NEUROMODULATION
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OPTIMIZING YOUR NEUROSTIMULATOR

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR NEW CHRONIC PAIN THERAPY

THE FIRST FEW WEEKS WITH YOUR NEUROSTIMULATION SYSTEM

After you’ve recovered from your neurostimulation implant procedure, it may still take some time to adjust to your new therapy. Remember – every person’s pain is different. Some people find that adjusting to their neurostimulation system takes little time or effort. In other cases, it may take some fine-tuning of the system’s settings in order to find the best configuration for your individual pain.

FINDING THE RIGHT SETTINGS

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Some people experience pain during particular activites or during certain times of the day. For others, the pain may be random and unpredictable. 

Your doctor may adjust your system during office visits. Initially, you may need to make a few extra visits so that you and your doctor can fine tune the right settings for you. Later on, you should only need occasional appointments for minor adjustments and check-ups.

Always consult your doctor right away if you experience any problems with your neurostimulation system.


RECHARGING YOUR SYSTEM

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Some neurostimulators are rechargeable and others are not. If you have a rechargeable system, you’ll need to create a routine for yourself to recharge the device regularly.

Many of Abbott neurostimulation systems are designed to be recharge-free, so that you can spend less time worrying about your next recharge and more time living your life.

Learn more about the benefits of Abbott neurostimulators >

Whether your device is rechargeable or recharge-free, the battery in your system will eventually need to be replaced. Ask your pain specialist or care team how the replacement procedure may be different from your original implantation.

Learn more about replacing your neurostimulator device >


 

NOW I HAVE MY LIFE BACK: ANN’S CHRONIC PAIN STORY

NOW I HAVE MY LIFE BACK: ANN’S CHRONIC PAIN STORY

After being virtually homebound for two years due to chronic leg pain, Ann talks about how spinal cord stimulation helped her get her life back.

JEFF EMBRACES AN ACTIVE LIFE AGAIN

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See how avid outdoorsman Jeff finally got relief from incapacitating pain with help from a permanent spinal cord stimulation system.

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