This technique is for the treatment of chronic low back and sciatic pain. A small implant is placed along the epidural region. Electrical impulses produce a pleasant sensation and the frequency blocks the low back or sciatic pain. This small device is controlled by the patient.
Posterior Epidural stimulation is a proven therapy that offers meaningful relief from both chronic back and leg pain. This well established procedure delivers mild electrical impulses safely to the spinal cord helping to calm the nerves and interrupt the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
HF10 therapy gives you the opportunity to try the system prior to receiving a permanent device, allowing you to assess its effectiveness in managing your pain. The trial system is placed in the your back using a simple, outpatient procedure and the procedure is completely reversible. One or more thin wires (leads) will be placed in your back. The leads will connect to a temporary device that you can wear on your belt or under your clothes. The system is customized for your pain. Over a period of 5-7 days you assess the pain relief you are feeling and what type of improvements to your daily activities you are experiencing.
After the trial, you let your physician know how much pain relief was experienced. Together you and your physician will decide if the permanent HF10 therapy system is something that would benefit you. If the decision is to proceed, you would receive the implant through a minor, reversible surgical procedure where a small battery (about the size of a pacemaker) is implanted under the skin and connected to the leads. Recovery is fairly short and the benefits are fast.