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 8 8
Overactive bladder 2 3
Bladder problems 1 2
Bowel incontinence 1 1
Chronic headache disorder 1 0
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 1 1

Show all 17 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
Severe 3
Moderate 0
Mild 5
None 9

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

Side effect Patients
Bladder problems 1
Buzzing vibration sensation 1
Electric shock sensations 1
Pain in hips 1
Pain in leg(s) 1
Pain in lower back 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
30 hr weekly 1
24 hr daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
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
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped using Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 9
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Medtronic Neurostimulation Implantable Device.