Living With Neurostimulation Therapy

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Assess Your       Current System

Neurostimulation therapy is continually improving. Take this short quiz to see if you are getting the most out of your current neurostimulation system.

Education Opportunities

Patient Stories

Read stories of patients with chronic pain and how neurostimulation therapy helped them.

Living With Your Neurostimulation System

Receiving a neurostimulation system for your chronic pain is a big step toward living a normal life. As you begin treatment, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions.

Day-to-day concerns

Living with a neurostimulation system may mean you have to be careful about which activities you do. Ask your doctor about activities that are safe for you and which activities you should avoid. 

Learn more about day-to-day concerns.

Getting the most out of your system

If you have received a neurostimulation system for your chronic pain, you will need to develop some new habits as you adjust to life with your system. 

Learn more about getting the most out of your system.

Traveling with your device

Traveling safely and enjoyably when you have a neurostimulation system is possible when you take into account a few important factors. 

Learn more about traveling with your device.

MRI scans and electromagnetic interference (EMI)

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) may disrupt your system’s function. Find out where EMI comes from, how to avoid it and whether you can receive an MRI scan with your implanted device.

Learn more about MRI scans and electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Device battery

Neurostimulation systems are powered by a battery. How long the battery lasts depends on the type of system you receive, your programs and settings, and whether or not you have a rechargeable battery.

Learn more about your device’s battery.

Getting a replacement device

After several years, your doctor may recommend that you replace your neurostimulation system. There are a number of reasons why you may need a replacement device.

Learn more about getting a replacement device.

Patient stories

Others like you have received a neurostimulation system and gone on to live healthy and rewarding lives.

Read patient stories.