Pain relief through spinal drug delivery systems, also called intrathecal drug delivery systems, involves implanting a small pump or using a catheter that delivers medication directly to the spinal cord, where pain signals travel.
In many cases, spinal drug delivery systems are used to treat people who have cancer pain. They have also been used in people with chronic pain.
Not getting enough vitamin D in your system may be linked to chronic pain.
Over the past 10 years, several researchers have found an association between extremely low vitamin D levels and chronic, general pain that doesn’t respond to treatment.
Many Americans are running low on vitamin D. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2009 showed that vitamin D levels have plummeted among all U.S. ages, races, and ethnic groups over the past two decades.
But does not having enough vitamin...
What Are the Advantages of Spinal Drug Delivery Systems?
Spinal drug delivery systems increase pain relief and comfort for people with severe pain with less medicine. In addition, the system can cause fewer side effects than oral medications because less medicine is required to control pain. People who have extreme pain can often improve their quality of life and become more involved in daily activities with the help of the systems.