What is Baclofen Pump Implantation?

Category: Surgeries


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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/Spasticity 6 7
Dystonia 2 0
Cervical Radiculopathy 1 1
Cervical Spondylosis 1 1
Cervicogenic Headache 1 1
Cramps in calf muscles 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Baclofen Pump Implantation

Side effect Patients
Spinal tap headache 1


Based on patients currently having Baclofen Pump Implantation

Dosage Patients
one time 1


Currently having Baclofen Pump Implantation

Duration Patients
1-2 years 1

Stopped having Baclofen Pump Implantation

Duration Patients
0-1 month 9
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Baclofen Pump Implantation.