Personal Stories

Bob's Story

In 1994, Bob was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He tried treating his spasticity with oral medication, but when even the maximum dose didn’t alleviate the spasms, he became unsure if anything could manage his severe spasticity.
More

Julie's Story

When Julie experienced the onset of her multiple sclerosis in 1987, "I thought the trouble was just fatigue." Julie tried various treatments for her severe spasticity. Physical therapy and muscle injections helped occasionally, but her muscles would quickly tighten back up.
More

Diana's Story

Since receiving a Medtronic pump for her severe spasticity due to multiple sclerosis, Diana no longer needs a cane to assist her in walking. She has gotten back to doing the things that she loves: gardening, camping, and accompanying her husband to disc-golf tournaments.
More

Cindy's Story

Cindy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1980. By the mid-1980s, "I was very spastic. My hands and feet were contracted, and I was totally dependent," she says. Eventually, Cindy was referred to a neurosurgeon.
More

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.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

Section Navigation

Additional information

Contact Us

Medtronic International Trading Sàrl
Medtronic
Case postale
Route du Molliau 31
CH-1131 Tolochenaz
work Tel. +41 (0)21 802 70 00
work Fax +41 (0)21 802 79 00
Europe