What is Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Neurostimulator

A neurostimulator is a surgically placed device that delivers mild electrical signals to the epidural space near your spine. The electrical signals cause a tingling sensation in the area of your chronic pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 13 9
Bladder problems 3 2
Pain in leg(s) 3 2
Bowel incontinence 2 1
Overactive bladder 2 3

Show all 23 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 0
Mild 6
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bladder problems 1
Buzzing vibration sensation 1
Electric shock sensations 1
Irritable bowel syndrome 1
Pain in hip(s) 1
Pain in leg(s) 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Dosage Patients Percentage
24 hr daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Duration

Currently using Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 16
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped using Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Last updated:
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