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.
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…