I have a C7/C/8 sci and have a baclofen pump due to the severity of my spasms following my injury. The baclofen pump has worked beautifully preventing any spasms what so ever for the past ten years. Following an emergency gall bladder removal surgery last year, I developed severe abdominal spasms when i go to lay back at night after sitting in my chair all day, which lasts for about a minute. The other strange thing is that once I wake up in the morning I feel a spasm just waiting to happen in my right side of my abdomen under my pump, and as soon as I make the slightest movement for the first time I have a terrible abdominal spasm. I do not have spasms any other part of the day, unless I transfer to a bed and go to lean back again. I also have tenderness in my back right behind where my gall bladder was.
I have had a couple of cat scans, a mri, and have seen the doctor that did my surgery, my rehab doctor, and a neurosurgeon to try to figure out why the spasms are happening and why my back is tender. Nothing shows up on any of the tests, and the doctors are at a loss. They have had me transfer and lean back and have witnessed it all first hand but cannot figure out why. We even tried to raise the dose of my baclofen three times to see if it would help and it made no difference. I have even had my pump and its catheters all checked and tested.
It is so frustrating to have the pump which has totally been a life saver to now with the pump to suffer spasms again since this surgery.
Any ideas Nurse or Doctor Wise?