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Pain Pump

Pain Pump

My pain management doctor wants to put in a pain pump. What do ya'll think? Pro's and Con's. I haven't decided what to do. I need help please.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thanks for sharing.

posted 15 days ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

@TerryLBaily

I had a pain pump from 2004-2018. When I got it I was unable to stand or sit. My stomach did not allow me to use oral opioids. Once I got the pump, I was able to start walking and sitting. After years of an exercise program and lots of acupuncture, I was able to get off of opioids. The pump served a good purpose. Now, if I got into bad pain again, I would want to try the spinal cord stimulator, first. I don't want to be on opioids again because they had side effects, that I prefer to avoid in the future.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I've had one since '08. It's helped me take minimal amounts of oral meds but after many years, my back decided to get worse and I developed Arthritis as well. The pain pump is only supposed to help at the lumbar area and below. My new Compression Fx's are in my thoracic. As a result, my pain doctor didn't want to prescribe me Morphine (but did, at 5X a day). That doesn't quite help after many years on Opioids but it's better than nothing. Try the test first (they temporarily put a catheter in your coccyx).
Ask if he/she will mix it with bupivacaine or something like it. I was given a compound of Fentanyl/Dilaudid. Works great.

posted about 1 month ago
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