A Global Leader in Meaningful, Industry-leading Solutions for Chronic Pain and Neurological Diseases

Pain relief made personal

Pain relief made personal

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for pain and neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease. Each patient’s needs are unique and personal, which is why physicians need customizable treatment solutions. At Boston Scientific, we’re dedicated to working closely with both physicians and patients to develop meaningful, industry-leading solutions that can improve the quality of life for millions worldwide.

Advancing Deep Brain Stimulation.  Because Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder, it’s critical to provide therapy that is designed to adapt with the patient’s evolving needs. The Vercise Genus™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System -- with rechargeable and non-rechargeable options -- is approved for conditional use in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment.1 With Cartesia™ Directional Leads, Vercise Genus manages the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through eight individually controlled electrodes on each lead, allowing physicians to adjust the range, shape, position and direction of electrical stimulation. These features are engineered to help reduce unwanted side effects and adapt for continued symptom relief.

Personalizing Pain Therapy.  Each patient experiences pain differently, and pain can change over time. That’s why the WaveWriter Alpha™ Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) Systems are designed to provide personalized, long-lasting pain relief. The portfolio of SCS devices is full-body MRI conditional2, offering proprietary Fast Acting Sub-perception Therapy (FAST™) engineered to provide profound paresthesia-free pain relief to patients in minutes. With the ability to provide multiple therapies in one device, patients and their physicians are given the options to find the therapy that works best for them.

Setting the Standard.  The Vertiflex® Procedure (Superion® Indirect Decompression System) is a clinically proven, minimally invasive solution designed to deliver long-term relief for the pain associated with moderate lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). In a clinical study, many patients reduced the use of opioids after the Vertiflex Procedure.3,8,9

Leading Radiofrequency Ablation.  We offer radiofrequency ablation (RFA) systems used by physicians to treat patients with chronic pain. RFA is a versatile outpatient procedure that is often used prior to SCS in the treatment continuum for chronic pain and has more than 50-year track record of providing relief for patients.

 
Stimulator battery important information
*Stimulator battery should provide at least 15 years of service. The battery life is dependent on the stimulation settings and conditions.
 

Conditions We Treat

  • Chronic Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dystonia4
  • Essential Tremor4
  

Solutions We Offer

  • Rechargeable and Non-rechargeable Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • Indirect Decompression Systems
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Systems
  • Rechargeable and Non-rechargeable Deep Brain Stimulation Systems

Products:

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WaveWriter Alpha ™ Spinal Cord Stimulator Systems are the largest portfolio of full-body MRI conditional devices that combine therapy options for personalized relief.2

 
therapy with mySCS
Boston Scientific can help maximize a patients’ chances for successful therapy with mySCS™. This mobile app is designed to provide simple progress tracking during a Boston Scientific SCS trial, personalized goal setting, real-time support, and a summary report that patients can share with their physicians.

 
The Vercise™ Genus™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System
The Vercise™ Genus™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System is engineered for precise neural targeting to customize therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The fourth generation system offers rechargeable and non-rechargeable options, approved for conditional use in a MRI environment.ii 1
 

Sources

1. The Vercise Genus™ DBS System provides safe access to full-body 1.5T MRI scans when used with specific components and the patient is exposed to the MRI environment under specific conditions defined in the supplemental manual ImageReady™ MRI Guidelines for Boston Scientific DBS Systems.

2. The WaveWriter Alpha™ and WaveWriter Alpha™ Prime Spinal Cord Stimulator Systems provide safe access to full-body 1.5T MRI scans when used with specific components and exposed to the MRI environment under the defined conditions in the ImageReady™ MRI Full Body Guidelines for WaveWriter Alpha™ and WaveWriter Alpha™ Prime Spinal Cord Stimulator Systems

3. Nunley, et al. Journal of Pain Research. 2018:11 2943 - 2948.

4. Not available for sale in U.S.

5. Bennett GJ. Neuropathic pain: an overview. In: Borsook D, ed. Progress in Pain Research and Management.Vol. 9. Seattle, Wa: IASP Press; 1997:109–113.

6. https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis-related-stats.htm

7. https://www.apdaparkinson.org/article/parkinsons-disease-prevalence-study/

8. Decrease in the proportion of patients using opioids compared to baseline at five year interval.

9. Results from clinical studies are not predictive of results in other studies. Results in other studies may vary.

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