The Pain physicians at the Rush Pain Center and the University Pain Center at Rush Oak Park Hospital (Drs. Saneep Amin, Asokumar Buvanendran, Timothy Lubenow, and Matthew Jaycox) recently became the first in Chicago to offer patients the AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor, an implantable neurostimulation device that uses the motion sensor technology found in smart phones and videogaming systems to help patients manage chronic leg and back pain.
"This device is unique because its motion-detecting technology enables it to automatically adjust the intensity of stimulation based on the patient's body position,” says Sandeep Amin, MD.
The device is the only available chronic pain treatment system that can automatically recognize and remember the correlation between the change in body position and the level of stimulation needed. The system can also record and store the frequency of posture changes and automatically adjust stimulation in order to provide effective pain relief.
"It's like flipping a switch,” Dr. Amin says. "Patients appreciate the convenience of not having to make frequent adjustments in order to remain pain-free.”
The device is implanted in a patient's back though a small incision. Patients can typically be back on their feet in about two days and back to normal activities in six to eight weeks after implantation. The implanted battery has to be changed in a 45-minute procedure every four to seven years.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Rush Pain Clinic at 312-942-6631 or visit the University PainCenters.com Website.