Do you suffer from chronic pain? You’re not alone.
Chronic pain affects millions of Americans, with more diagnoses every day. Pain is considered chronic when it lasts for at least 90 days. Chronic pain can result from injury, surgery, or illness and can significantly impact the quality of life of those suffering.
Many chronic pain patients report a significant reduction in quality of life. Pain can negatively impact mobility, can prevent people from performing normal activities of daily living, and can damage relationships with friends and loved ones.
Treatments for chronic pain
Most treatment programs for chronic pain start with physical therapy, medication and injections. However, some people are unable to gain relief from these options. Some patients’ pain prevents them from fully engaging in physical therapy, so they are not able to get a meaningful benefit. Opioid-based medications carry a laundry list of negative side effects and simply may not be a viable option for some people.
If you are not able to get the pain relief you want from other treatments or are worried about taking opioids, other options are available, including the minimally invasive StimRouter Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) procedure.
What is StimRouter® PNS?
StimRouter has been successfully used to treat pain all over the arms, legs, and torso. It works by targeting the nerves specifically responsible for your symptoms. A StimRouter lead is implanted during a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. After the procedure, you are in charge of your own pain management using a remote control to adjust your therapy levels.
Your StimRouter is programmed specifically for your needs. StimRouter can include programs for pain relief as well as programs to intentionally recruit muscles to strengthen muscles and joints and get patients back into therapy.
Patient perspectives on StimRouter PNS
StimRouter patients are regularly surveyed as part of our continuous improvement efforts. Here are some highlights:
- StimRouter reduced average patient pain from an 8 to a 21
- 88% of patients continue to actively use StimRouter to treat their chronic pain after one year2
- 76% said that they are satisfied with their device, and almost 40% extremely satisfied2
- A majority of patients reported at least a 50% increase in activity level after receiving their StimRouter implant2
Advantages of the StimRouter system
- Minimally invasive outpatient procedure
- Less invasive than surgical options such as spinal cord stimulation
- Proven to deliver pain relief
- External stimulator and programmer gives you control of your pain management
- Improves quality of life
- Non-opioid patient relief solution
Who is a candidate?
You might be a candidate for StimRouter PNS if you:
- Are tired of struggling with daily chronic pain
- Don’t want major surgery
- Would like to avoid or reduce dependency on medications
- StimRouter is not for patients who have an active implanted device such as an implanted demand cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator, or metallic implant in the immediate area intended for implant.
Rx Only. The StimRouter Neuromodulation System is indicated for pain management in adults who have severe intractable chronic pain of peripheral nerve origin, as an adjunct to other modes of therapy (e.g. medications). The StimRouter is not intended to treat pain in the craniofacial region. StimRouter is contraindicated in patients who have any active implanted device such as an implanted demand cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator, or metallic implant in the immediate area intended for implant. For complete instructions for use, storage, warnings, indications, contraindications, precautions, adverse reactions and disclaimer of warranties, please refer to the insert accompanying each product or online at www.stimrouter.com.
1. Survey of 39 patients
2. Survey of 133 patients, representing experience with 17 different peripheral nerves