Spinal Cord Stimulation for Intractable Chronic Pain
Spinal cord stimulation systems are designed to last for several years without replacement. Neurostimulators may need to be replaced if the device malfunctions or if the battery depletes. Some neurostimulators have rechargeable batteries and others have non-rechargeable batteries.
The battery life of a nonrechargeable neurostimulator depends on the model and individual usage.
Why settle for anything but the best? When talking about a replacement neurostimulation system with your doctor, be sure to ask about the Intellis™ spinal cord stimulation system, which sets the new standard for managing chronic pain.
The Intellis system eliminates a top concern for many patients: issues related to battery or recharge. Powered by Medtronic Overdrive™ battery technology, the Intellis system features fast battery recharge, minimal loss of capacity over time, and the smallest size device — ideal for an active lifestyle.
Sometime in the future, you may need an MRI* to diagnose an unrelated condition. The Intellis spinal cord stimulation system uses Medtronic SureScan™ MRI technology so you can have an MRI anywhere on your body — just like a patient without an implanted neurostimulator.
The Intellis system with Medtronic AdaptiveStim™ technology automatically adjusts the therapy as you move your body.
Your treatment-related information, including your daily movement log and spine images, is stored on your Intellis device, so it's with you wherever you go.
*Under specific conditions. Talk to your doctor and refer to product labeling for full list of conditions.
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.