Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for Spasticity

Last modified on November 15, 2019

What is intrathecal baclofen therapy, and how does it fit into the spectrum of spasticity management options for individuals with spinal cord injury? In this SCI Forum, Rina Reyes, MD, Medical Director, UW Medicine SCI Rehabilitation Program and Assistant Professor, UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, provided in-depth information about when to consider an implanted, programmable baclofen pump for spasticity management; the process of being evaluated for this treatment; the potential advantages, limitations, and drawbacks to the pump; and requirements to maintain a baclofen pump.

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