Cerebral Palsy Research Network Blog

Intrathecal Baclofen

Used for tone reduction, baclofen is a medication that can be delivered either orally or using a pump connected to a catheter which delivers the drug directly to the intrathecal area (the space between the spinal cord and the protective sheath surrounding it). The latter is termed intrathecal baclofen (ITB).

Collison L (2020) Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy. St Paul: Gillette Children’s Specialty Press.