Baclofen Pumps (ITB Therapy)
Baclofen pumps (intrathecal drug delivery systems) deliver the drug baclofen to the fluid-filled area surrounding the spinal cord (called the intrathecal space). The system consists of a pump and a catheter, both of which are surgically placed under the skin, and is used to treat severe spasticity related to the following conditions:
For Cerebral Palsy
Living with cerebral palsy poses difficult physical challenges. One of the most common is severe spasticity, which can get in the way of daily activities. Fortunately, there is a therapy that can minimise involuntary muscle contractions.
For Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disease that affects millions worldwide. Although most do not become severely disabled, more than half experience spasticity, which tightens muscles and can complicate daily life. Thankfully, there is a unique technology to help control these severe symptoms.
For Spinal Cord Injury and Disease
Life after a spinal cord injury or disease is demanding enough without secondary symptoms such as spasticity, which tightens muscles and can make daily activities more challenging. That’s why it's comforting to know there is a treatment that may help.
As the number one cause of disability in adults, stroke affects a diverse range of people. If you are one of them, you know stroke may cause severe spasticity. You should also know it's possible to manage your symptoms and live more comfortably.