About ITB Therapy

With ITB Therapy using a Medtronic implantable pump system, anti-spastic medication is delivered directly to your spinal cord fluid. The results may be improved walking, increased range of motion and fewer spasms, all of which may help you live more independently.1,2

What Is It?

ITB TherapySM is a precise, targeted treatment proven to reduce severe spasticity caused by stroke. 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 generalized spasticity that is poorly controlled by oral medications or limited because of unwanted side-effects and where other therapies have proven ineffective.

Benefits and Risk 

Although there is currently no cure for spasticity, ITB Therapy may treat some of the symptoms of severe spasticity caused by stroke.

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.


  1. Francisco GE, Boake C. Improvement in walking speed in poststroke spastic hemiplegia after intrathecal baclofen therapy: a preliminary study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003;84(8):1194-1199.
  2. Meythaler J, et al. Long-term continuously infused intrathecal baclofen for spastic dystonic hypertonia in traumatic brain injury: 1-year experience. ArchPhys Med Rehabil 1999; 80(1):13-19.

Safety Information

Safety information concerning ITB TherapySM

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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