Implantable pain therapy

Implantable Pain Therapy (IPT) is a procedure involving the use of an implantable device to address persistent pain and may be considered when a range of alternatives for managing persistent pain have been fully explored.

Many IPT procedures remain non-established or experimental.

Implantable pain therapy incorporates:

  • intrathecal morphine infusion and other analgesic infusions (also known as intraspinal pumps)
  • neurostimulation techniques such as:
    • spinal cord stimulation
    • subcutaneous electrical stimulation
    • peripheral nerve stimulation
    • deep brain stimulation
    • motor cortex stimulation
    • other implanted neurostimulation devices for pain.