I am considering a baclofen pump, and just want some feedback from fellow spineys who have experience with this.
I currently take baclofen orally, and cannot tolerate a higher dose due to nausea and it knocks me out. Since I need to be awake, it isn't an option, lol.
I have horrific leg cramping, like charlie horses. And I also have intense tightening (spasming) throughout my body when I first move after being still for an hour or so. I am sure the baclofen will help with those things. My biggest reason for looking into the pump though is to get help with the constant neck and shoulder spasms.
For those of you who have had the pump, did it help with the neck/shoulder tightness? My feeling is that if it will be beneficial to the neck stuff, it will be worth the risks involved. If it is just for the legs and spasticity on the rest of my body, I don't know, because that is not constant. So I'm looking for realistic feedback from those of you who have tried this.
Even if you don't have neck stuff, I'd love to hear your experience with the baclofen pump. Thanks for any comments.
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!