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Pain relief is possible. We can help you find an SCS specialist for chronic pain broadly felt in your back, arms or legs, or find a DRG specialist for chronic pain concentrated in your foot, knee, hip or groin, associated with CRPS.

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Neurostimulation Therapies for Chronic Pain

Pain relief is possible

Chronic pain is a common condition, affecting almost one in five adults globally.1

Although chronic pain is common, no two experiences are exactly alike—and there are even different types of chronic pain. Some people live with very concentrated, difficult-to-treat ongoing foot, knee, hip or groin pain (associated with CRPS), while others must deal with broadly felt ongoing back, arm and/or leg pain.

If your chronic pain is one of these and it has lasted at least six months, neurostimulation therapy from St. Jude Medical may help. Pain relief is possible. While neurostimulation has helped many people manage their chronic pain and improve their quality of life, our new advancements can help you and your doctor identify the specific kind of neurostimulation therapy tailored for the type of pain that you experience.

Learn more about dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation or spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy from a St. Jude Medical representative.

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Two new advancements on proven therapy

Neurostimulation works by altering pain signals as they travel to the brain.2

Our two advanced therapies move beyond traditional kinds of neurostimulation. Not only is each meant for a different type of chronic pain, but each has proven superior clinical effectiveness over traditional neurostimulation therapy.3-5

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation

Your doctor may discuss dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation if you live with pain concentrated in areas such as your foot, knee, hip or groin following an injury or surgical procedure that grows worse over time. This is known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS. Clinical studies show that DRG stimulation, offered exclusively from Abbott, delivers superior pain relief*** for people suffering from CRPS.

DRG stimulation reduces pain on average 81% at 12 months.2

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) with BurstDR™ stimulation*

You and your doctor may discuss spinal cord stimulation if you experience chronic pain that is broadly felt in the back, arms and/or legs. The St. Jude Medical™ neurostimulation therapy with BurstDR™ stimulation provides superior relief from pain and suffering** compared to therapy that uses tonic stimulation, a traditional kind of stimulation.4,5

BurstDR™ stimulation provides superior relief*** from pain and suffering** compared to traditional neurostimulation therapy.


PDF Learn more about DRG Stimulation and BurstDR Stimulation (166kb).

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Neurostimulation therapies from St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical is committed to revolutionizing pain management therapies with BurstDR™ Stimulation and DRG Stimulation. Now more than ever, pain specialists are better able to match therapies to their patient’s specific condition to improve pain relief and optimize outcomes.

Keep in mind that only a doctor or pain specialist can determine if you are a candidate for neurostimulation and which type of therapy is right for you. If you have been living with chronic pain and your current pain-relief therapies are not working, talk to your doctor to see if neurostimulation may be an option.

Want to learn more? Use our locator tool to find a chronic pain specialist in your area.

Below are some examples of our innovations in neurostimulation therapy for the management of different kinds of chronic pain.

Proclaim™ DRG Neurostimulator System

Learn more about the newest DRG neurostimulator system, which offers dorsal root ganglion (DRG) therapy for targeted pain relief on a Bluetooth® wireless technology platform; the system is MR conditional within approved parameters.

Axium™ Neurostimulator DRG System

Learn more about the Axium™ neurostimulator DRG system, which offers dorsal root ganglion (DRG) therapy for targeted pain relief.

Proclaim™ Elite Recharge-free SCS System

Learn more about the Proclaim™ Elite recharge-free SCS system, a recharge-free SCS system for broadly felt chronic pain featuring BurstDR™ stimulation; the system is MR Conditional and approved for full-body MRI scans within approved parameters.

Prodigy MRI™ SCS System

Learn more about the Prodigy MRI™ SCS system, a rechargeable spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system for chronic pain featuring both tonic and BurstDR™ stimulation; the system is MR Conditional and approved for head and extremity MRI scans within approved parameters.

Learn more about spinal cord stimulation or dorsal root ganglion stimulation from a St. Jude Medical representative by contacting us.


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*BurstDR™ stimulation, a patented technology exclusively from St. Jude Medical, is also referred to as Burst stimulation in clinical literature.
**Pain and suffering as measured by VAS.
***When compared to traditional tonic stimulation.
1. Breivik, H., & Hattori, S. (2005). Prevalence and impact of chronic pain: A systematic review of epidemiological studies on chronic pain. Presented at the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 11th World Congress on Pain, Sydney, Australia.
2. Deer, TR, Levy, RM, Kramer, J, et al. (2017). Dorsal root ganglion stimulation yielded higher treatment success rate for complex regional pain syndrome and causalgia at 3 and 12 months: a randomized comparative trial. Pain. 158(4): 669-681. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000814 ACCURATE IDE STUDY, St. Jude Medical. (n=152).
3. De Ridder, D., Vanneste, S., Plazier, M., & Vancamp, T. (2015). Mimicking the brain: Evaluation of St. Jude Medical’s Prodigy Chronic Pain System with Burst Technology. (n = 102). Expert Review of Medical Devices, 12(2), 143-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/17434440.2015.985652
4. St. Jude Medical. (2016). St. Jude Medical™ Proclaim™ Neurostimulation System Clinician’s Manual. SUNBURST IDE study.
5. St. Jude Medical. (2016). St. Jude Medical™ Prodigy™ Neurostimulation System Programming and Reference Manual. SUNBURST IDE study.