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Intrathecal Pump

What is targeted drug delivery with an intrathecal pump?

Intrathecal drug delivery is a route of medication administration that delivers the medicine directly into the spinal fluid. This is achieved using a small pump that is surgically implanted under the skin and connected to a thin catheter inserted into the fluid-filled sac that houses the spinal cord. Intrathecal drug delivery is typically used for patients with chronic pain that has failed multiple conservative treatment options, including medication, injections, and physical therapy. It can also be used in patients in whom medications effectively treat the pain but cause intolerable side effects. Since the medication is delivered directly into the spinal fluid, pain relief can be achieved with very small doses of medication.

Am I a candidate for an intrathecal pump?

The decision to introduce an intrathecal pump into your treatment is an individual one, and should be discussed with your physician. In general, you may be a candidate for an intrathecal pump if:

• Conservative treatment has failed (medications, injections, physical therapy)
• Surgery is not indicated for your pain complaint
• Pain medications are effective but cause significant side effects
• You do not have any uncontrolled psychiatric problems
• You have had a trial dose of intrathecal medication and it was effective

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Office Locations

Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, LLC has multiple convenient locations to serve you. Get started by requesting an appointment at any of our offices located in Delaware and Pennsylvania areas near major hospitals and highways.

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Silverside Carr Corporate Center
405 Silverside Road, Suite 104, Wilmington, DE 19809
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Brandywine Town Center
3401 Brandywine Parkway, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19803
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-477-6955
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Sandhill Plaza
118 Sandhill Drive, Suite 203, Middletown, DE 19709
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-378-0941
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The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1200, Newark, DE 19713
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Pike Creek Sports Medicine and Professional Center
3105 Limestone Road, Suite 300, Wilmington, DE 19808
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-482-2212
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Halpern Medical Plaza
1197 Airport Road, Second Floor, Suite 5, Milford, DE 19963
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-503-3432
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Surgical Center Affiliations

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Specialist Surgery Center
1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713
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Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery
774 Christiana Road, Ste 2, Bldg B, Newark, DE 19713
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Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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Wilmington Roxana Canon Arsht Surgicenter
625 W. 12th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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First State Surgery Center
1000 Twin C Lane, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19713
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Delaware Surgery Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 110, Dover , DE 19904
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