Pain Pumps

The Procedure:

As a treatment of last resort, Dr Fassy does place and manage pain pumps. These are placed following a trial of intraspinal narcotics and are done when patients’ pain is severe and intractable and they have failed typical injections, surgery, and conservative measures and are on high dose narcotics by mouth – their advantage is that they go directly to the pain receptors in the spinal fluid allowing pain relief with one-hundred times less drug because it is NOT lost in the absorptive process.