I know a friend who is in pain like the rest of us. although the Dr's pt a shunt in her hip to inject her pain meds. so she did not have to keep getting poked she is able to swallow ills etc,I was wondering if anyone has ever heard ot this? I do know this was 0rigionally done so the dr could try different pain meds to see which worked best for her.The dr's were able to try something new at each visit knowing results before she would leave Any comments would be great.