Living With a Neurostimulator or Drug Pump
Once your Medtronic drug pump or neurostimulator is implanted and the implant site is healed, you and your doctor will work together to develop a pain management program. That program may include other types of therapies in addition to your Medtronic device, like physical therapy and exercise, with the goal of helping you to restore function for daily living.
Programming Your Neurostimulator
Receiving optimal therapy may require you to adjust settings on your neurostimulator with your MyStim programmer.
Recharging Your Neurostimulator
Rechargeable neurostimulators contain a battery that must be recharged regularly to maintain the therapy.
Getting an MRI
Getting a Replacement
Ask Hank and Grace
Hank has been receiving drug delivery therapy since 1993, and Grace has been receiving neurostimulation therapy since 2002. See their answers to questions about living with their therapy.
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Both your doctor and Medtronic can help if you have questions about your system.
Doctors Answer Questions
Doctors with years of experience with Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies have answered some of the common questions their patients ask about Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies.
Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
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