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Spinal Cord Stimulation Information


 

Back pain?   Sciatica?   Told you need spine surgery?
Had spine surgery that failed?

– WAIT –

You may be a candidate for spinal cord stimulation –

a minimally invasive solution to treat your pain.

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a minimally invasive treatment that uses electric pulses, delivered through wire leads, that dull the signals of pain received by the brain. A spinal cord stimulator is a pacemaker for pain. Unlike major surgery, spinal cord stimulation can be trialed or test-driven with no sutures and no incisions to see if this therapy is right for a patient before the pacemaker is implanted. If you suffer from back pain, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, CRPS, or failed back surgery that didn’t relieve your pain, a spinal cord stimulator trial may be right for you.

 

Today, there is a bold new choice for chronic pain relief –

The Proclaim™ XR recharge-free SCS system

Combined with the power of BurstDR™ stimulation therapy, the Proclaim XR SCS system is our latest advancement in neurostimulation therapy (also called SCS). Not only does it offer you superior* pain relief, but unlike other SCS systems that require frequent charging sessions to maintain therapy, the Proclaim XR SCS system is recharge-free. Meaning, you can get hassle-free pain relief with a battery that lasts up to 10 years at low-dose settings** without ever needing to charge the system.

It’s time to stop watching life go by and start living XR.

 

 

Getting Started With The

PROCLAIM™ XR SCS SYSTEM

 

STEP 1

DOCTOR EVALUATION

Your pain management doctor will determine if you are a candidate for stimulation therapy with the Proclaim™ XR SCS system and may introduce you to an Abbott representative who can help answer your questions about the therapy. Your doctor may also recommend a temporary evaluation to determine if the therapy is right for you.

STEP 2

TEMPORARY EVALUATION

One of the advantages of the Proclaim XR SCS system is that you can try it out to see how well it works for you before committing to an implanted system. During the temporary evaluation, you can see whether the therapy:
• Provides meaningful pain relief.
• Improves your ability to perform daily activities.
• Improves your sleeping habits.

STEP 3

IMPLANTED SYSTEM

If, at the end of the evaluation period, you and your doctor decide that the Proclaim XR SCS system is right for you, you can choose to have the system implanted.

The process begins with a short procedure, often performed at your doctor’s office, a hospital or a day surgery center.
During this time, your doctor will place thin wires, called leads, which deliver the low-energy electrical pulses that interrupt your pain signals. The leads will be connected to TEMPORARY LEAD a small external battery.
During the evaluation, the battery will be worn outside of the body, typically on your lower back. In the recovery room, your Abbott representative will program your system under your doctor’s guidance. The evaluation will give you an opportunity to see how well EXTERNAL BATTERY the therapy controls your pain throughout the day and during different activities. The typical evaluation period lasts five to seven days, after which you and your doctor will decide if the Proclaim™ XR SCS system is right for you.
Please note: The placement of the leads is a surgical procedure that exposes you to certain risks. Complications such as infection, swelling, bruising and possibly the loss of strength in or use of 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.

Location
Glaser Pain Relief Center
16311 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 518
San Fernando Valley

Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-862-3385
Fax: 818-501-7247
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818-862-3385