Your doctor will consider many important factors to decide if intrathecal baclofen therapy is right for you.
You may be a candidate for ITB therapy if you:
In addition, healthcare professionals may use the following criteria to determine if you are a candidate for a baclofen pump:
A standard screening test determines if ITB therapy may work for you. During the test, you'll be screened with a small dose of the drug called baclofen injected into the intrathecal space (where fluid flows around the spinal cord).
If your doctor determines you are a candidate for a baclofen pump, you will need to make the final decision about whether to pursue the therapy.
Here are some suggestions to help you decide if a baclofen pump is right for you:
Before you meet with your doctor, think about what you hope to learn. Prepare questions, and be ready to provide information about your medical history.
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.