According to the FDA, nearly 20 million people suffer from neuropathic pain. The majority of sufferers have chronic lower back pain.
“There’s pain, then there’s nerve pain, and it would put me on the floor,” said Maurice Perkins, who suffered from chronic nerve pain for years. “I couldn’t get out of bed, I couldn’t roll over, and it was pretty much to the point where I couldn’t do much anymore.”
Nevro HF10™ Therapy is a type of spinal cord stimulation that delivers mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord.
“The HF10™ system works like a signal jammer,” said Gerald Kadis, MD, neurosurgeon at Archbold Memorial Hospital. “The device is placed inside your nervous system, and it jams the unpleasant sensations that are trying to get to your brain so the brain doesn’t actually perceive the pain.”
The device safely delivers stimulation that doesn’t interfere with normal sensory perception, cognitive abilities, or motor functions and is completely reversible.
“It’s given me my life back; that’s the best way I can describe it,” said Perkins, an HF10™ patient. “I love working in my shop, cooking out and grilling, and I’m able to do all that now without even thinking about the pain.”
Implanting the device is a minimally invasive procedure, where a small device is implanted under the skin, just above the beltline. It is connected to thin, flexible wires that are placed near the spine. Patients can usually go home the same day.