The use of pain pumps is considered depending on the stage of the cancer, the severity of the pain and the amount of medication to pain relief. Dr. Moises Lustgarten, Pain Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains how these pumps work and recommends qualified personal to program and manage them.
Oral, skin patch, rectal suppositories, injections and P.C.A (Patient Control Analgesia) are ways to give pain medicines. Non-steroidal, non-inflammatory, and in oral category medications are the most frequent, says Dr. Moises Lustgarten, Pain Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida.
Dr. Moises Lustgarten, Baptist Health South Florida Pain Medicine Physician, believes that patients need a guide to help the doctor know how strong the pain is. According to him, cancer pain affects patientsâ€™ daily life because, depending on the case, sometimes they canâ€™t eat or sleep normally or do their daily activities.
Dr. Moises Lustgarten, Pain Management Physician at Baptist Health South Florida, explains there are different types of procedure for back pain. But the epidural is not a procedure; according to him it is a space and what the doctor does is injection steroids in the epidural space. He also says epidural steroid injections are effective tools in managing certain types of back pain.
The oncologist does a very good job managing the patientsâ€™ pain, but they contact him when the medication used to control pain has not been effective or when patients have a significant side effect, says Dr. Moises Lustgarten, Pain Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida. He affirms he has a constant communication with the oncologist until the pain of the patient is controlled.