Exercise and Baclofen pump

Baclofen is a medicine currently being used for Cerebral Palsy. If you use Baclofen or have a Intrathecal Baclofen pump, post your experiences or questions here.

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Exercise and Baclofen pump

Postby esquaredlm » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:28 pm

Has anyone had any experiences with exercise and a baclofen pump? If so what kind of effect did it have on your exercise regimen?

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Re: Exercise and Baclofen pump

Postby himusarker » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:33 am

Normally muscles receive electrical signals via nerves to contract and relax. Spasticity is caused by an imbalance of electrical signals coming from the spinal cord through the nerves to the muscle. This imbalance causes the muscle to become hyperactive, resulting in involuntary spasms. Baclofen works by restoring the normal balance and reducing muscle hyperactivity. In this way, it allows for more normal muscle movements.

Side effects of baclofen may include:

1) Dizziness
2) Drowsiness
3) Headaches
4) Nausea
5) Weakness.