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, treatment to help reduce severe spasticity caused by stroke.

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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