What is Baclofen Pump Implantation?

Category: Surgeries

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The baclofen pump is a device that is surgically implanted under the skin to deliver the drug baclofen directly to the spinal cord. Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant used to reduce severe spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/Spasticity 3 1
Dystonia 2 0
Cervical Spondylosis 1 0
Occipital Neuralgia 1 0
Cervicogenic Headache 1 0
Foot dystonia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Baclofen Pump Implantation"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Baclofen Pump Implantation

Hospitalization 7

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Baclofen Pump Implantation (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Not indicated 8
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped having Baclofen Pump Implantation
Adherence
Always
0 0%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
1 100%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
1 100%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Baclofen Pump Implantation.