Baclofen Pump

A baclofen pump (also called intrathecal baclofen) is a device that is surgically implanted into your body to constantly deliver small doses of the medication baclofen into your spinal fluid. Baclofen is used to relax your muscles and relieve spasms, cramping and tightness caused by medical conditions like multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or certain spine injuries.

Once the pump is implanted, a small catheter is inserted into your spinal fluid space and threaded upward to connect to the pump. The pump is filled with the drug baclofen and programmed by a computer to release the specific dose that has been ordered by your doctor. Your progress will be monitored by your doctor and your dose will be adjusted as needed.

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