Freedom Stimulators are the smallest, most compact microstimulators on the market, at only 0.4 cc, it fits through the lumen of a standard gauge needle for placement without surgery.
Freedom Stimulators are used for a variety of chronic pain conditions. Please consult your physician to see if you are a candidate.
Before a permanent Freedom Stimulator is implanted, a patient is able to test out their pain relief through a trial procedure. A trial stimulator is percutaneously inserted for a therapy evaluation; results will be reviewed with your physician at the end of the trial period to determine if the pain relief was satisfactory.
The implanted device has small metal electrodes near the tip. An electrical field of energy is created when power is applied to the electrodes, which aids in blocking the pain signals. The implant receives energy wirelessly from the external Wearable Antenna Assembly.
The external Wearable Antenna Assembly will need to be charged daily and may last up to 24 hours on a single charge depending on your therapy settings.
On average 4 hours, even if the battery is completely depleted.
No. Your Wearable Antenna Assembly (WAA) is not waterproof. Keep it dry to avoid damage. Do not use the stimulator when engaging in activities that might cause the WAA to get wet, such as swimming or bathing.
The procedure may be performed without general anesthesia.
Depending on your therapy preference, some patients use it every other day, some patients use it 24 hours per day.
Most physical activities are considered safe after the procedure. Consult with your physician as to when you can resume normal activities.
Most insurance companies and Medicare cover Spinal Cord Stimulator & Peripheral Nerve Stimulator procedures. Check with your provider to understand your financial responsibility.
Spinal Cord Stimulation and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation have been clinically proven to reduce chronic pain. It may not reduce all of your pain but some patients have reported complete pain relief, results may vary.