Hello Sister and welcome to the chronic pain forum. I have a pump, have a Medtronics pump for lower back pain. I have had mine since 2005 and it has helped me a great deal. We ran out of options with oral medications, I had done the gambit with that.
Do you have a date scheduled for the pump to be implanted? I am assuming that you have ran out options for treating your neck pain.The pump has its benefits and it drawbacks like anything else that we deal with, living with CP.
I see where you pulled up an old post that was started by someone that has not been here since the time those posts were made. I think we may have confused you about
the pump not helping his cervical pain. That is true, the pump was being implanted for his lower back pain. To get the pump to work correctly, the catheter has to be placed in the correct area that it is trying to control the pain. It cannot be implanted to help with both neck & back pain, has to be one or the other.I hope I have cleared that up for you.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask, I will do my best to answer them the best I can.Take care.....Susie
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Post Edited (straydog) : 8/7/2012 2:42:56 PM (GMT-6)