About Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy

Using a baclofen pump may help you to move and walk more easily, loosen overly tight muscles, and minimise spasticity-related pain. The surgically implanted pump continuously delivers medication to your spinal cord fluid.

What Is It?

A baclofen pump (ITB Therapy) is a precise, targeted therapy used to reduce severe spasticity caused by cerebral palsy. 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

Review some common questions and concerns about how ITB therapy may help minimise severe spasticity caused by cerebral palsy.

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.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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