About ITB Therapy

Managing severe spasticity with Medtronic ITB TherapySM has helped thousands of people. It may help you resume daily activities that have become difficult or even impossible. To do this, it delivers medication directly to your spinal cord.

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 spinal cord injury or spinal cord disease. 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 spinal cord injury or spinal cord disease.

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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