HF10 Therapy

Proven to provide patients superior relief from back and leg pain

What is HF10 Therapy?

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What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is a serious health condition that affects millions of individuals in the United States. Chronic pain, or pain that lasts longer than six months, is typically caused by an accident, injury, degenerative condition or the natural aging process. Patients living in the greater Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area now have the opportunity to fight chronic pain with a new, FDA approved spinal cord stimulation system. Nevro’s HF10™ therapy, offered at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine®, is the only spinal cord stimulation system with FDA approval to deliver pain relief without a constant tingling sensation, otherwise known as paresthesia.

It is estimated approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, causing it to be the primary disability in the United States. Many patients experience chronic pain in the back or legs from an injury, accident, degenerative disease or the natural aging process.

Chronic pain is typically diagnosed by a physician when pain lasts longer than six months. Patients have a variety of treatment options ranging from conservative treatments such as medications and physical therapy to more advanced treatments such as spinal cord stimulation.

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation, otherwise known as SCS, is a chronic pain treatment that delivers small electrical pulses to the pain sensing pathways of the spinal cord. SCS alters the pain signals traveling to the brain, leading to a decreased pain level.

A spinal cord stimulation system consists of leads, an implantable pulse generator (IPG), remote control and portable charging system. The remote control allows the patient to turn the SCS system off and on, as well as to adjust the stimulation parameters set by a physician. The leads are thin wires designed to provide accurate pulses from the IPG to the spinal cord. The IPG is placed surgically under the skin, typically in the abdomen or buttock, and delivers electrical pulses to the leads.

Traditional spinal cord stimulation systems deliver electrical pulses at a frequency below 1,200 Hz, commonly between 40-60Hz. The system is designed to “mask” chronic pain with paresthesia, a vibrating, prickling or tingling sensation. Nevro’s HF10 therapy relieves chronic pain without the use of paresthesia.

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How does HF10™ Therapy Work?

HF10 therapy, Nevro’s proprietary spinal cord stimulation, uses a 10,000Hz frequency along with additional propriety factors to provide superior chronic pain relief without paresthesia. The HF10 is implanted in the lower back or buttock area and relieves pain without the troublesome sensation of traditional SCS systems. Patients will experience alleviated chronic pain, not pain replaced with a new sensation.

HF10 therapy was FDA approved in May 2015, and is the only SCS system approved by the FDA to be paresthesia-free and can be used without restrictions on motor vehicle operation.

The adoption of HF10 therapy better helps the physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® provide individualized pain management treatment. While HF10 therapy may not be ideal for all patients, it has helped numerous patients live a pain-free and healthy life. Please take a moment to view patient success stories here.

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HF10 Therapy Surgery

Determining whether HF10 therapy is a good pain management treatment can be a complex process. Before a permanent stimulator can be implanted, trial stimulation must be performed. The trial insertion is commonly performed under a local anesthetic. A hollow needle is inserted through the skin into the epidural space utilizing fluoroscopy. The lead is then properly positioned and attached to an external generator that many patients wear on a belt. If the trial insertion relieves pain, an HF10 therapy surgery may be recommended for permanent placement.

HF10 therapy surgery involves implantation of the device in the lower back or buttocks area. Local anesthetic will be utilized to prevent pain during the procedure. Placement of HF10 therapy is performed with the aid of fluoroscopy in order to precisely place the device. Following HF10 therapy surgery, patients will be prescribed a strict set of post-operative guidelines that must be followed at all times while the incisions heal and the body adjusts to the new device.

HF10 Therapy Side Effects

HF10 therapy is clinically proven to deliver superior and paresthesia-free pain relief in patients suffering from chronic back pain or leg pain. HF10 therapy side effects are limited compared to traditional spinal cord stimulation that often causes unwanted tingling, buzzing and unexpected shocks. In a study conducted by Nevro, 0% of patients reported uncomfortable stimulation with HF10 therapy, while up to 46.5% of patients reported an uncomfortable sensation with traditional therapy. Certain patients did report HF10 side effects of implant site pain and lead migration, both under 10%.

HF10 Therapy Cost

HF10 therapy cost in the Dallas, Texas area varies for each patient depending on health insurance, condition being treated, etc. Spinal cord stimulation is typically covered by health insurance companies, but may be restricted to the treatment of a specific condition. After a patient’s consultation, OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine®’s office will submit a recommendation letter to the patient’s insurance company to help with HF10 therapy cost.

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