Spinal Cord Injury and Disease

Spinal Cord Injury and Disease Your Health

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Getting a Baclofen Pump

Getting a Baclofen Pump

A baclofen pump is a surgically implanted device that delivers medication exactly where your spinal cord needs it. If you pass a standard screening test and don't respond to oral baclofen, the pump can be implanted in a 2-hour procedure, followed by a short hospital stay.

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 ITB therapy, a variety of healthcare providers will work together to help manage your severe spasticity caused by spinal cord injury or spinal cord disease.
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Surgery: What to Expect

On average, the surgery to implant 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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Next: Factors Your Doctor May Consider

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.


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.