An intrathecal pain pump. This is a small tube inserted under the
skin and deeper tissues along the midline of the back and into the spinal canal. The tube connects to a
small reservoir of medicine inserted under the skin of your belly. The medicine
is regularly delivered to the area of pain through the tube.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 16, 2013
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