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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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Last Friday Medtronic, Inc. issued an urgent alert regarding potential battery problems with their SynchroMed® II Implantable Drug Infusion Pump.  In a small percentage of the pumps, a film can form within the pump battery that may impact performance.  According to the company, this can lead to the sudden loss of drug therapy and the return of…

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered i have a morphine pump, can I take 5 mg… This question is a great one for your doctor. Additional use of opioid…

03/23/15

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Cort, Health Guide, answered Why do I have to see a phycologist… It's important to note from the outset that the stimulator may reduce your…

12/09/14

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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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