The IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain-1986) defines pain as a frequent cross-cutting symptom that can undermine the physical and mental integrity of a patient, causing relatives increased concern, and significantly impacting their quality of life.
Giving a very brief yet very effective definition in clinical terms, chronic pain is prolonged and undoubtedly one of the most critical types of pain. This type of pain is often determined by the persistence of harmful stimuli and/or self-maintenance phenomena, which prolong nociceptive stimulation even when the initial cause has been reduced. Chronic pain is almost always accompanied by an important emotional, psychological or relational component and can limit patients’ physical and social life.
Among the main therapy solutions that can be used for its management, the most important ones are spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and Percutaneous Neurostimulation.
In particular, chronic pain areas are frequently affected by causes such as FBSS (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome), i.e. consequences and/or side effects of surgery. In these situations, SCS therapy is one of the most technologically-advanced and cutting-edge solutions.
Omnia, the first and only system designed to send out and combine all frequencies from 2 to 10000 Hz in order to provide patients with the widest possible range of solutions, both today and in the future. Omnia is the result of extensive feedback between patients and physicians and is the continuation of Nevro’s commitment to assisting each patient. With Omnia we are certain that we can provide patients with all available frequencies for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS).
A common cause of chronic pain is the presence of scars in the epidural space. The epidural space is an area between the inside of the vertebral column and the protective layer around the spinal cord. The presence of scar tissue can restrict natural nerve pathways, causing inflammation and thus resulting in pain.
The generator for Percutaneous Neurostimulation can control up to three outputs at the same time to treat particularly complex areas. It is used by inserting dipolar probes (electrodes) into the tissue in order to manage chronic neuropathic pain conditions that are resistant to drug treatments.
Nevro Senza™ represents a turning point in the technology of spinal cord stimulation systems (SCS). This device, developed in cooperation with researchers from the Mayo Clinic, is designed with state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries, capable of reaching a level of stimulation equal to 10,000Hz.