About ITB Therapy

More than 50,000 people have chosen ITB TherapySM to manage severe spasticity because it may make daily living easier. The programmable pump delivers medication exactly where it’s needed – to the spinal cord. This innovative treatment option is adaptable, reversible, and non-destructive.

For spasticity of spinal origin, chronic infusion of anti-spastic medication via a Medtronic pump should be reserved for patients unresponsive to oral anti-spastic medication or those who experience intolerable side effects at effective doses.

What Is It?

ITB Therapy is a precise, targeted treatment proven to reduce severe spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis. It uses an implanted drug pump that delivers your anti-spastic medication directly to where it is needed inside the spinal cord.

ITB Therapy is recommended to manage and control severe generalised spasticity that is poorly controlled by oral medications or limited because of unwanted side-effects and where other therapies have proven ineffective.

Benefits and Risks

Although there is currently no cure for spasticity, our ITB Therapy treats some of the symptoms of severe spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis.

Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular individuals, both before and after treatment.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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