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Baclofen Pump

Lot�s of folks have asked about Skyler, and what is going on with his pain and stiffness. So I thought I would try and jot a few things down to share with everyone.

Skyler has been on an oral medication called Baclofen for a number of years now, since he was pretty young. Baclofen is a very commonly used drug to treat kids and adults with severe spasticity. Here is some information from a medical website Medtronic:
DefinitionSpasticity is often described as tight, stiff muscles or spasms that may make movement, posture, and balance difficult. It may affect your ability to move one or more of your limbs, or to move one side of your body. Sometimes spasticity is so severe that it gets in the way of daily activities, sleep patterns, and caregiving.
CausesSpasticity is caused by damage or injury to the part of the central nervous system (the brain or spinal cord) that controls voluntary movement. This damage disrupts important signals between the nervous system and muscles, creating an imbal…