Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published, your email address is available to anyone on the internet, including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.

Medtronic Pain Pump with new unkinkable catheter

hi everyone! I got my first pump in March of 2009, and it was awesome! They replaced it in Dec 2016 due to battery life. They did not replace the catheter and I went through a year of on and off withdrawal due to the cath kinking. Now I have a new pump placed 12/18/17 and a new unkinkable catheter. The restrictions are so much greater than the first time.

A month of no bending, twisting, reaching or carrying more than 10 lbs. I know it’s because the catheter is less flexible and they want it to stay put while scar tissue forms to help it stay in place....

My problem is I have a weird pain up my spine to where the catheter is threaded (T10). My mid to upper back is achy and my muscles are twitching and it’s making me nauseous. I only feel ok when I lay flat. Anyone have experience with the new unkinkable catheter? I keep worrying about a granuloma or hematoma.

Sign In or Register to comment.