Intrathecal Baclofen pump
Baclofen pump is a medication commonly used to decrease spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries or other neurological diseases. Characterised by tight or stiff muscles, spasticity is a muscle problem that may interfere with voluntary muscle movements.
Normally, muscles receive electrical signals to contract and relax via nerves. Spasticity is caused by an imbalance of electrical signals coming from the spinal cord through the nerves to the muscle. This imbalance causes the muscle to become hyperactive, resulting in involuntary spasms.
Baclofen works by restoring normal balance and reducing muscle hyperactivity. In this way, it allows for more normal muscle movements.