Pain pumps have minimal risks and side effects that include: respiratory depression, twitching, muscle spasm, urinary retention, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anxiety, depression, and edema. More serious side effects can include: infection or bleeding from surgery, catheter movement, blockage or failure, spinal fluid accumulation or leakage resulting in headaches.
As with any medical procedure, pain pumps are not appropriate for everyone. Please consult with your Pain Doctor or Neurosurgeon to determine if this procedure is right for you.
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