“The time that I'm able to spend with my grandchildren doing activities — I'm very grateful to have that back in my life. I was out playing soccer with them. ... My grandchildren never thought that I would ever be able to do those types of things. Their ability to look at me now as someone who could be a part of their life is really something that I, I cherish.”
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[SCS therapy] gave me the opportunity to rediscover me. And to me that was the most important and the best gift that this device could have ever given me.-Sonia, spinal cord stimulation therapy patient
After feeling pain relief during the spinal cord stimulation trial, Sonia decided to move forward with an implant. She later learned that her mother, a Medtronic employee, helped assemble her Intellis device.