A man and a woman are crossing a stream on a hike. Older man in foreground looks off to the distance, woman follows behind.


THERAPY OVERVIEW
SPINAL CORD STIMULATION


Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) may help you get back to doing the everyday things you love most.

LEARN ABOUT
THE THERAPY

See how spinal cord stimulation is effective for chronic pain treatment — and why it might be the right therapy for you.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Learn about the different stages of spinal cord stimulation. Find out more about the implant and the trial, which lets you try the therapy without having the neurostimulator implanted.


WHAT LIFE IS LIKE
WITH THE THERAPY

Life with spinal cord stimulation comes with many benefits. Find out what to expect from life with a neurostimulator implant and discover helpful information and links. See the important safety information link at the top of the page.


RESOURCES

Discover a variety of helpful resources, including a physician finder, patient ambassador program, nurse helpline, and more.

SPINAL CORD STIMULATION OVERVIEW

Learn how spinal cord stimulation can be used to treat chronic pain.

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

TAKE CONTROL WITH SOLUTIONS
DESIGNED FOR REAL LIFE

  • World’s smallest SCS neurostimulator implant
  • Convenient wireless communication system that works with your life
  • Fast recharging with empty to full in approximately 1 hour
  • Discreet trialing system that lets you try SCS before committing
  • Access to MRI anywhere on your body so you’re prepared for the future
  • AdaptiveStim™ technology that automatically adjusts the therapy as your body moves
LEARN ABOUT SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

Female nurse speaks with older male patient about spinal cord stimulation therapy for chronic pain.

SPEAK WITH AN EXPERT

We’ll help you get the answers you need to determine if this chronic pain treatment is right for you. Chat with a current patient (Ambassador) or nurse, or find a physician.

FIND AN EXPERT

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Every patient experience is unique. Not everyone who receives Medtronic neurostimulation therapy will experience the same results. 

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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.