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About Baclofen Pumps

About Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy

With a baclofen pump (ITB therapy), medication is delivered directly to your spinal cord fluid. The results may be improved walking, increased range of motion and fewer spasms, all of which may help you live more independently.1,2

What Is It?

A baclofen pump (ITB therapy) is a precise, targeted therapy used to reduce severe spasticity that may result from having a stroke. It uses a programmable, battery-powered medical device that stores and delivers a prescription medication called baclofen. The device is surgically implanted in the abdomen and a thin, flexible silicone tube called a catheter is inserted near the spine and connected to the pump. 

Benefits and Risks

All treatment and outcome results are specific to the individual patient, and will form part of your consultation with your healthcare professional.

Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results, and other important medical information that pertains to ITB therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn some of the common questions and concerns about how a baclofen pump (ITB therapy) may help minimise severe spasticity caused by stroke.


Francisco GE, Boake C. Improvement in walking speed in poststroke spastic hemiplegia after intrathecal baclofen therapy: a preliminary study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003;84(8):1194-1199.


Meythaler J, et al. Long-term continuously infused intrathecal baclofen for spastic dystonic hypertonia in traumatic brain injury: 1-year experience. ArchPhys Med Rehabil 1999; 80(1):13-19.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This website is intended to be educational and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. It is not intended to replace the information provided to you by your healthcare providers and does not constitute medical advice. The information may not be directly applicable for your individual clinical circumstance. Please talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.