Media Kit

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain Media Kit

Spinal cord stimulation is used for the management of chronic pain of the trunk and limbs. The Spinal Cord Stimulation media kit includes news releases, back grounders, illustrations, photographs and animations.

Credit any images and video as follows: Images or video provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.

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News Release – St. Jude Medical Neurostimulation Study Demonstrates Sustained Improvement in Chronic Low Back Pain Symptoms and Quality of Life
Results presented today at the 14th annual North American Neuromodulation Society meeting show that 70 percent of patients report overall pain relief
News Release: St. Jude Medical Announces New Approvals of Five-Column Neurostimulation Lead to Manage Chronic Pain at 14th Annual North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting
Innovative Penta surgical lead receives European CE Mark and Australian TGA regulatory approvals
News Release: St. Jude Medical Announces Approval of the First Rechargeable Neurostimulator to Manage Chronic Pain in Japan
The Eon Mini spinal cord stimulator — world’s smallest, longest-lasting rechargeable neurostimulator to manage chronic pain — combines greater patient comfort with 10-year battery longevity
News Release: St. Jude Medical Receives FDA and CE Mark Approvals for Eon Mini Neurostimulator
St. Jude Medical Receives FDA and CE Mark Approvals for the World’s Smallest, Longest-Lasting Rechargeable Neurostimulator to Manage Chronic Pain.
News Release: First Person Implanted with the Eon Mini Neurostimulator, the World’s Smallest Neurostimulator for Chronic Pain
Former U.S. Army Parachutist Becomes First Person Implanted with the Eon Mini neurostimulator, the World’s Smallest Neurostimulator to Manage Chronic Pain.
News Release – St. Jude Medical Unveils Latest Product at American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting
Company receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for Swift-Lock anchor, a new product for securing neurostimulation leads used in chronic pain therapy.
Spinal Cord Stimulation Fact Sheet
Explains what spinal cord stimulation is and how the therapy provides relief for chronic pain sufferers.
What Is Chronic Pain? Fact Sheet
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, millions of people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. This back grounder provides an overview on the different types of chronic pain and treatment options.
Frequently Asked Questions – Spinal Cord Stimulation Fact Sheet
Is spinal cord stimulation (SCS) a cure for chronic pain? Who are the best candidates for SCS? Those are just a few of the questions answered in this document.
Low Back Pain Fact Sheet
It is estimated that 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain during their lifetimes. This back grounder looks at low back pain, its causes and various treatment options.
SCS for Failed Back Surgery Pain Fact Sheet
Numerous studies have reported that patients suffering from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) have discovered relief through spinal cord stimulation. Find out more in this overview on FBSS.
Treating Pain Fact Sheet
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in 10 Americans have suffered pain that lasted more than one year. This overview explores the various treatment options for chronic pain, including spinal cord stimulation, drugs and surgery
History of Pain Treatments Fact Sheet
From electric eels and leeches to opium and neurostimulation, this timeline looks at the various pain treatments from thousands of years B.C. to the present.
Illustration of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator High Resolution – Male with low back pain
Illustration of a patient receiving neurostimulation for low back pain with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator1-4. The device typically implanted above the buttock, sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain. Image provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Illustration of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator Low Resolution – Male with low back pain
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Illustration of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator High Resolution – Male with foot and leg pain
Illustration of a patient receiving neurostimulation for foot and lower leg pain with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator1-4. The device typically implanted above the buttock, sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain. Image provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Illustration of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator Low Resolution – Male with foot and leg pain
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Photo – Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator compared in size to a man’s watch (High Resolution)
St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has received regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of the Eon Mini™ spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system. The world’s smallest, longest-lasting rechargeable neurostimulator (approximately the size of a man’s watch), the Eon Mini device is the first rechargeable spinal cord stimulator to be approved for use in Japan. Spinal cord stimulators manage chronic pain of the trunk or limbs and pain from failed back surgery by delivering mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord, which interrupt or mask the pain signals’ transmission to the brain. Image provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Photo – Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator compared in size to a man’s watch (Low Resolution)
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Illustration of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator High Resolution
Illustration of a female patient receiving neurostimulation for pain relief with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator1-4. The device typically implanted in the buttock area, sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain.
Illustration of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator Low Resolution
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Illustration of Spine Detail High Resolution
Illustration of cross section view of two percutaneous spinal cord stimulation leads in the epidural space. These leads are connected to a spinal cord stimulator which sends mild electrical pulses to interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain.
Illustration of Spine Detail Low Resolution
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Image of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator High Resolution
Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator for chronic pain,1-4 is approved to manage chronic pain of the trunk and limbs and pain from failed back surgery. The device is typically implanted above the buttock area and sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain.
Image of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator Low Resolution
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Photo – Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator and U.S. Silver Dollar Comparison (High Resolution)
Eon Mini neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator for chronic pain,1-4 is approved to manage chronic pain of the trunk and limbs and pain from failed back surgery. Slightly larger than the size of a U.S. silver dollar, the device is typically implanted above the buttock area and sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain.
