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OUR PRODUCTS SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

Learn more about rechargeable and nonrechargeable spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems.

CHOOSE THE SYSTEM THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

Medtronic offers rechargeable and nonrechargeable SCS systems. Your doctor will help you decide which system is right for you.

RECHARGEABLE SCS SYSTEMS

  • The battery needs to be recharged regularly
  • Battery may last up to nine years before needing to be replaced
  • Includes Intellis™ SCS devices
Front view of the Medtronic Intellis Device with AdaptiveStim technology, used for spinal cord stimulation therapy

NONRECHARGEABLE SCS SYSTEMS

  • The battery does not need to be recharged
  • Battery life depends on device settings and stimulation levels
  • Includes PrimeAdvanced™ device
Front view of the Medtronic PrimeAdvanced device with SureScan MRI technology, used for spinal cord stimulation therapy.

SOURCES OF ONGOING SUPPORT

In most cases, your doctor and his or her staff should be your first point of contact, but Medtronic also offers ongoing support. The information below will help you determine whom to contact when you have questions.

YOUR DOCTOR

Contact your doctor’s office if you have medical, medication, and therapy questions. Your doctor has access to your medical records and history and can best diagnose any change in symptoms. Also, ask your doctor how to reach the on-call doctor in case any medical concerns arise after hours or on weekends.

MEDTRONIC PATIENT SERVICES

Call Medtronic Patient Services if you have questions about or problems with your neurostimulation device. As a medical device manufacturer, Medtronic can offer technical assistance. We are not able to comment on your medical condition.

To reach Medtronic Patient Services, call 800-510-6735 toll free, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

PATIENT IDENTIFICATION CARD

Carry your patient ID in your wallet or purse at all times in case of emergency. It shows that you have an implanted medical device. You will also need your patient ID when going through security at airports.

If you move, change doctors, or lose your ID card, there are two ways to update your information or request a replacement card.

  • Complete an online form.
  • Call Medtronic Patient Registration Services at 800-551-5544, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

PATIENT GUIDES

Your doctor will give you the manuals and guides you need to use your therapy devices. To download an electronic copy of the Patient Quick Guides, click the guides below.

If you would like another copy of the printed patient guide, call Medtronic Patient Services toll free at 800-510-6735, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

pdf Using Your Intellis™ Implantable SCS System  (.pdf)

Basic resources and information to help you use your Medtronic Intellis™ spinal cord stimulation system.

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pdf Using Your Implantable Restore™ SCS System (.pdf)

Basic resources and information to help you use your Medtronic RestoreSensor™, RestoreUltra™, RestoreAdvanced™, or PrimeAdvanced™ spinal cord stimulation system.

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PATIENT  STORIES

See how SCS has impacted our patient's lives. 

WATCH STORIES

GETTING AN MRI

If you ever need an MRI, here’s what you and your doctor should know.

FIND OUT MORE

GETTING A REPLACEMENT

Neurostimulators are designed to last for several years. Ask your doctor when a replacement may be necessary.

LEARN ABOUT REPLACEMENT

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.