The provider implants, replaces, or repositions a previously implanted and tunneled intrathecal or epidural catheter. This procedure does not include a laminectomy. This service is done to instill medication into the cerebrospinal fluid using an external or internal reservoir pump system to treat many conditions including severe pain after trauma, postoperative pain, pain from diseases like cancer, or for other medical conditions such as spasticity, a muscle control disorder in which muscles are tight or stiff, and they involuntarily spasm.
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