Photo – Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator and U.S. Silver Dollar Comparison (Low Resolution)
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Image of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator in Surgical Gloved Hand with Two Percutaneous Leads High Resolution
Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator1-4, is approved to manage chronic pain of the trunk and limbs and chronic pain from failed back surgeries. The device is typically implanted in the buttock area and sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain.
Image of Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator in Hand Low Resolution
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Illustration – Genesis™ Neurostimulator (High Resolution)
Illustration of the Genesis™ spinal cord stimulation system for the management of chronic pain of the trunk and limbs and chronic pain from failed back surgeries. The implanted device sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord to interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain.
Illustration – Genesis™ Neurostimulator (Low Resolution)
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Photo – Genesis™ Neurostimulator High Resolution
Image of the Genesis™ spinal cord stimulation system for the management of chronic pain of the trunk and limbs and chronic pain from failed back surgeries. The implanted device sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord to interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain.
Photo – Genesis™ Neurostimulator Low Resolution
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Photo – Swift-Lock™ Anchor (High Resolution)
Designed to help physicians efficiently secure neurostimulation leads utilized in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy, the Swift-Lock anchor eliminates the need for sutures or medical adhesive typically required to secure the anchor to the lead. Featuring an easy-to-use mechanical lock, physicians secure the anchor with a simple 90-degree twist.
Photo – Swift-Lock™ Anchor (Low Resolution)
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Video – Former Army Officer Becomes First Patient Implanted with World’s Smallest Neurostimulator
After surviving a skydiving accident while on leave, this U.S. Army officer spent six weeks in a coma, followed by two years of surgeries and physical therapy. Eventually, Adam decided to try neurostimulation for chronic pain. To request broadcast-quality Beta video of this video package or B-roll, please contact dlandry@sjm.com or gdavis@sjm.com.
Video – Never Giving Up – Even After 17 Years of Pain
After 17 years in a wheelchair and 28 surgeries, Beth finally found relief through neurostimulation for her chronic pain. To request broadcast-quality Beta video of this video package or B-roll, please contact dlandry@sjm.com or gdavis@sjm.com.
B-roll – Never Giving Up – Even After 17 Years of Pain
After 17 years in a wheelchair and 28 surgeries, Beth finally found relief through neurostimulation for her chronic pain. To request broadcast-quality Beta video of this video package or B-roll, please contact dlandry@sjm.com or gdavis@sjm.com.
Video – Former Firefighter Battles Chronic Pain with Neurostimulation (Zac Cover patient success story)
Patient success story video features patient Zac Cover, a former firefighter who was run over by a teenage driver while training for Iron Man. Zac was one of the first patients in the world to be implanted with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest spinal cord stimulator for chronic pain1-4. To request broadcast-quality Beta video of this video package or B-roll, please contact dlandry@sjm.com or gdavis@sjm.com.
B-roll – Former Firefighter Battles Chronic Pain with Neurostimulation (Zac Cover patient success story)
B-roll video features patient Zac Cover, a former firefighter who was run over by a teenage driver while training for Iron Man. Zac was one of the first patients in the world to be implanted with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest spinal cord stimulator for chronic pain1-4. B-roll includes surgery video, animation and sound bites from patient and physician. To request broadcast-quality Beta video of this video package or B-roll, please contact dlandry@sjm.com orgdavis@sjm.com.
Video – Fort Bragg Soldiers Fight Chronic Pain with Neurostimulation (Master Sgt. Debra Ryan-Heard and Sgt. Timothy Conley patient success stories)
Patient success story video features two active duty military patients (Master Sgt. Debra Ryan-Heard and Sgt. Timothy Conley) who have been implanted with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest spinal cord stimulator for chronic pain1-4. To request broadcast-quality Beta video of this video package or B-roll, please contact dlandry@sjm.com or gdavis@sjm.com.
B-roll – Fort Bragg Soldiers Fight Chronic Pain with Neurostimulation (Master Sgt. Debra Ryan-Heard and Sgt. Timothy Conley patient success stories)
B-roll video features two active duty military patients (Master Sgt. Debra Ryan-Heard and Sgt. Timothy Conley) who have been implanted with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest spinal cord stimulator for chronic pain1-4. B-roll includes surgery video, animation and sound bites from patient and physician. To request broadcast-quality Beta video of this video package or B-roll, please contact dlandry@sjm.com or gdavis@sjm.com.
Animation (MPG) – Eon™ Neurostimulator
Animation of a male patient receiving neurostimulation for pain relief with the Eon neurostimulator.
Animation (MPG) – Eon™ Neurostimulator
Animation of a male patient receiving neurostimulation for pain relief with the Eon neurostimulator.
Animation (WMV) – Genesis™ Neurostimulator
Animation of the Genesis spinal cord stimulation system for the management of chronic pain of the trunk and limbs and chronic pain from failed back surgeries. The implanted device sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord to interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain.
Animation (Flash) – Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator – Male with low back pain
Animation of a patient receiving neurostimulation for low back pain with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator1-4. The device typically implanted above the buttock, sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain. Image provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Animation (WMV) – Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator – Male with low back pain
Animation of a patient receiving neurostimulation for low back pain with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator1-4. The device typically implanted above the buttock, sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain. Image provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Animation (Flash) – Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator – Male with foot and leg pain
Animation of a patient receiving neurostimulation for foot and lower leg pain with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator1-4. The device typically implanted above the buttock, sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain. Image provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Animation (WMV) – Eon Mini™ Neurostimulator – Male with foot and leg pain
Animation of a patient receiving neurostimulation for foot and lower leg pain with the Eon Mini™ neurostimulator, the world’s smallest rechargeable spinal cord stimulator1-4. The device typically implanted above the buttock, sends mild electrical pulses to leads located near the spinal cord. These pulses interrupt the pain signals as they travel to the brain. Image provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Indications for Use

Chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and limbs.

Contraindications

Demand-type cardiac pacemakers, patients who are unable to operate the system or who fail
to receive effective pain relief during trial stimulation.

Warnings and Precautions

Diathermy therapy, cardioverter defibrillators, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), explosive or flammable gases, theft detectors and metal screening devices, lead movement, operation of machinery and equipment, postural changes, pediatric use, pregnancy and case damage. Patients who are poor surgical risks, with multiple illnesses, or with active general infections should not be implanted.

Potential Adverse Events

Painful stimulation, loss of pain relief, surgical risks (e.g., paralysis). Product technical manual must
be reviewed prior to use for detailed disclosure.

Caution: U.S. federal law restricts this device to sale and use by or on the order of a physician.

Eon, Eon Mini, Genesis and Swift-Lock are trademarks of Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
doing business as St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division.

Sources

1 Medtronic. Ultra [brochure]. Minneapolis, Minn.; 2008.
2 Boston Scientific. Precision IPG [brochure]. Valencia, Calif.; 2007.
3 Advanced Neuromodulation Systems. Eon Mini™ Neurostimulation System Clinician’s Manual. Plano, Tex.; 2008.
4 Advanced Neuromodulation Systems. EonTM Neurostimulation System Clinician’s Manual. Plano, Tex.; 2005.