At The Pain Center, we integrate Nevro’s spine stimulation devices into our TPC Spine Stim to ensure optimal patient care. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of Nevro, its purpose, and its functionality. Keep reading to gain a comprehensive understanding as we address the following questions:
- What is Nevro?
- What does Nevro do?
- What are the side effects of the Nevro spinal cord stimulator?
- What is the success rate of Nevro?
- What is the life expectancy of a spinal cord stimulator?
- How does TPC use Nevro?
What is Nevro?
Nevro is a global medical device company that delivers comprehensive life-changing solutions for treating chronic pain. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, the company prides itself on working toward an ultimate goal: helping people suffering from chronic pain find lasting relief.
What Does Nevro Do?
Nevro manufactures and promotes innovative technologies and advanced therapies backed by meaningful evidence. Nevro offers several products, including:
One of their most significant creations, the FDA-approved Senza HFX iQ spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system, is an intelligent pain management tool that uses the most extensive clinical SCS dataset to provide patients with suggestions on the best fitting pain relief programs and therapies.
To combat traditional spinal cord stimulation (SCS), Nevro offers 10 kHz Therapy which offers lasting pain relief without a need for paresthesia. Their minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedures target back pain, painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN), and other chronic pain conditions.
What are the Side Effects of the Nevro Spinal Cord Stimulator?
Nevro offers the Senza Trial Stimulator, the only system on the market that delivers frequencies between 2 to 1,200 Hz. The Omnia IPG provides up to 10,000 Hz frequencies and smooth pairing to a wide array of waveforms.
While Nevro’s SCS has proven to be effective in relieving pain, some side effects patients report include pain, discomfort, and swelling at the implant site following the procedure. Nevro shares that “these complications may result in reprogramming the device, medical treatment, corrective surgery or removal of the device.”
What is the Success Rate of Nevro?
Patients worldwide have found significant pain relief from Nevro’s products and therapies. Nevro announces that 88% of patients treated with 10 kHz therapy experienced reduced pain and gained more independence. In a real-world study for chronic back pain, Nevro patients achieved a 74% responder rate.
Chart provided by Nevro
What is the Life Expectancy of a Spinal Cord Stimulator?
Non-rechargeable pulse generators that are fully implantable typically offer a battery life spanning 2 to 5 years. Conversely, a new spinal cord stimulator (SCS) system’s lifespan with a rechargeable power source can extend to 10 to 25 years or even longer.
How Does TPC Use Nevro?
We incorporate Nevro into our TPC Spine Stim, a branded spinal cord stimulation procedure. The TPC Spine Stim is an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive treatment that targets chronic back and leg pain. Nevro is one of the several SCS solutions we use in this procedure to provide lasting pain relief to our patients.
The TPC Spine Stim works by implanting a nerve stimulation device into the spine, which delivers low-voltage electrical currents to targeted areas, reducing the pain signals responsible for chronic pain. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is the underlying principle of this neuromodulation therapy. An implanted pulse generator creates electrical signals that effectively modulate pain perception.