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Neurostimulation Therapy for Chronic Pain


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Discovering Neurostimulation Therapy NEUROSTIMULATION SYSTEMS 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. Contraindications: 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 result in an inappropriate response of the cardiac device. Precautions: The safety and effectiveness of this therapy has not been established for: pediatric use, pregnancy, unborn fetus, or delivery. Follow programming guidelines & precautions in product manuals. Avoid activities that stress the implanted neurostimulation system. EMI, postural changes, & other activities may cause shocking/jolting. Adverse Events: Undesirable change in stimulation; hematoma, epidural hemorrhage, paralysis, seroma, CSF leakage, infection, erosion, allergic response, hardware malfunction or migration, pain at implant site, loss of pain relief, chest wall stimulation, & surgical risks. Neurostimulation Therapy for Chronic Pain For full prescribing information, please call Medtronic at 1-800-328-0810 and/or consult Medtronic’s website at This packet contains information about Medtronic neurostimulation therapy and how it might help you rejoin your life. Introduction and next steps For more information on Medtronic Pain Therapies visit The following items are included in this packet: • Neurostimulation Therapy Introduction Brochure • Preparing for Your Screening Test Guide Benefiting from Medtronic Neurostimulation Therapy since 2002 • Introduction and Next Steps DVD You want your life back, we’re here to help. For more information, talk to your doctor or visit Medtronic Neuromodulation 710 Medtronic Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55432-5604 USA Tel. 763-505-5000 Toll-free 1-800-328-0810 • Converse with a Nurse Program Brochure Rejoin your life Introduction and Next Steps

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Rejoin your life Robin P. Receiving Neurostimulation Therapy since 2001 Receiving Neurostimulation Therapy since 2003 Receiving Neurostimulation Therapy since 2001 You’ve experienced the limitations that chronic pain presents in your life. In the time you’ve been in pain, you’ve probably tried a number of treatments. It’s time to find out about another option that may bring much needed relief. In this packet you’ll learn about neurostimulation therapy from Medtronic. Since FDA approval of the Medtronic system in 1984, neurostimulation therapy has helped people better manage their pain and...

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Living with Chronic Pain If you or someone you love has been living with chronic pain, you know the effect it can have on a person’s life. Simple activities become burdensome chores. Life goals are compromised or abandoned. Depression and isolation may set in. For some people, pain medications provide much needed relief. For others, drugs may not adequately address the pain. Side effects from medication and increasing dosages present other challenges. Fortunately, there is hope for relief. For many people, neurostimulation has helped manage their chronic pain and enhanced their lives. Some...

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Neurostimulation Benefits Many people experience improvements in their pain symptoms and quality of life after receiving Medtronic neurostimulation therapy. Benefits may include: • Significant and sustained reduction in leg and back pain1,2,3 • Improved ability to function and participate in activities of daily living1 • Less oral pain medications • Proven safe and effective when used as directed • Tested in studies worldwide2,3 • Reversible and nondestructive—the therapy can be turned off or surgically removed • You have the ability to adjust the therapy based on your pain level • With...

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What Could this Therapy Do for Me? What You Should Know If you’ve been living with chronic pain for 6 months or more, you’ve probably given up some of the activities you enjoy most. Your interactions and relationships with others may have suffered. It is important that you manage your expectations of neurostimulation therapy. It is possible that neurostimulation may: • Help you rejoin life so you can get back to the activities and people that make you happiest. Not everyone responds to neurostimulation the same way and your experience may vary. To understand the benefits and risks of...

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What’s involved in deciding on neurostimulation therapy? Typically, there are four steps in deciding on neurostimulation therapy. Your doctor will advise you each step of the way. P r e pa r e Un d e r s ta n d Begin by understanding neurostimulation therapy, its benefits and risks. 1 8 | Introduction to Neurostimulation Therapy To prepare for the possibility of receiving neurostimulation, you will have a screening test to see if neurostimulation can help manage your pain. There are two important steps before the screening test. Step one is addressing any medical issues with your doctor....

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Taking the next Step Neurostimulation may be right for you if: • Other treatment options haven’t provided pain relief or have intolerable/unwanted side effects • You don’t have a serious, untreated dependence on pain medication • You don’t have medical issues that would make surgery difficult A Medtronic implantable neurostimulation system is indicated as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including unilateral or bilateral pain. Mild Electrical Impulses Outsmarting Your Pain You can think of neurostimulation as a way to outsmart your pain....

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