Baclofen is a muscle relaxer/antispasmodic medication. It helps relax the skeletal muscles in the body. It is commonly used in the treatment of MS, spinal disorders effecting the muscles and other muscle type injuries. You should slowly taper the dosage of baclofen up, since it does effect the large and small muscles of the human body. Do not stop taking baclofen abruptly. It must be tapered up and down over a period of time.
I've been on it for about three years now, and it does work well for the spasticity that comes from the nerve injuries/damage I have.
If you are a diabetic, make sure that your doctors and pharmacists know that you are taking baclofen since it can cause blood sugars to increase and you might need to have your diabetes meds increased or decreased.
Hope this helps those who were asking about it.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.