Jefferson University Hospitals

Intraspinal Infusion

Intraspinal infusion is used to treat chronic pain conditions when more conservative therapies like oral medications and injections have failed to provide adequate pain relief.

What Does Intraspinal Infusion Involve?

Pain medication is administered directly to the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord via implantable pump or an external catheter. Pain management-trained anesthesiologists, psychologists and nurses at Jefferson will recommend the best method for you.

As a result of the intraspinal infusion, your pain is relieved using much smaller doses than in oral medications and injections, thus reducing the frequency of your side effects.