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Have you been told there is no solution for your chronic nerve pain?
New FDA-approved chronic pain therapy may be right for you.

If you suffer from lifelong chronic pain — and have been told that no other pain management tools exist to provide relief — the new St. Jude Medical Axium™ Neurostimulator System for dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation may be an effective solution for you. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the St. Jude neurostimulator has been proven effective for long-term chronic pain therapy.

Minesh Zaveri, D.O., is the only provider in the Phoenix Valley to offer the St. Jude neurostimulator — effectively treating long term nerve pain — without the need of prescription medications and surgery.

How DRG Neurostimulation Works

With traditional spinal cord stimulators, the implanted devices send electrical pulses to nerve fibers along the spinal cord to interrupt the pain signals’ pathways. Stimulating these nerve fibers diminishes or blocks the intensity of the pain message being transmitted to the brain, replacing feelings of pain with a more pleasant tingling sensation — called paresthesia.

The St. Jude neurostimulator targets the DRG, a spinal structure densely populated with sensory nerves that transmit information to the brain via the spinal cord. This first-of-its-kind device delivers a form of spinal stimulation that can target specific areas of the body where pain occurs. In many cases, DRG provides significant pain relief to a target pain area — without causing feelings of paresthesia.

Pain Relief Literally at Your Fingertips

With the St. Jude neurostimulator, you significantly reduce pain symptoms with the simple touch of a button!

  • During an outpatient procedure, a small electrode and battery pack are implanted in your spinal cord specifically targeting the affected nerve.
  • The electrode communicates with a small handheld device that you control.
  • When the push of a button, the device send electrical pulses to your spinal cord.
  • Specific nerve is treated, shutting pain off like a switch!

Proven for Long-term Pain Relief and Comfort

Clinical trial have shown significantly more patients receiving DRG stimulation achieved meaningful pain relief and greater treatment success when compared to patients receiving traditional SCS (74.2 percent vs. 53 percent). Study findings also demonstrated patients receiving DRG stimulation reported no differences in paresthesia (tingling) intensity due to changes in body position (known as postural effects) when compared to traditional SCS. After 12-months, nearly all patients receiving DRG stimulation reported better stimulation targeting in their area of pain without extraneous paresthesia than patients receiving traditional SCS (94.5 percent vs. 61.2 percent).

See how the St. Jude neurostimulator helped chronic pain sufferer Vickie Dietz significantly reduce her debilitating pain and improve her day-to-day life: www.stlukesmedcenter.com/new-fda-approved-therapy-for-chronic-pain-sufferers

Is Targeted DRG Neurostimulation Right for You?

Is your nerve pain …

  1. In your lower back or legs?
  2. Interfering with your ability to perform day-to-day tasks?
  3. Requiring you to take medications for relief?
  4. Lasting longer than one month?
  5. Unrelated to any specific event or injury?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, chronic pain therapy, performed by Minesh Zaveri, D.O., may be the right solution for you. Contact Dr. Zaveri’s office to schedule an appointment by calling 602-795-PAIN (7246).

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