Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 adults, and can impact every aspect of daily life – from work performance, to family life, to social interactions.1 For many people, this pain affects the back and/or limbs and can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions.
If you suffer from chronic pain in your back and/or limbs, you may qualify for the ECAP Clinical Study. The study is evaluating the Evoke Closed-Loop SCS System – an investigational device designed to relieve chronic back and/or limb pain.
Chronic Pain usually lasts for more than 3 to 6 months
Chronic Pain is a complex condition with many possible underlying causes. Sometimes chronic pain can be traced back to a specific injury or event, but other times may not be so obvious.
Surgical procedures on areas of the body such as the back, neck, knee, or groin can sometimes lead to chronic pain due to nerve damage. In addition, many people continue to experience pain after back surgery – a condition so common it’s been named “failed back surgery syndrome” or FBSS.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a type of chronic pain that affects an arm or leg, and it usually occurs after an injuryor surgery. The exact cause of CRPS is not always clear, but it can lead to significant pain in specific parts of the body.
We feel pain when our bodies send a signal to the brain. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a non-drug, non-opioid option for treating chronic pain that uses a small implanted device called a neurostimulator. The neurostimulator sends mild pulses of energy to the spinal cord to interrupt pain signals before you feel them. Most SCS systems also come with a handheld remote control that lets you adjust the strength and location of therapy. Each year, nearly 50,000 people receive SCS systems to manage their pain.2
A key benefit of SCS is that you can try it for a few days or weeks to decide whether it’s right for you. The temporary system is placed through a simple outpatient procedure. Your doctor will use a needle to place thin wires, called leads, in your lower back (no incision required). The leads connect to an external temporary device. If after the trial period you are satisfied with your pain relief, you can choose to have the system implanted. This is done through a short, reversible procedure to place the SCS device and leads beneath the skin.
The Evoke Closed-Loop SCS System is a new type of SCS, and is currently being evaluated in the U.S. as an investigational device through the ECAP Clinical Study. Unlike conventional SCS systems, the Evoke Closed-Loop SCS System is designed to measure your body's response to stimulation and make automatic, real-time adjustments intended to maintain a consistent level of pain therapy. Currently, the Evoke SCS System is only available in the US through the ECAP Clinical Study.
If you struggle with chronic pain in your back or limbs, and are interested in exploring non-medication, non-opioid treatment options, you may be a candidate for the ECAP Clinical Study. The study is evaluating the Evoke Closed-Loop SCS System, an investigational device designed to relieve chronic back and/or limb pain. If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive:
See If You Qualify
To see if you might qualify for the ECAP Clinical Study, and to get connected with your local study center to learn more, please take the questionnaire below.
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