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Neurostimulation Therapy for Chronic Pain: Preparing for Your Screening Test
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Neurostimulation Therapy for Chronic Pain Preparing for your Screening Test Preparing for Your Screening Test

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Learn A bout the Screening T est One of the benefits of neurostimulation therapy from Medtronic is that you can try it before you commit to long-term therapy. If you are considering neurostimulation to manage your pain, think about having a screening test. The screening test determines if the therapy might bring you relief from your chronic pain. With a screening test, you will have a reasonable idea of what your results might be before you have the device implanted. This brochure will provide you with important information about what you can expect with a screening test so you can decide...

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the Screening T est Proce dure T est S timula tion S y stem Before the Pr ocedure Before the screening test begins, your doctor will answer any questions you have and make sure you are familiar with the risks. D a y of the Pr ocedure • Wear comfortable, loose clothing. A button-up shirt that doesn’t have to be lifted over your head, pants with an elastic waist and slip on shoes are the best choices. External Neurostimulator • Arrange to have someone with you on the day of the procedure. D uring the Pr ocedure Your screening test will likely take place on an outpatient basis in the doctor’s...

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“Without the neurostimulation, I wouldn’t have a day at the lake.” —Robin P. Benefiting from Medtronic Neurostimulation since 2001 • Your doctor will test the system and ask you questions about the stimulation you are feeling and where it is located to be sure the leads are in the best location. • The temporary leads will be taped or secured to your back for the duration of the screening test. • You will be taken to a recovery room until it is time to go home. A fter In the recovery room, your Medtronic representative will work with your doctor to program the external neurostimulator to...

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At H ome with Your T empor ar y N euro stimu lation System You will be sent home with your temporary neurostimulation system for approximately 3 to 7 days, depending on your doctor’s preference. During this time, you will be supported by your doctor for medical concerns and your Medtronic representative for device-related questions. If you have any questions, they are just a phone call away. When you are home, engage in your normal activities as this will help you and your doctor evaluate how well the stimulation addresses your pain. During the screening test, your doctor will want to know...

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Ex pec t a tions • What results have you seen with neurostimulation therapy? What should I expect? At the end of your screening test, your doctor will: • Remove the temporary neurostimulation system. • Discuss your experience during the screening test. • Will neurostimulation improve my comfort or ability to perform activities of daily living? • Ask you if you were satisfied with your experience with neurostimulation. • How might the therapy affect work, travel, recreation, sexual activity, and exercise? • Help you determine if you should proceed with the long-term therapy. If you decide to...

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NEURO STIMU LATION SYSTEM S FOR PAIN THERAPY Brief Summary: Product Technical Manuals and Programming Guides must be reviewed prior to use for detailed disclosure. Indication for Use - Chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs-including unilateral or bilateral pain. C ontraindications: Diathermy. Warnings: Defibrillation, diathermy, electrocautery, MRI, RF ablation, & therapeutic ultrasound can result in unexpected changes in stimulation, serious patient injury or death. Rupture/piercing of neurostimulator can result in severe burns. Electrical pulses from the neurostimulator may...

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