Intrathecal Baclofen Pump is meant to treat Spasticity of lower limbs and in few cases of upper limb due to spinal cord injury and spinal diseases.
It is a method of treatment where all other methods have failed to reduce spasticity which can lead to irritabilty of lower limds and sudden jerks making life uncomfortable for the patient.
Spasticity causes severe muscle spasm leading to feeling of tightness and pain around joints and also back. It can also cause uncontrollable painful muscle contractions and involuntary crossing of the legs. Muscle and joint deformities.
Following are the major causes of Spasticity in which Baclofen Pump implant placement is indicated:
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain damage due to a lack of oxygen
Long term results are satisfying and excellent.
It is a most latest and advanced method of treatment which is advised when all medicines have failed to provide relief in the world and is now available in Lahore, Pakistan.