Take Pain Relief Into Your Own Hands
The St. Jude Medical™ Invisible Trial System provides an intuitive way for you to try neurostimulation therapy under the direction of your physician, before committing to a permanent implant. Our temporary system lets you adjust your therapy wirelessly using a familiar Apple‡ iPod touch‡ controller. The small external generator easily hides under your clothing. It is so discreet we call it the St. Jude Medical Invisible Trial System.
91% of patients were more willing to proceed with trial if it was with the St. Jude Medical™ Invisible Trial System.1
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Under the direction of your physician, St. Jude Medical Invisible Trial system is now compatible with evaluating either BurstDR™ stimulation or DRG stimulation.
A temporary neurostimulation system allows you and your doctor to determine the effectiveness of neurostimulation therapy for your pain before undergoing a permanent implant.
During the evaluation period you will have the opportunity to assess whether the therapy:
- Controls your pain
- Improves your ability to perform daily activities
- Improves your sleeping habits
If, at the end of the evaluation period, you and your doctor decide the therapy is right for you, you can choose to have the system implanted permanently.
Find out more about the trial system, the procedure and preparing for a temporary system.
Talk with your doctor about new neurostimulation therapies
If you have tried neurostimulation in the past and it did not work for you, or you experienced unwanted side effects, our trial system can now help you evaluate a new type of neurostimulation.
While neurostimulation helps most patients experience at least some reduction in pain, not everyone responds in the same way. The amount of pain relief varies with each individual. Complications related to placement and/or use of the device may occur. 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.
See important safety information.