Neurostimulation Therapies for Chronic Pain
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.
Thanks to advancements in neurostimulation technology, doctors can now recommend a therapy designed to treat your specific type of pain, greatly increasing the chances of relief.
Two new advancements on proven therapy
Neurostimulation works by altering pain signals as they travel to the brain.2
Our two superior therapies move beyond traditional kinds of neurostimulation. Not only is each meant for a different type of chronic pain, but each has been clinically proven to provide better outcomes than traditional neurostimulation therapy as demonstrated in clinical trials.2-5
Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation
DRG stimulation is an option for patients whose pain is concentrated in specific areas, such as the foot, knee, hip, or groin. DRG stimulation has the unique ability to directly target the area where the pain occurs.
DRG stimulation reduces pain on average 81% at 12 months.2
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) with BurstDR™ stimulation*
BurstDR™ stimulation is best for patients whose pain is more broadly spread in the trunk and/or limbs. Studies show that BurstDR stimulation may improve the ability to perform everyday activities and possibly even relieves the emotional suffering** that pain can cause.3-5
BurstDR™ stimulation provides superior relief*** from pain and suffering** compared to traditional neurostimulation therapy.
Learn more about DRG Stimulation and BurstDR Stimulation (166kb).
Hear from others
Watch the stories of people like you who now know that pain relief is possible with our advanced neurostimulation therapies.
Neurostimulation therapies from Abbott
Abbott 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 Neurostimulation System
Learn more about the newest DRG neurostimulation 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.
St. Jude Medical™ Invisible Trial System
The St. Jude Medical™ Invisible Trial System is designed to closely mimic a permanent implant and provides an intuitive way for you to evaluate neurostimulation under the direction of your physician.
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 an Abbott representative by contacting us.