ITB Therapy in Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL
Please call Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine today to learn more about ITB Therapy and other pain management therapies we have to offer.
If you or a loved one suffers from severe spasticity, it can be hard to perform everyday activities. Having constant spasms can affect a patient’s ability to perform self-care tasks, go shopping for themselves, as well as affecting both their mental health and overall self-esteem. It is important to know that if you are living with chronic and severe spasticity, there are options and methods of treatment that could change your life! You might be able to Manage Spasticity with an Intrathecal Baclofen Pump!
The Intrathecal Baclofen Pump (ITB) is a state-of -the-art medical device that releases anti-spasm medication directly into the patient’s central nervous system which is also known as targeted drug delivery. Symptoms of spasticity can occur for a number of reasons and here are a few conditions that ITB Therapy has been proven to help:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain Injury
Living with any of these conditions is extremely difficult and having to deal with not only the onset of spasms but also the onset of muscle stiffness and pain, only makes day-to-day life harder.
At Ramos Center, we strive to offer our patients hope for a better tomorrow. We are committed to finding the latest and best medical technologies to help our patients take back their lives and live pain free! This is the reason we are committed to providing targeted drug therapy treatments. By using the ITB Therapy pump system, patients suffering with spasticity will be able to enjoy life with fewer spasms and virtually pain free.
How Does it Work?
ITB is a targeted drug therapy that will distribute medication directly from a subdermal pump, into the area of your spinal cord that is affected by your condition. ITB Therapy delivers Lioresal® Intrathecal, a liquid form of baclofen, directly into the intrathecal space. Because the drug is delivered precisely, a much smaller dose is required. This helps minimize side effects that often accompany oral medication.
What are the benefits that come with ITB Therapy?
Direct Distribution– Medication is admitted to the specific area that is affected by pain. This means there will be a more direct pain relief that takes affect much faster than oral medication.
High Efficiency– Because it is directly distributed, the medication will work faster and longer in the area experiencing pain, stiffness, or spasms.
Less Frequent Dosing– You will not have to administer the medication as many times as you would in conventional drug delivery for the desired results.
Minimal Side Effects– Because the drug is being targeted to one area of the body, you will not feel the harsh side effects throughout your body. This will minimize the “buzz” or cloudy feeling that is often a side effect of these drugs.
Lower Dosing Tolerance– Your body will have a lower tolerance overall and you will not need to up the dosage of medication as frequently. This will save your body in the long run and prevent damage to your liver and other organs that are affected when taking prescription drugs.
At Ramos Center, we truly care about each and every one of our patients. We also have counselors and doctors available to help patients work through mental health and past traumatic events. We want to be sure that all of our patients are healthy both physically and mentally. Please stop by today or visit our website for more information and to ask questions about any of our services.