Multiple Sclerosis

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Getting a Baclofen Pump

Getting a Baclofen Pump

A baclofen pump is a programmable device that delivers liquid medication around the clock, directly to the "intrathecal space" of our spinal cord where it can have the biggest impact on your severe spasticity. After you successfully complete a screening test, expect a 1-2 hour procedure and a brief stay in the hospital. 

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your doctor will consider many factors including your symptoms, goals, body mass, and results of a screening test.
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Your Healthcare Team

With intrathecal baclofen therapy a variety of healthcare providers will work together to help manage your severe spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis.
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Surgery: What to Expect

On average, the surgery to implant the ITB therapy takes about 1 to 2 hours from start to finish. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
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Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your Healthcare Team

Surgery: What to Expect

  


References

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Penn RD, Intrathecal Baclofen for Spasticity of Spinal Origin: Seven Years of Experience. J Neurosurg, 1992, 77: 236-240.


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