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Baclofen pump. Do they work better

than oral baclofen and how much better???


  • Those are questions you need to ask a pump specialist. The idea behind a baclofen or pain pump is that the medication is delivered directly into the spinal fluid, and it is tiny amounts, rather than larger, oral dosing.
    In order to know if it would work for you, you would need to undergo a trial where a temporary injection or catheter is placed into the spinal fluid, the medication is delivered, and see if it helps.
    If it does, they may offer to implant one for you, after the psych testing and other evaluations are done. One thing to remember is that it can take some time to reach the right doses of any medications in the pump since the doses can only be increased tiny, tiny amounts at a time due to them being delivered directly into the spinal fluid

  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,805
    Backlofen is the only muscle relaxer that helps after my spinal cord injury, many paralyzed patients get good relief from the pump. I would also suggest you find some forums that deal with spinal cord injury/issues besides spinehealth, I have found them very helpful and many more people with similar issues. I know you have a different issue than most on here with spinal cord.
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
  • To see if it helps me. They say it only works for lower exrremeties
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