Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pain Pumps

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Pain pumps are used to provide a continuous flow of a drug into the bloodstream to help ease chronic pain.  Pumps are implanted in the body and are used for long-term control of a painful condition, often through the use of opioid medication, such as morphine.  This provides a continuous, steady stream of the drug for the sufferer throughout a given day.

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An intrathecal opioid pump is really not something that you would wish for your BFF or your worst enemy. That special someone would have to be in a pretty dire situation in order to receive a pump. Once the pump is in place, that person is still probably in miserable pain just at a slightly lesser degree. However, now that person is dealing with…

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, commented on Intrathecal Opioid Pumps: Few Pros,… I am sorry to hear that this temporary life on earth is riddle with pain for…

06/29/13

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Cort, Health Guide, answered I am looking for a dr. that will put… I don't know of a specific doctor but you can search for pain clinics…

11/09/12

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, commented on Hydromorphone in pain pump for severe… Hi Gerhard – I don't personally have any experience with pain pumps,…

10/18/11

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Cort, Health Guide, answered why do pain pills make my back hurt? Generally pain pills do reduce pain but in a few people they can actually increase…

04/05/11

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