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Imagine Your Life Transformed: BurstDR Stimulation

For more than 40 years, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has managed chronic pain. As a minimally invasive form of nuerostimulation therapy, SCS controls chronic pain in the arms, legs, back and neck of patients who suffered an injury or resulting from pain following spine surgeries, nerve damage pain, or other pain syndromes of spinal origin. BurstDR stimulation is a new form of nuerostimulation that is revolutionizing the way doctor’s treat chronic pain.

BurstDR stimulation has been clinically proven in numerous studies around the world to provide superior pain relief compared to other traditional neurostimulation therapy.1,2

BurstDR involves a doctor implanting a small device that powers thin wires along the spinal cord. The device interrupts pain signals from being transmitted to the brain through the use of low level electrical energy. Using a unique form of stimulation, the BurstDR system is able to change the perception and experience of pain in the brain.

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Pain Interrupted. Life Transformed – BurstDR Patient Education Brochure (PDF)
Chronic Pain Infographic (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

It should be noted that spinal cord stimulators are not a cure for pain, but rather is a therapy that helps manage and reduce pain. The goal is to bring each patient’s pain to a level where they can perform everyday actives pain free.
As mentioned above, BurstDR stimulation is different from traditional neurostimulation in one large aspect. While traditional stimulators use a small device to replace pain sensations with a tingling or massaging feeling, BurstDR is designed to mimic natural pain management. A small generator mimics natural brain patterns to modify pain signals and change the way your body perceives pain. With BurstDR most patients do not feel any sensation.
Since every patient responds differently to treatments, one form of therapy never works for each patient. However, with BurstDR many patients are able to decrease the number of pain prescriptions they take daily. Other patients are able to completely remove prescribed pain medications all together.As always, please consult with one of our physicians for specific medication questions.
To a certain extent, you may be limited. However, this is quite common after any type of procedure. Each patient meets with one of our doctors to discuss what restrictions they should follow after surgery.Nevertheless, there is a general rule that you should restrict the amount of bending, reaching, and twisting you do for six to eight weeks post surgery. This restriction is usually lifted after this time.If you think BurstDR is right for you, contact us at 541-386-9500 Our staff at Columbia Pain Management looks forward to hearing from you and discussing how neuromodulation may help you.

1. St. Jude Medical. (2016). St. Jude Medical™ Proclaim™ Neurostimluation Clinician’s Manual. Plano, TX.
2. St. Jude Medical. (2016). St. Jude Medical™ Prodigy™ Neurostimulation System Programming and Reference Manual. Plano, TX.