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Who is a candidate for intrathecal drug delivery?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There is some evidence that the best candidates are those who experience relief of lower back pain from oral opioids but cannot tolerate the side effects of these drugs. Intrathecal drug delivery permits much smaller doses to be used, with fewer side effects from the medication. Watch the video to learn more about intrathecal drug delivery.



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