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GETTING A REPLACEMENT
SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR

NEUROSTIMULATOR PRODUCT LIFE

Spinal cord stimulation systems are designed to last for several years without replacement. Neurostimulators may need to be replaced if the battery depletes or the device malfunctions. Some neurostimulators have rechargeable batteries and others have nonrechargeable batteries. The battery life of a nonrechargeable neurostimulator depends on the model and individual usage.


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TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE

When talking about a replacement neurostimulation system with your doctor, be sure to ask about the Intellis™ spinal cord stimulation system, which sets the standard for managing chronic pain with neurostimulation.

TALK TO A NURSE ABOUT REPLACEMENT

Personalized, Responsive Therapy

The Intellis systems with Medtronic AdaptiveStim™ technology automatically adjusts the therapy as you move your body.

  • Delivers personalized treatment based on seven unique body positions
  • Automatically makes changes to stimulation to optimize pain relief
  • Tracks daily movement to help your physician assess your progress and, if needed, adjust the stimulation

Access to MRI Without Compromise

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.


Secure Data That Travels With You

Your treatment-related information, including your position diary, unique therapy settings and spine images, is stored on your Intellis device, so it's with you wherever you go.

  • Spine images are stored on your device for physicians to review lead placement
  • Provides activity information captured by AdaptiveStim technology to help your physician make pain management decisions
  • Gives you the freedom to travel or relocate, knowing that another physician can securely access your information directly from your device
  • Integrates data encryption to ensure the highest levels of data security

Sustainable Battery Performance

Powered by Medtronic Overdrive™ battery technology, the Intellis system features fast battery recharge, minimal loss of capacity over time, and is the smallest implantable neurostimulator available.

Front view of the Medtronic Intellis Device with AdaptiveStim technology, used for spinal cord stimulation therapy


CONTACT US

Your physician is your first point of contact. If you need technical support, you may contact
Medtronic Patient Services at
1-800-510-6735.

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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.