What is intrathecal drug delivery?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Intrathecal drug delivery is an implantable, programmable system for delivering painkillers into the spinal fluid via an implantable pump. It is usually only considered for lower back pain when all other therapies have failed and surgery is not an option. Watch the video for more on intrathecal drug delivery.

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