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- Surgical Treatments Overview
- Implantation of Intrathecal Catheters and Infusion Pumps
- Implantation of Spinal Cord Stimulators
For those patients who continue to have pain despite the use of non-surgical or injection therapies, there are other options which include pain pump treatment, spinal cord stimulation, and minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) for patients with spinal stenosis due to overgrowth of the ligament in their spine. Pump therapy allows the infusion of medication into the spine at exceptionally low doses as compared to oral medicine or intravenous medicine such that the patient has less pain with fewer side effects due to the medications. Spinal cord stimulation and peripheral field stimulation allow management of pain with pulses of electrical energy placed appropriately into the nervous system to reduce pain and improve function. The MILD procedure is a minimally invasive way to physically open the posterior canal in selected patients who have narrowing due to overgrowth of the posterior ligament flavum. Your pain management specialist can decide which of these therapies would be most appropriate for your care.
Implantation of Intrathecal Catheters and Infusion Pumps
Implantation of Spinal Cord Stimulators