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