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.