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Real solutions for people living with chronic pain,
Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor

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Technology to help you move and feel better

Abbott's portfolio of neurostimulation therapies allows people living with chronic pain and movement disorders to move easier and feel better. Neurostimulation is a medication-free technology that can help chronic pain patients get back to living their lives. It also can combat the symptoms of movement disorders for those living with Parkinson's disease or essential tremor so daily tasks aren't as difficult.

Explore the portfolio of neurostimulation therapies designed to relieve your symptoms, no matter which condition you’re living with.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain happens when pain persists, sometimes inexplicably, for six or more months or longer than would generally be expected for recovery to a specific disease, injury or surgery. It’s often the result of an illness or injury. The good news? There are options for managing your symptoms.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a slow, progressive movement disorder that can affect nearly every aspect of your daily life. Learn about how Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) can help manage Parkinson's disease symptoms so you can live your best life.

Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is a unique condition that causes shaking or rhythmic trembling in parts of the body. If you’re living with essential tremor, or care for someone who does, find the treatment you need to get back to enjoying life again with DBS.

Streamline therapy with
NeuroSphere™ Digital Care

Experience care that supports your health and fits your life. Abbott’s NeuroSphere™ Digital Care combines digital health tools and technology that help you manage your movement disorder or chronic pain therapy like never before.

NeuroSphere™ Digital Care includes NeuroSphere™ Virtual Clinic, which was named among the 100 Best Inventions of 2021 by Time Magazine.1 Unique advantages of the application include:

Control therapy with your smartphone

Manage your neuromodulation therapy settings from our Patient Controller app.*† You can access the Patient Controller app from either your own personal Apple mobile device or an Apple iPhone provided by Abbott.

Attend follow-up doctor visits with NeuroSphere™ Virtual Clinic

Connect with your doctor using secure, in-app video chat for follow-up care and real time programming adjustments, without ever needing to leave the comfort of your own home.

How NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic Works

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Hear stories from people with neuromodulation therapies

Kim considered herself a “professional volunteer” in her retirement. Whether she was giving her time at the nursing home or church, playing golf, swimming, oil painting, or gardening, Kim was “constantly doing something.” But things changed for her in January 2003 when she felt an unusual pain in her back while playing golf. A former hospital administrator and nurse, Kim self-medicated at first until she realized what she felt was more than a minor pain. Though she knew it wasn’t possible, she says, “When I walked, it felt like things would fall apart.”

Chronic Pain Was Disrupting Kim’s Life

After a while, Kim found her mobility extremely limited to the extent that she could no longer do her usual tasks and activities. She found driving her car uncomfortable and relied instead on a wheelchair or four-wheel walker during outings. To make matters worse, she could sleep for no more than a few hours at a time at night. After several back surgeries, the pain she felt spread to her back and her lower buttocks and leg.

Running out of options, reluctant to have another surgery, and frustrated with taking pain medications, Kim talked with her family doctor who mentioned the possibility of using neurostimulation to manage her pain. Her doctor explained the possible benefits of neurostimulation as well as the risks. (Risks associated with the procedure and/or use of a neurostimulation system include infection, swelling, bruising, undesirable changes in stimulation, and the loss of strength or use in an affected limb or muscle group (e.g., paralysis). For a complete list of possible complications associated with neurostimulation, refer to the important safety information page and talk to your doctor.

After hearing about neurostimulation, she was immediately interested and told her doctor she was ready to have the surgery “tomorrow.”

Kim Found Freedom Again With Neurostimulation

Kim says that while it did take time to get used to having an implanted system, she was soon back to her busy schedule and doing things she hadn’t been able to do for years. She even asked her doctor if she could return to golf. He told her that certain activities can cause the leads to move, which can cause a reduction in pain relief. He also recommended that she give her body time to heal. Kim followed her doctor’s advice and waited six months before trying the sport. She says, “I can’t do everything I could before, but just being on a golf course has given me a sense of freedom from my pain.”

Kim wants people who suffer from chronic pain to know there is an alternative treatment available. “You don’t have to live with chronic pain. For me, neurostimulation is a better option than taking drugs. It’s worth a chance.”

Consult your doctor to discuss the risks and benefits of neurostimulation and determine if this therapy is right for you. The story above explains the experiences of an individual who has received a neurostimulation system to manage chronic pain of the trunk and/or limbs. These results with neurostimulation are specific to this individual. While most patients experience at least some reduction in pain, the amount of pain relief that individuals experience varies. The surgical placement and use of a neurostimulation system pose risks, the occurrence of which also varies by individual.

Reclaim control over your symptoms

Abbott's goal is simple – to continuously create ways to improve treatment options for patients just like you. Take the first step to reclaiming symptom control by learning about Abbott's neuromodulation therapy solutions.


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* Available on eligible Apple mobile digital devices. For a list of personal Apple mobile digital devices compatible with Abbott’s Patient Controller app, visit OR

† The app is available anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection and a sufficiently charged patient controller device.

1. Abrams A. The best inventions of 2021. Time. November 10, 2021. Accessed November 9, 2022.

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