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    baclofen pump cather

    Is the pump more effective when the catheter enters the spinal cord above, rather than below the level injury?

    How many of you experienced a comprehensive evaluation post test trial, with a physical therapist keeping an hourly or bi-hourly watch on you?
    It seems most doctors would just inject you and then depend upon you to let them know "how you're feeling". A few posts mention this, but not many.

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    It didn't make any difference for me. In fact, I think it actually worked a little bit better put below my point of injury. I didn't need nearly as much per day as I do now but that was also a couple of years ago, so that may not have been the difference.
    C-5/6, 7-9-2000
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

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    If you put the catheter above the level of injury you may cause weakness in muscles that still work. Usually it is put just below the level of injury for that reason.

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