Intrathecal Baclofen Program for Spasticity
Spasticity is an increase in muscle tone that can cause pain, deformity and limited function, and which occurs as a consequence of central nervous system disorders including multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and motor neuron (Lou Gehrigs’s) disease.
The Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) Program is one integral component of our Comprehensive Spasticty and Dystonia Center at Monmouth Neuroscience Institute. ITB therapy uses an implanted battery powered programmable pump to deliver medication directly on to the spinal cord, relieving spasticity that did not respond to oral medications.
Receiving ITB therapy can improve function and quality of life in many ways: This treatment made make you become more independent by allowing you to perform activities of daily living including feeding dressing sitting transferring and walking.
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