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Baclofen Pump Physical Restrictions

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#1 chucks2k



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Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:57 PM

I am considering a B. pump to control my escalating spasticity post my SC injury Feb. '08. I will ask my neurologist this for sure but has anyone heard of physical restrictions post implant? I am a para with aspirations of continuing my scuba diving interests and wonder if the pump would restrict this activity.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:05 PM

I've definately heard that a pump would prevent someone scuba diving. However I spoke to my specialist who's going to do the implant and he said he'd be quite happy to put his name to a letter saying that there would be no adverse reaction from scuba diving with the pump in. I suspect that there might be a depth restriction and whether you could get a specialist diving doc or an insurance company doc to ok it when they're not a specialist in SCI is a different matter.
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