I am having a baclofen pump put in on June 24th. It is under general anastisa (sic). Will that cause an MS flare up and what should I do if it does?
The general anesthesia should not cause a flare up of your MS. Most people recover promptly from this procedure and are able to go home the following day if there are no complications. You will need frequent visits to titrate the dose of intrathecal baclofen; you will also need physical therapy or even a short rehabilitation stay to get the most benefits from the reduction in your spasticity. You should discuss this with your current doctor. Take care.
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