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Hi. I have cerebral palsy and severe involuntary muscle spasms. I’m going to be evaluated for a baclofen pump in the next few months. I believe that this pump could open doors for a better quality of life for me and help address pain-which I really need.

I know the trail is a spinal shot of baclofen. I admit that needles make me really nervous, yes, I am a baby. What i am really concerned is that during the procedure the I move or twitch adding more complication and problems in my life. I asked the Dr. if she could provide an iV med for the injection to minimize my movement. She said that this was not possible because it the iV med might interact with the shot and interfere with the results of the trail. Is there a med the might allow me do do the trail? Thanks so much. I appreciate your suggestions.

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replied December 18th, 2018
Muscular and Nerve Disorders Answer A64678
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Baclofen pump is indicated for pain in CP and should be considered. You should opt for it.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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