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Is intrathecal drug delivery safe?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The most common complications include infection, bleeding, nerve injury, and leakage of fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain. Although rare, permanent nerve damage and paralysis may also occur, which is why it is considered a last-resort treatment for lower back pain.




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