Medtronic spinal cord stimulation (SCS) offers a non-opioid, FDA approved alternative when other chronic pain treatments have failed, such as:
SCS disrupts the pain signals traveling between the spinal cord and the brain. Stimulation is delivered by a neurostimulator — a device similar to a pacemaker — implanted under the skin.
The impulses travel from the device to the spine over thin insulated wires called leads.
The leads deliver mild electrical impulses to an area near your spine. By interrupting pain signals between your spinal cord and your brain, the stimulator may help you get back to doing the everyday things you love most.
The Medtronic SCS system offers multiple settings to meet your personal pain relief needs and a neurostimulator that automatically adjusts the therapy as your body moves. A recent study showed a unique way of programming –only available on the Medtronic device – led to profound back pain relief in a majority of patients.
Rechargeable and recharge-free device options suit your needs and lifestyle.
The trial system lets you temporarily and discreetly “test drive” SCS and decide if you want to move forward with receiving the device.
Some systems limit which parts of the body can be scanned. The Medtronic SCS system gives you access to MRI anywhere on your body* so you're prepared for the future.
Medtronic SCS devices are designed with your comfort in mind. Their thin size may give you enhanced comfort and may remain undetected under clothing.
Under specific conditions. Talk to your doctor and refer to product labeling for full list of conditions.
Fishman M, Cordner H, Justiz R, et al. 12-Month Results from Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing Differential Target Multiplexed Spinal Cord Stimulation and Traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation in Subjects with Chronic Intractable Back Pain and Leg Pain. Pain Pract. 2021. Aug 7. doi: 10.1111/papr.13066. Epub ahead of print.
Desai MJ, Hargens LM, Breitenfeldt MD, et al. The rate of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with spinal cord stimulation. Spine. 2015;40(9):E531-537.
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.