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