Intrathecal Pumps for Your Pain

Intolerable pain can be the most obvious reason people lose their drive and passion for doing what they love. While medication can be an effective way to rid yourself of your crippling pain, the side effects of some drugs can leave you looking for other options. If this is your case, intrathecal pumps can be the perfect alternative to relieve your pain. Total Pain Care has the information you need to determine whether intrathecal pumps are the right treatment for you.

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What is an Intrathecal Pump?

An intrathecal pump implantation is a treatment used to relive pain by blocking pain signals to the brain. The pump delivers small doses of medication directly into the intrathecal space, the area surrounding the spinal cord. Patients initially undergo a trial period to determine if the treatment works. If it does, the device is permanently implanted.

Since the medication is applied directly to the trouble area, patients can often see fast and effective results with smaller medication dosages. Risks related to intrathecal pump implantation are uncommon but can sometimes include bleeding, itching, difficulty urinating and itching. Our Total Pain Care pain management specialists will discuss every aspect of the treatment to help you and your loved ones feel at ease.

Know the Benefits

At Total Pain Care we strive to bring you and your loved ones the most effective and efficient medical treatments. There are many known benefits attributed to intrathecal pumps. These include:

  • A decreased need for oral medication
  • Reduced oral medication side effects
  • A lengthy (four to seven days) trial to determine if the treatment is right for you
  • Decreased recovery time
  • A patient-controlled programmer
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Get Your Mobility Back

Chronic pain can sideline you for lengthy periods of time, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t fight to get back to a pain-free life. At Total Pain Care we’re ready to give you the treatment you need to regain your mobility and vigor. Let our pain management specialists evaluate your injury or condition today. Contact our New Jersey location for more information.

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  1. Ronald Amaya, PA-C is a Physician Assistant. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and received his physician assistant degree in NYC. He has 18 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and over 8 years in pain management. Dr. Amaya is NCCPA board-certified in medicine and surgery.

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  2. Paulette Scott, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Scott is also the pain management representative at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston. She fulfilled her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed her fellowship in pain management at Harvard Square Clinic. Dr. Scott is board-certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management.

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  3. Andrew D. Bunn, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Bunn also serves as the co-director of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, as well as the Program Director for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Newborn Services | MassGeneral Hospital for Children. After earning his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his anesthesia residency at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his fellowship in pain management. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management.

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  4. David D. Ford, MD is the Director of Pain Management. Dr. Ford earned a medical degree and completed his residencies in both surgery and anesthesiology. He joined the staff of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Watertown in 1990. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Ford specializes in painful disorders of the spine and sports-related injuries. He has initiated the use of advanced interventional techniques for the successful treatment of these and other conditions.

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