A benefit of Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies is that you can test a pain therapy to see if it will help manage your chronic pain before making a long-term commitment.

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Good Candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulation

Professor Sam Eldabe

The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
"I believe patients who have what we call neuropathic pain, or nerve-related pain, do best with spinal cord stimulation."

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Good Candidates for Targeted Drug Delivery

Dr. Eric Grigsby

Pain Management Specialist, California
"Good candidates for intrathecal drug delivery therapy are patients who have severe pain - pain that's interfering with their quality of life substantially…""

An Alternative to Corrective Surgery

While many patients try Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies after corrective back surgery has failed, you and your doctor may want to consider them sooner. Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies are reversible, and you can experience the therapy for yourself before making a final decision. This flexibility may make them a good alternative to more permanent surgical options such as spinal fusion surgery, laminectomy, and neuroablation.

Treatable Pain Conditions

Talk with your doctor about the right treatment for your chronic pain. Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies may be an option if you experience chronic back and leg pain or chronic pain associated with the following conditions:

  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) / Failed Back Syndrome (FBS)
  • Radicular pain syndrome or radiculopathies resulting in pain secondary to FBSS / FBS or herniated disk
  • Postlaminectomy pain
  • Multiple back operations
  • Unsuccessful disk surgery
  • Slipped disk pain that is unresponsive to conservative and surgical treatments/degenerative disk disease (DDD)
  • Peripheral causalgia
  • Epidural fibrosis
  • Arachnoiditis or lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), or causalgia

If your doctor is unwilling or unable to offer you further treatment options, ask for a referral for a pain management specialist. Or, find a pain management specialist in your area who is familiar with Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies.