Intrathecal Drug Delivery

Intrathecal drug delivery involves using a small pump that is surgically placed under the skin to deliver medication directly into the space where fluid flows around the spinal cord. The medication flows through a catheter that is also surgically placed. The medication goes directly to the area in the spinal cord where the pain signals are being produced. Because Intrathecal drug delivery goes directly to the area causing the pain, it offers significant pain relief with much lower doses of medication than would be required by taking pills.