Spinal cord stimulation systems (SCS) are designed to last for several years before needing to be replaced. The neurostimulator may need to be replaced if the battery depletes or the device malfunctions.
Some neurostimulators have rechargeable batteries, while others have nonrechargeable batteries. The battery life of a nonrechargeable device depends on the model and individual use.
As the device nears the end of its battery life, you may begin seeing an ERI message screen. This tells you that the battery is low and should too be replaced soon to continue therapy. Contact your managing physician to discuss next steps.
If you and your doctor are discussing a replacement neurostimulation system, be sure to ask about the Intellis™ SCS system. It sets the standard for managing chronic pain with neurostimulation.TALK TO A NURSE ABOUT REPLACEMENT
There are a number of choices, when deciding what SCS system is right for you. You’ll want to select the SCS system that has the features that benefit you most. Medtronic is the only company that can provide you with all these important features.
The Intellis™ with AdaptiveStim™ technology automatically senses your body position and adjusts the stimulation as you move. Making this a custom feature specific to your life.*
Sometime in the future, you may need an MRI to diagnose an unrelated condition, so it’s good to know the Intellis™ SCS system uses Medtronic SureScan™ MRI technology. This will allow you to have an MRI anywhere on your body — just like a patient without an implanted neurostimulator.†
Your treatment-related information — including your position diary, unique therapy settings, and spine images — is stored on your Intellis™ SCS device. So, wherever you go, your information travels with you.
Powered by Medtronic Overdrive™ battery technology, the Intellis™ SCS system features fast battery recharge and minimal loss of capacity over time. It’s also the smallest implantable neurostimulator available.
This feature is only available with the Intellis™ with AdaptiveStim™ technology model 97715 implanted neurostimulator
Under specific conditions. Talk to your doctor and refer to product labeling for full list of conditions.
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