Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy

IBT

Backed by a nationally-ranked reputation for neurological and neurosurgical excellence in care, The Henry Ford Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program provides regional leadership in diagnostics, treatment, and research for a wide range of neurological disorders.

The Henry Ford Medical Group includes some of the most experienced neurosurgeons in the region in the surgical treatment for movement disorders, including spasticity issues.

Henry Ford Neurosurgeons have been involved in research studies for the past 20 years to uncover the causes of movement disorders, to find new and more effective therapies, and to provide newer brain stimulation techniques to help those with disabling movement disorders.

About the screening test

A standard screening test determines if ITB Therapy may work for you. During the test, you'll be screened with a small dose of the drug called Lioresal Intrathecal injected into the intrathecal space(where fluid flows around the spinal cord). In one clinical study, Lioresal Intrathecal reduced spasticity in 86% of individuals with spasticity of cerebral origin during the screening test.

If you are a candidate for intrathecal baclofen therapy 

If your doctor determines you are a candidate for ITB Therapy, you will need to make the final decision about whether to pursue the treatment.

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