What are the benefits of intrathecal drug delivery?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Oral medication to relieve lower back pain must travel through the gut and blood stream, with similar concentrations throughout the body. A concentration high enough to relieve pain can also cause side effects. Delivering the drug straight into the spinal canal means there is less in the bloodstream and fewer side effects. Watch the video for more on this system.

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