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Our compassionate doctors may recommend an infusion system for pain care management. One type of infusion system delivery is intrathecal drug delivery, also known as a "pain pump." It treats pain from a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Pain from failed surgeries
  • Cancer
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy is another drug delivery system to treat a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Postherpetic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • And other pain related to the central nervous system

Lidocaine, pamindronate, propofol and ketamine are common therapies administered intravenously and effective in managing chronic pain.

What Are the Benefits of Infusion Systems?

Accurate and Controlled Medication Delivery: Infusion systems can accurately deliver small or large amounts of fluids at rates that can be precisely controlled. They can be used to deliver medication in a continuous or intermittent manner.

Flexibility: Infusion systems can deliver a variety of substances including medications, nutrients, and fluids like saline or glucose solutions. They are useful in a wide range of treatments.

Patient Comfort: They can reduce patient discomfort by avoiding the need for repeated injections, particularly for patients requiring long-term or frequent medication.

A pain pump is a round, metal device about the size of a hockey puck. The pump is surgically placed under the skin of the abdomen to deliver pain medication through a catheter directly to the spinal cord. The pain pump is then programmed to release medication slowly over some time. It can also release various amounts of medication, depending on a patient's needs, at different times of the day. The pump can be refilled with medication by inserting a needle through the skin and into the port filler on top of the reservoir.

During an IV infusion (lidocaine, ketamine, pamindronate, propofol), an IV is placed in the arm or hand, and the medication is slowly infused over 45 – 60 minutes or as long as 3 hours depending on treatment goals. Our pain care specialists take vitals before the start of the infusion, and anti-anxiety and/or anti-nausea medications may be administered as well. Throughout your infusion, one of our medical assistants will frequently check up on you to ensure that you are not having any side effects and tolerating the infusion. Once your infusion is complete, you will be monitored before being discharged. IV infusions can be repeated as directed by your physician depending on the conditions being treated.

This is my first visit it went pretty good I felt relaxed with them and it seemed like he truly really wanted to help me to get my pain in order and I'm looking forward to my next visit till I see I can see where we go next on handling my pain shook my hand very polite very good doctor

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Dr Harris is a breath of fresh air in every aspect of a doctor patient relationship. He is profoundly attentive to the needs of his patients and has the ability to communicate effectively with them and to put together a plan that will be in their best interest. I can highly recommend him to anyone that is suffering with unbearable pain. He has been a great help to me in treating my unbearable pain.

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I was very happy with the doctor and his decisions to help me with the pain problems I have been dealing with!

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He is a really good doctor, he is checking all possible things in my back so he knows how to treat me

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My first experience put my back at ease.

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Our compassionate pain care physicians are experts in pain management and intrathecal and intravenous therapies and are happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in learning about infusion system therapy, please call Pain Zero in Central Ohio today.

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