Are you or a loved one struggling with spasticity or movement disorders that are not responding to conventional treatments? At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine in Peachtree Corners, GA, we offer Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps, an advanced and highly effective therapy that can help manage these conditions and improve your quality of life.
Understanding Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps
Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps, also known as Baclofen pump implants, are surgically implanted devices that deliver a precise dose of medication called Baclofen directly to the spinal fluid. Baclofen is a muscle relaxant that helps reduce spasticity, muscle stiffness, and abnormal muscle contractions associated with conditions such as:
Spinal cord injury: Spasticity resulting from damage to the spinal cord, leading to muscle tightness, pain, and limited mobility.
Multiple sclerosis (MS): Muscle spasticity and stiffness caused by the chronic inflammation and demyelination of nerve fibers in the central nervous system.
Dystonia: Involuntary muscle contractions causing repetitive or twisting movements and abnormal postures.
Benefits of Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps
Opting for Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps at [Your Clinic Name] offers several advantages for individuals with spasticity or movement disorders:
Targeted delivery: The Baclofen pump delivers medication directly to the spinal fluid, bypassing the gastrointestinal system and delivering the medication precisely to the affected areas.
Adjustable dosage: The dosage of Baclofen can be easily adjusted to meet the individual’s specific needs. This allows for personalized treatment and optimal spasticity management.
Reduced side effects: By delivering medication directly to the spinal fluid, the dose required is significantly lower than oral medication, which reduces the risk of systemic side effects.
Improved spasticity control: Intrathecal Baclofen pumps provide continuous and consistent delivery of medication, ensuring optimal spasticity control throughout the day.
Enhanced mobility and quality of life: By reducing spasticity and improving muscle relaxation, Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps can enhance mobility, functional abilities, and overall quality of life.
The Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Implantation Process at SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine in Peachtree Corners, GA
At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine, we are committed to providing you with exceptional care throughout the Intrathecal Baclofen Pump implantation process:
Evaluation and consultation: Our experienced medical team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including a review of your medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. This evaluation helps determine if Intrathecal Baclofen Pump therapy is suitable for your specific condition.
Preoperative planning: If Intrathecal Baclofen Pump therapy is deemed appropriate, our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan includes determining the optimal dosage, discussing potential benefits and risks, and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.
Surgical procedure: The implantation of the Intrathecal Baclofen Pump is performed by our skilled neurosurgeons. The surgery involves making a small incision, typically in the abdomen, to position the pump under the skin. A catheter is then threaded into the spinal fluid space, allowing the medication to be delivered to the desired area. The incision is closed, and a dressing is applied.
Postoperative care and programming: Following the surgery, you will be monitored closely to ensure your safety and comfort. Our team will provide you with postoperative instructions, including wound care, pain management, and activities to avoid during the healing process. Programming adjustments to the pump will be made to achieve the optimal dosage for your specific needs.
Ongoing support: We are dedicated to providing ongoing support throughout your journey with Intrathecal Baclofen Pump therapy. Our team will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to the dosage, and address any concerns you may have.