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Can Diazepam or an extra dose of Baclofen relieve lower back pain in a child already on Baclofen?

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Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Question: My 14 year old son has cerebral palsy and has a baclofen pump. He is having severe lower back pain (possible pinched nerve. Not diagnosed yet). Can i give him diazepam or should i give him extra baclofen orally?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:

You can give Ibuprofen.

Detailed Answer:

Hello!

Thank you for posting your query. I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your son's clinical details. Based on this, he needs pain relief. Since he is already on Baclofen pump, giving extra dose of Baclofen may not help.

Moreover, Baclofen helps in reducing spasticity and stiffness.

You can give him Ibuprofen tablets for pain relief. If that dose not help, Pregabalin capsule can be used to provide relief from nerve pain.

I hope my answer helps.

Wishing you good health,

Regards,

Dr. Sudhir Kumar,
Neurologist


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Can Diazepam or an extra dose of Baclofen relieve lower back pain in a child already on Baclofen?

Brief Answer: You can give Ibuprofen. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for posting your query. I would try my best to help you. I have noted your son's clinical details. Based on this, he needs pain relief. Since he is already on Baclofen pump, giving extra dose of Baclofen may not help. Moreover, Baclofen helps in reducing spasticity and stiffness. You can give him Ibuprofen tablets for pain relief. If that dose not help, Pregabalin capsule can be used to provide relief from nerve pain. I hope my answer helps. Wishing you good health, Regards, Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist