Medtronic has revealed that the St Joseph Pain Management Centre has deployed the AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor neurostimulation system in its pain management center located in Howland, Ohio.
The St Joseph Pain Management Centre is the state’s first pain management center to offer the neurostimulation system.
The AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor system has been designed to provide effective treatment and chronic pain relief by adjusting its stimulation automatically to the requirement of the patient based on the level of back and leg pain.
Neurostimulation systems traditionally consist of an implantable device that interrupts the pain signals from reaching the patient’s brain. Any change in the position of the body, such as lying down or sitting up, can decrease or increase the intensity of the stimulation caused by the shift of the spinal cords position further from or closer to the stimulation site. The patient is required to frequently make adjustments to their stimulation levels by manually operating a handheld programmer. Unlike the traditional systems, the AdaptiveStim solution has been designed to alter the stimulation levels automatically by identifying and recollecting the correlation between the stimulation levels required and the change in posture or position of the patient.
The AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensorneurostimulation system is also capable of recording and storing data on the frequency at which the patient changes position and provides clinicians with objective feedback to help them gain a better understanding of the patient’s changing stimulation requirements.
Chronic pain is known to affect about 116 million adults in USA. Chronic pain is known to interfere with the patient’s ability to work, eat, enjoy life and limit the patient’s participation in any physical activity.