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HOW IT WORKS
SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

YOU DESERVE TO LIVE WITH LESS CHRONIC PAIN

Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) therapy is effective for chronic pain relief.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS

  • Improved ability to participate in activities of daily living1,2
  • Effective for extremities, back, and/or leg pain relief1,2
  • AdaptiveStim™ technology that automatically adjusts as you move your body
  • The power to manage your own treatment

TAKE CONTROL
OF YOUR FUTURE

The Intellis neurostimulator interrupts pain signals that travel between your spinal cord and brain, which may help you take control of pain — and your future.

The device, similar to a pacemaker, is surgically implanted under the skin. It delivers mild electrical impulses along implanted wires to an area near your spine.

BATTERY PERFORMANCE
THAT WORKS WITH
YOUR LIFE

The Intellis system provides a solution to 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
  • Sustained performance over 9 years
  • The smallest implantable neurostimulator

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

MARTY'S STORY

“I can walk more. I can play basketball and baseball with the grandkids… I couldn’t do any of that before.”*

SEE MORE STORIES

PROTECT YOUR FUTURE
WITH ACCESS TO MRI

Sometime in the future, you may need an MRI to diagnose an unrelated condition.

Approximately 82% of SCS-implanted patients will likely need at least one MRI within five years of implant.

The Intellis spinal cord stimulation system uses Medtronic SureScan™ MRI technology, which gives you the same full-body MRI access as non-implanted patients — now and in the future.


SECURE DATA THAT
TRAVELS WITH YOU

Your pain therapy 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.

This gives you the freedom to travel or relocate, knowing that another physician can access your secure information directly from your device.

START YOUR JOURNEY
TO PAIN RELIEF

1. SPEAK WITH A PHYSICIAN

Talk with a physician and see if the therapy might be right for you.

2. TRY MEDTRONIC SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

Discreet stimulation trial lets you try the therapy without requiring you to have the neurostimulator implanted.

3. GET YOUR IMPLANT

Start on the path to chronic pain relief.


*

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

MR-Conditional IconUnder specific conditions. Talk to your doctor and refer to product labeling for full list of conditions.


1

Medtronic Advanced pain therapy using neurostimulation for chronic pain. Clinical Summary, 2017. M221494A010 rev C.

2

Schultz D, Webster L, Kosek P, et al. Sensor-driven position-adaptive spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain. Pain Physician. 2012;15(1):1-12.


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.