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Targeted Drug Delivery and Efficient Pain Relief

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Aug 16, 2016

Taking opioids by mouth isn't the most efficient way to achieve pain relief. That's because oral opioids have to work their way through the bloodstream before they can attach to the opioid receptors located in the brain, spinal cord and other organ.[1] But there is a more efficient way to achieve pain relief: administer the pain-relieving drugs directly where the pain signals travel. This method, called intrathecal pump implantation (or targeted drug deliver), delivers medication right to the intrathecal space, meaning pain relief can be achieved with roughly 1/300 of the dose of oral opioids. [2] For some chronic pain patients, this means more accurate pain relief with fewer of the side effects linked to oral opioids.

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Topics: Blog, Back Pain,, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Treatment Options

What Is A Trigger Point?

Posted by MAPS Education Team on Jan 16, 2015

 

What is a trigger point?

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Topics: Chronic Pain, Physical Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Minimally Invasive Procedures