A pain pump is a way to deliver medication directly to your spinal cord. It is a small metal device that surgically fixed under the skin in your abdominal area and has a catheter that gives regulated doses of medication to your spinal cord. When the device’s reservoir is empty, a doctor or nurse will refill the pump by inserting a needle through the skin. The procedure is also reversible, meaning that the pain pump can be removed at any time if results are not as optimal as expected.
How do I know if I need a pain pump?