A Different Approach: Pain Relief Designed for You
Imagine your life transformed—because today, there is a unique approach to difficult-to-treat, isolated chronic pain of the lower limbs, including the foot, knee, hip or groin.
The Axium™ Neurostimulator System, offered exclusively from St. Jude Medical, is the first and only neurostimulation device designed for dorsal root ganglion (DRG) therapy. Dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) are spinal structures densely populated with sensory nerves that transmit information to the brain via the spinal column. By stimulating a DRG associated with a specific area of the lower limbs, the Axium neurostimulator system gives physicians the ability to directly treat targeted areas of the body where pain occurs.
If you suffer from pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limbs—and have not received adequate pain relief from traditional neurostimulation or other traditional therapies—the Axium neurostimulator system may be an option for you.
It was the kind of pain where you couldn’t push through it… now I am back to living life again and not having any pain. –Jenifer, DRG therapy recipient
Proof of effective relief for patients like you
DRG therapy is a well-studied and understood therapy. One major study, the ACCURATE clinical trial, is the largest neurostimulation clinical trial ever conducted among patients with chronic difficult-to-treat (intractable) lower limb pain typically resulting from a previous injury. ACCURATE study results showed that with DRG stimulation:1
- 74.2% of DRG patients had treatment success 12 months*1
- 94.5% of the trial participants did not feel stimulation outside of their area of pain1
- DRG patients had an average of 81.4% reduction in their pain at 12 months1
While DRG therapy has proven successful in many patients, it is not right for everyone. Talk to your doctor to see if the Axium™ neurostimulator system may help you manage your pain. It is not advised if you are unable to operate the system or do not receive effective pain relief during the evaluation period.
Discover if DRG therapy is a pain management option for you by finding a DRG pain specialist in your area.
The placement of a neurostimulation system requires surgery, which exposes you to certain risks. Complications related to the procedure and/or device include infection, swelling, bruising, undesirable changes in stimulation and loss of strength or use in an affected limb or muscle group (e.g., paralysis). Additional risks such as undesirable changes in stimulation may occur over time. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the possible risks associated with neurostimulation.
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