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Urgent Care at our West Des Moines and Ankeny locations will be open on Memorial Day from 8am - noon.

Intrathecal Drug Pump

Intrathecal drug delivery, or “pain pump,” is a method of giving medication directly to your spinal cord. The system uses a small pump that is surgically placed under the skin of your abdomen and delivers medication through a catheter to the area around your spinal cord – similar to an epidural that women may have during childbirth. Because the medication is delivered directly to the spinal cord, your symptoms can be controlled with a much smaller dose than is needed with oral medication.

Intrathecal Drug Pump.pdf

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