe pain that warrant more urgent treatment with injections will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will need to evaluate the patient’s age, medical comorbidities, and risk factors as well as potential symptoms of respiratory infection in making a determination. Elective pain procedures and injections are deferred at this time in order to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus and to ration personal protect equipment so it may be available where it is most critically needed.