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.
During the first few weeks after the procedure, you may have special instructions from your doctor.
After the initial healing period, a Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapy will become a routine part of your day.
Receiving optimal therapy may require you to adjust settings on your neurostimulator with your MyStim programmer.
Rechargeable neurostimulators contain a battery that must be recharged regularly to maintain the therapy.
If you ever need an MRI, here’s what you and your doctor should know.
Although neurostimulators and drug pumps are designed to last for several years without replacement, you can talk to your doctor about replacement procedures.
Learn how to get the most from your therapy.
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.
Both your doctor and Medtronic can help if you have questions about your system.
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.