In Press




October 24, 2016
Veterans Affairs Appoints Dr. Joseph Boggs to Advisory Board

October 5, 2016
Neurostimulation Emerges as an Alternative to Opioids

October 3, 2016
SPR’s Sprint System is the topic of a “Daring Discourse” in the November issue of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

August 16, 2016
SPR Therapeutics to Present at Military Health System Research Symposium

July 28, 2016
FDA Clears SPR Therapeutics Pain Management Device – Minimally Invasive, Non­-Opioid Alternative, Stimulates Peripheral Nerves to Provide Sustained Relief of Chronic and Acute Pain


August 25, 2015
SPR Therapeutics Awarded $1.6M NIH Grant to Study Pain Management Following Knee Replacement Surgery Using the SPRINTTM PNS System


December 14, 2014
John Chae, MD, MS presents the use of percutaneous PNS in the treatment of low back pain at the 18 Annual Meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society, Las Vegas, Nevada.


January 8, 2013
SPR Therapeutics Raises $5 Million Series A


October 3, 2012
SPR Therapeutics & NDI Medical Awarded $2.77 Million Grant


May 5, 2011
SPR Therapeutics technology to tap into $150B pain market


May 17, 2010
Phase II SBIR awarded to fund and advance the development of our Smartpatch PNS System


July 15, 2009
Biomedical engineer knows her technology and her business


The following bibliography references SPR Therapeutics pain management system publications to date. Some of these publications may describe findings that are not contemplated by the currently FDA-cleared indications for use for the product. The intent of providing this bibliography is to inform physicians of research performed using the SPRINT(TM) PNS System. This information is not provided with the intent to promote the SPRINT System beyond its FDA-cleared indications for use, which are as follows: ‘The SPRINT Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System is indicated for up to 30 days in the back and/or extremities for: i) Symptomatic relief of chronic, intractable pain, post-surgical and post-traumatic acute pain; ii) Symptomatic relief of post-traumatic pain; and iii) Symptomatic relief of post-operative pain. The SPRINT PNS System is not intended to treat pain in the craniofacial region.’

Key Publications

Brian M. Ilfeld, Rodney A. Gabriel, Michael F. Saulino, John Chae, P. Hunter Peckham, Stuart A. Grant, Christopher A. Gilmore, Michael C. Donohue, Matthew G. deBock, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon and Joseph W. Boggs. Infection Rates of Electrical Leads Used for Percutaneous Neurostimulation of the Peripheral Nervous System. Pain Practice – doi: 10.1111/papr.12523

Ilfeld, BM and Grant SA. Daring Discourse: Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Postoperative Analgesia– Could Neurostimulation Replace Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks? Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: September 28, 2016 – Volume Online First – Issue – doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000481

deBock MG, Wongsarnpigoon A, Saulino MF, Gilmore CA, Boggs JW. Do percutaneous open-coil PNS leads have lower infection rates compared to conventional leads and catheters? Neuromodulation 2015; 18: e42 doi: 10.1111/ner.12277

Wilson, R.D., et al., Peripheral nerve stimulation compared with usual care for pain relief of hemiplegic shoulder pain: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 2014. 93(1): p. 17-28.

Wilson RD, Harris MA, Gunzler DD, Bennett ME, Chae J. Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic pain in subacromial impingement syndrome: a case series. Neuromodulation 2014 Dec;17(8):771-6 doi: 10.1111/ner.12152

Rauck RL, Cohen SP, Gilmore CA, North JM, Kapural L, Zang RH, Grill JH, Boggs JW. Treatment of Post-Amputation Pain with Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2014 Feb;17(2):188-97

Stolzenberg D, Siu G, Cruz E. Current and future interventions for glenohumeral subluxation in hemiplegia secondary to stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2012; 19(5):444-56.

Chae J, Wilson RD, Bennett ME, Lechman TE, Stager KW. Single-Lead Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Case Series. Pain Pract. 2013 Jan;13(1):59-67

Rauck RL, Kapural L, Cohen SP, North JM, Gilmore CA, Zang RH, Boggs, JW. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Postamputation Pain: A Case Report. Pain Pract. 2012 Nov;12(8):649-55.

Wilson RD, Bennett ME, Lechman TE, Stager KW, Chae J. Single-lead Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Case Report. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol 92(5): 837-40, May 2011.

Chae J, Ng A, Yu DT, et al. Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation for Shoulder Pain in Hemiplegia: Does Time From Stroke Onset Predict Treatment Success? Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2007;16:16.

Chae J, Yu DT, Walker ME, et al. Intramuscular electrical stimulation for hemiplegic shoulder pain: a 12-month follow-up of a multiple-center, randomized clinical trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. Nov 2005;84(11):832-842.

Yu DT, Chae J, Walker ME, et al. Intramuscular neuromuscular electrical stimulation for post-stroke shoulder pain: A multi-center randomized clinical trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004;85:695-704.

Renzenbrink GJ, IJzerman MJ. Percutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (P-NMES) for treating shoulder pain in chronic hemiplegia. Effects on shoulder pain and quality of life. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2004; 18:359-365.

Chae J, Yu D, Walker M. Percutaneous, intramuscular neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the treatment of shoulder subluxation and pain in chronic hemiplegia: a case report. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. Apr 2001;80(4):296-301.

Yu DT, Chae J, Walker ME, Fang ZP. Percutaneous intramuscular neuromuscular electric stimulation for the treatment of shoulder subluxation and pain in patients with chronic hemiplegia: a pilot study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001;82(1):20-25.

Yu DT, Chae J, Walker ME, Hart RL, Petroski GF. Comparing stimulation-induced pain during percutaneous (intramuscular) and transcutaneous neuromuscular electric stimulation for treating shoulder subluxation in hemiplegia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001;82(6):756-760.

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