In article <48gp4m$29f at hermes.oanet.com>, tigger at oanet.com (tigger) wrote:
>My wife is a high level quad (C5-C7) and we are interested in hearing
from anyone who has experienced a lot od spasticity. Also from anyone who
has had experience with a Baclofen pump inserted into the stomach wall.
Any info would be a great help.
I am a c5/c6 quad and have used baclofen orally for years; my spasms are
frequent but not so bad that i need a pump, more like annoying. I know
someone who has used a pump and it seemed to save him; he had horrible
spasms. I do remember him having trouble with it cutting off for whatever
reason I cannot remember. He otherwise was real happy. Warning you
should make sure you find a doc w/lots of experience, he did. If you
really need a ref let me know and i will try to track him down.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Physiology and Neurobiology
e-mail: cadamson at rci.rutgers.edu
P O Box 1059
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1059