What is Intrathecal pain pump?

Category: Equipment


An intrathecal pain pump slowly delivers medication through sterile tubing into the intrathecal space around the spinal cord. Due to the method of delivery, a much smaller dose of medication is required.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 10 15
Complex regional pain syndrome type II 4 10
Thoracic pain 2 3
Burning sensation 1 7
Hypersensitive skin 1 7
Peripheral neuropathy 1 2

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 5
Mild 6
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Intrathecal pain pump

Side effect Patients Percentage
Constipation 2
Excessive sweating 1
Functional constipation 1
Implant site pain 1
Itching 1
Short term memory problems 1

Show all 9 reported side effects


Based on patients currently using Intrathecal pain pump

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.21 mL daily 1


Currently using Intrathecal pain pump

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Intrathecal pain pump

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 16
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 11
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1 patient evaluation for Intrathecal pain pump

Oct 23, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for thoracic pain)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you read the booklet on the possible major side effects, as it is possible your doctor doesn't know. If you are not getting any relief, your PUMP MUST BE LOOKED AT WITH REAL TIME XRAYS. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If you feel a "mass" in the abdomen and low back, MAKE SURE YOUR DOCTOR listens. If he/she doesn't listen, go to the surgeon, or to another doctor ASAP.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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