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A benefit of Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies is that you can test a pain therapy to see if it will help manage your chronic pain before making a long-term commitment.
While many patients try Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies after corrective back surgery has failed, you and your doctor may want to consider them sooner. Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies are reversible, and you can experience the therapy for yourself before making a final decision. This flexibility may make these therapies a good alternative to more permanent surgical options such as spinal fusion surgery, laminectomy, and neuroablation.
Treatable Pain Conditions
Talk with your doctor about the right treatment for your chronic pain. Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies may be an option if you have chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs.
If your doctor is unwilling or unable to offer you further treatment options, ask for a referral for a pain management specialist. Or, find a pain management specialist in your area who is familiar with Medtronic Chronic Pain Therapies.