Location: Back

Nalu Neurostimulation System

For many years, spinal cord stimulation has been a reliable therapy for patients with back, neck and leg pain. Some patients, however, have not been ideal candidates for this type of treatment because of concerns related to the battery that is typically part of an implanted neurostimulation device. NeuroSpine now offers new and improved technology from Nalu Medical that eliminates this drawback.

What is neurostimulation?

Neurostimulation is a drug-free pain management approach that uses mild electrical impulses to interrupt pain signals before they get to your brain, improving quality of life and sleep, and reducing or eliminating the need for pain medicines. Spinal cord stimulation has been successfully used to treat a variety of conditions and is sometimes an option for patients who’ve either had surgery and still suffer from pain, or when surgery is not an option.

Conditions may include:

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Chronic back pain and neck pain, with or without pain in the legs and arms
  • Neuropathic pain, such as diabetic neuropathy, chemotherapy, or radiation-induced neuropathy
  • Increasing, persistent back pain that is not alleviated by medication, exercise, or other treatments

How does it work?

A small device called an implantable pulse generator is placed underneath the skin and generates mild electrical pulses that are delivered through thin insulated wires called leads. These pulses may be delivered to nerves within your spinal cord or to a peripheral nerve that is associated with your pain, targeting nerves and interrupting the body’s pain signals that travel to the brain. This minimally invasive, outpatient procedure can be performed by our spine specialists right here at our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center.

Why Nalu is better

Cleared by the FDA for an unsurpassed 18-year service life, the Nalu Neurostimulation System features microelectronics powered by a revolutionary external battery that’s easy to replace, so patients can avoid additional surgical procedures for battery replacement.

“This is my first experience with the Nalu and I’m so happy that I decided to go forward with it! I have reduced back pain significantly and my mobility is getting much better. Because of the lack of pain, I can finally get back on my bike and work on getting stronger. I’m no longer afraid of recurrent pain like I was used to.”
– Helen

Contact us to learn more

Spinal cord stimulation is significantly more affordable than other surgical options and is covered by most major health insurers, including Medicare, commercial payers, and most workers’ compensation programs. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact us.