If your chronic back and leg pain isn’t responding to medication, your doctor may prescribe one of our neurostimulators or drug pumps. These implantable devices are designed to modulate (modify) the pain signals to the brain. And for more than 30 years they have helped people like you to more fully enjoy life.
Medtronic Pain Therapies – neurostimulators and drug pumps – are surgically placed devices that interrupt pain signals before they reach the brain.
Neurostimulators work by sending mild electrical impulses to the epidural space near the spine. These impulses replace pain with a tingling sensation.
Drug pumps (also called “intrathecal drug delivery systems”) deliver pain medication directly to the fluid around the spinal cord, providing pain relief with a small fraction of the medication needed if taken orally.
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Drug pumps and neurostimulators are implanted in the abdomen.
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People who have success with Medtronic Pain Therapies typically report significant pain relief, reduction in oral medications, and improvement in their ability to go about day-to-day activities.1-11
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Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after receiving their device therapy.
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