Spinal Cord Stimulator 2017-01-12T18:09:29+00:00

Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spinal Cord Stimulator

If you or a loved one would like to experience a life transformed, then it may be time to consult with your physician and consider the latest advancement in neurostimulation therapy: BusrtDR™ stimulation from St. Jude Medical.

IT’S TIME TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

Neurostimulation, also called spinal cord stimulation or SCS, has been recommended by doctors for over 40 years to manage chronic pain in the back, arms and legs.

BurstDR™ stimulation is a new form of neurostimulation therapy. B y understanding how the brain naturally manages pain, doctors created a new therapy that works by mimicking natural patterns found in the brain. The result: relief from pain and the chance to reclaim your life.

HOW IT WORKS

When you feel chronic pain, it is because your nerves are sending pain signals to your brain. BurstDR ™ stimulation works to reduce pain by alerting the pain signals as they travel to the brain.

  1. Pain signals travel up the spinal cord to the brain
  2. A generator, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, sends BurstDR™ stimulation pulses to a thin wire called a lead.
  3. The lead delivers these pulses to nerves along the spinal cord.
  4. The pulses modify the pain signals as they travel to different parts of the brain.
  5. The pulses change the way your body perceives pain – providing potential relief from the physical pain as well as the suffering associated with pain.

TRY BURSTDR™ STIMULATION BEFORE YOU COMMIT.

If your doctor decides you are a candidate for BurstDR™ stimulation, you can try the therapy using a temporary system. During the evaluation period, you will be able to assess how well BurstDR™ stimulation controls your pain throughout the day and during different activities. If the evaluation period is successful, you can have the system implanted.

PROVEN SUPERIOR

Burst™ stimulation has been clinically proven in numerous studies around the world to:

  • Provide superior relief from pain and suffering compared to traditional neurostimulation therapy.
  • Reduce or eliminate the tingling sensation felt with traditional neurostimulation.
  • Improve patients’ ability to perform everyday activities.

POTENTIAL RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

The placement of the lead is a surgical procedure that exposes you to certain risks. Complications such as infection, swelling, bruising and possibly the loss of strength or use in an affected limb or muscle group (i.e. paralysis) are possible. Be sure to talk to your doctor about the risks associated with the placement of a neurostimulation system.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BURSTDR™ STIMULATION, PLEASE VISIT PowerOverYourPain.com

Make An Appointment

Advanced Pain Medicine Institute is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Our team will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you would like to speak with one of our team members immediately please call our office at 301-220-1333.

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