SPRINT PNS; Nerve Pain
“I’ve got my life back!”
In 2004, Jan developed Shingles. The pain was under her left shoulder blade. Jan describes the pain as feeling “like a red-hot carving knife was piercing under my left shoulder blade and through my breast.”
For the next two years, the pain was relentless and severe. Jan would come home from work and collapse with a heating pad on her back. She has two children and said if the pain from natural childbirth was 10 out of 10, then this pain was an 8 or 9. From 2006 to 2020, Jan experienced chronic pain as a result of nerve damage from Shingles. The pain was triggered when she golfed, stood for long periods of time preparing meals, and sat for long periods of time at the computer or playing bridge.
She continued her activities while trying many treatments including topical and oral medications, cortisone injections, physical therapy, and even a TENS unit ̶ but these treatments helped only moderately to relieve the pain, and all wore off quickly. It was suggested that she consider nerve ablation, but she did not want to pursue that option due to the potential nerve destruction she might encounter.
In early 2020, Jan was still having pain under her shoulder blade and was frustrated that none of the treatments she had received over the past 16 years had worked. That’s when she was referred to Dr. Jaideep Mehta. He suggested SPRINT PNS to Jan, and she received the 60-day treatment in February 2020. Jan states that “almost immediately the pain subsided and continuously decreased over the next 60 days.” Jan describes that Dr. Mehta put her at ease by explaining how the device works, and she felt comfortable knowing that her husband could help her during the treatment period.
Now more than three months after treatment, Jan reports that she is thrilled to be back playing 18 holes of golf several times a week, working on her computer, cooking, and playing bridge pain free. “I’ve got my life back!” Overall, I could not be happier.”
The SPRINT PNS System is indicated for up to 60 days 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 be placed in the region innervated by the cranial and facial nerves.
Each patient’s testimonial is the result of each patient’s unique situation resulting in varying responses, experiences, risks, and outcomes to the SPRINT PNS System. The patient experiences shared on this page are not medical advice and should not be substituted for the independent medical judgment of a trained healthcare professional. Discuss your options and use of the SPRINT PNS System with your medical provider. Physicians should use their best judgment when deciding when to use the SPRINT PNS System. For more information see the SPRINT PNS System IFU.
Most common side effects are skin irritation and erythema. Results may vary. Rx only.