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Qutenza Patch

It is a prescription capsaicin patch that is applied by your doctor to treat post-shingles pain, otherwise known as postherpetic neuralgia. What is the purpose of it? The patch delivers medication directly to the skin, right to the nerves that cause pain after shingles. The medication in the patch reduces pain by desensitizing the nerve endings. How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes about an hour, but plan to be in the office for two to three hours. This allows for your pre-op and recovery time as well. Your driver must remain in the building...

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Pain Pump Refill

It is a refill of pain medication into the implanted pump reserve. The system uses a small pump that is surgically placed under the skin of your abdomen and delivers medication through a catheter to the area around your spinal cord.

What is the purpose of it? To refill your pain medication.

How long does the injection take? The actual injection only takes a few minutes, but plan to be in the office for one to two hours. This allows for your pre-op and recovery time as well. Your driver must remain in...

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