St. Joe's Pain Center First in Ohio to Use Motion Sensing Technology

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St. Joseph Pain Management Center now offers the only chronic pain treatment to automatically adapt stimulation by recognizing a change in body position and posture changes.

“Chronic pain is a disabling condition,” said Dr. Tracy L. Neuendorf, St. Joseph Pain management center medical director. “And this new technology will help our patients enjoy daily living without worrying about adjusting stimulation levels."

HOWLAND - Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults. For some, chronic pain is so severe that it interferes with working, eating, participating in physical activity and enjoying life.

That’s why the St. Joseph Pain Management Center in Howland is pleased to announce it is the first pain management center in Ohio to offer the AdaptiveStim™ with RestoreSensor™ neurostimulation system, the first and only chronic pain treatment to provide effective pain relief and convenience by automatically adapting stimulation levels to the needs of people with chronic back and/or leg pain.

Traditional neurostimulation systems consist of an implantable medical device similar to a pacemaker to interrupt pain signals from reaching the brain. A change in body position can result in an increase or decrease in the intensity of stimulation as a patient’s spinal cord moves closer or further away from the stimulation site. As a result, patients may need to make frequent manual adjustments to their stimulation levels as they move, using a handheld patient programmer.

No need for manual programming. AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor reduces the need for manual programming changes by automatically adapting stimulation levels to the needs of the patient by recognizing and remembering the correlation between a change in body position and the level of stimulation needed. It also records and stores the frequency of posture changes, providing objective feedback to clinicians to help understand how a patient’s individual stimulation requirements are changing over time.

“Chronic pain is a disabling condition,” said Dr. Tracy L. Neuendorf, St. Joseph Pain management center medical director. “And this new technology will help our patients enjoy the activities of daily living without worrying about adjusting stimulation levels ¬─ this new system does it all for them.”

The St. Joseph Pain Management Center offers proven methods of treatment for people with chronic pain. The pain management team includes physicians and other health care professionals specially trained in the alleviation of pain that has been unresponsive to usual treatment methods.

The St. Joseph Pain Management Center is located at 1934 Niles-Cortland Rd., Howland. For more information, call 330-841-4032.

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Connie Moorhouse
Humility of Mary Health Partners
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