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Our Neurostimulation Systems

Neurostimulation Systems for Chronic Pain

St. Jude Medical offers safe, effective neurostimulation therapies to help you find relief from your chronic pain. Neurostimulation is a pain management therapy proven to be effective for many chronic pain sufferers.

How neurostimulation works

Neurostimulation works by intercepting pain signals before they reach the brain. To do this, a small system is implanted within your body that stimulates nerves along the spinal cord. Pain is replaced with what some people describe as a gentle massaging sensation or, in some cases, the absence of pain. At any time, the procedure is reversible and the implant can be removed without impacting your ability to try other pain relief options.

Types of neurostimulation therapies

Depending on which area of your body is experiencing chronic pain, your doctor may prescribe a specific type of neurostimulation therapy:

  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may be prescribed for neuropathic pain in the back, arms or legs, or pain that comes from failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) or post-laminectomy syndrome.
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation may be prescribed for pain that is limited to a specific area of the body that starts in a lower extremity (foot, knee, hip and groin) following an injury or surgical procedure and grows worse over time.

Only a doctor or pain specialist can determine if you are a candidate for neurostimulation and which type of therapy is right for you. If you have been living with chronic pain and your current pain relief therapies are not working, talk to your doctor to see if neurostimulation may be an option. Learn more about neurostimulation therapy.

The St. Jude Medical commitment to safe and effective chronic pain management

The remarkable story of the first implantable cardiac pacemaker is embedded in St. Jude Medical’s history, and today, St. Jude Medical is once again demonstrating our commitment to revolutionizing health care solutions. Below are examples of our innovation in neurostimulation systems for the management of chronic pain.

Prodigy MRI™ Chronic Pain System

Learn more about the Prodigy MRI™ system, a rechargeable spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy.

Proclaim™ Elite Recharge-free IPG

Learn more about the Proclaim™ Elite Recharge-free IPG, a nonrechargeable spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy.

St. Jude Medical™ Invisible Trial System

Learn more about our trial system, which offers an intuitive way to see if spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy is right for you.

Axium™ Neurostimulator System

Learn more about the Axium™ Neurostimulator, which offers dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation.

REFERENCES


1. Mironer, E. (2011, May). A prospective clinical evaluation of a rechargeable implantable pulse generator (IPG): Final analysis of the sustainability of spinal cord stimulation therapy for chronic lower back pain. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the International Neuromodulation Society, London, England.