Good luck Charles!
I'm sorry I wasn't around earlier - I've hurt my back on top of my regular CP problems and very limited with how long I can spend at the computer or else I'd have posted on your other thread.
I've had an intrathecal baclofen pump for just over three years - this was primarily to help control my contractures and spasms caused by dystonia - so it does give pain relief but in a secondary way. I've also got bupivacaine to help with pain relief. My trial went smoothly - it took a few bolus shots to start getting an effect, just because I needed quite a high dose of drug to see an effect, but once my doctor found that dose the relief was incredible.
My surgery was quite easy too, though I did have a little bit of nerve impingement when the permanent catheter was implanted. It didn't cause extra pain but I did have altered sensation and still have some proprioceptive deficits in that foot and leg.
All the best with your trial - please let us know how you get on!
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, osteopenia.
On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have SCS, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio