Since 1992, more than 50,000 people have chosen ITB TherapySM to manage their severe spasticity related to a variety of conditions. Talk to your doctor about a screening test to see what it may do for you or your loved one.
Your doctor will consider many important factors to decide if ITB Therapy is right for you.
You may be a candidate for ITB Therapy if you:
In addition, healthcare professionals may use the following criteria to determine if you are a candidate for a pump:
A standard screening test determines if ITB Therapy may work for you. During the test, you’ll be screened with a small dose of anti-spastic medication injected into the intrathecal space (where fluid flows around the spinal cord). Some centres use a more extensive trial involving insertion of a temporary catheter that tests the effects of the intrathecal medication over a period of several days.
In clinical studies during the screening test, ITB Therapy reduced spasticity in 97% of people with severe spasticity due to multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury .1
If your doctor determines you are a candidate for a pump, you will need to make the final decision about whether to pursue the treatment.
Here are some suggestions to help you decide if ITB Therapy is right for you:
Before you meet with your doctor, think about what you hope to learn. Prepare questions, and be ready to provide information about your medical history.
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.