i started with a ms specialist at the begining of the year. she is sending me for a test run for intrathecal baclafen. my dr will inject my baclafen into the intrathecal space.(think epidural)
after the injection a physical therapist will monitor my reaction to the procedure for the next 4 hours.
if there is signicant improvement, the dr will schedule surgery to place a pump in my low right abdomin, with a picc line and catheter that is placed in the lower spinal canal.
The procedure has been very successful for many, however it has its downside. the technique can leave you too loose. it can take a few months to get the dose right.