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.1
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.