Chronic pain affects almost one in five adults, and can impact nearly every aspect of daily life – from work performance, to family life, to social interactions. For many people, this pain affects the back and legs, and can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions.
If you suffer from chronic pain in your back and legs, you may qualify for the Evoke Clinical Study. The study is evaluating the Evoke™ Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system – an investigational device designed to relieve chronic back and leg pain.
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About the Evoke Study
Chronic Pain: A Complex Problem
Millions of people struggle with chronic pain in their back and legs. Oftentimes, the pain is caused by an underlying condition that puts pressure on spinal nerves - such as a herniated disc, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis. Many people have surgery to correct these issues but continue to have nerve pain even after the surgery is fully healed.
People experience nerve pain very differently. For some, the pain causes tingling or numbness, or travels along a path (shooting pain). For others, the pain is burning or stabbing, or overly sensitive to touch. Due to these complexities, many people struggle through months or years of treatments without finding a suitable option.
What is Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)?
We feel pain when our bodies send a signal to the brain. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) helps mask or interrupt these pain signals, and can replace them instead with a tingling or massaging feeling covering the painful area. This is done using a small implanted device that sends mild electrical signals to the spinal cord. Most SCS systems also include a handheld remote control, allowing you to turn the system on and off, and adjust your stimulation as needed. SCS therapy has been used to treat nearly 400,000 pain sufferers.
An important feature of all SCS systems is that you can try it for a few days or weeks to decide whether it is right for you. The temporary system is placed through a simple, outpatient reversible procedure. Your doctor will use a needle to place thin wires, called leads, in your back (no incision required). The leads connect to a temporary device that you can put in your pocket. After the trial period, you and your doctor can evaluate your response to treatment, and decide whether to have the system implanted. This is done through another reversible surgical procedure to place the SCS device and leads beneath the skin.
The Evoke™ Spinal Cord Stimulation System
The Evoke SCS System is an investigational device for the treatment of chronic pain, currently being offered at select U.S. centers through the Evoke Clinical Study. The Evoke System is designed to continuously measure the body’s response to stimulation, and can be programmed to automatically adjust stimulation levels to the patient’s preferred level. If you qualify and choose to participate in the study, you will receive the Evoke SCS system at no cost.
If you suffer from chronic back and leg pain, you may qualify for a new clinical research study. The study is evaluating the Evoke™ Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System – an implantable, investigational device designed to relieve chronic, difficult to treat back and leg pain.
To see if you might qualify for the Evoke study, and to be referred to a study center in your area, the next step is taking the pre-screening questionnaire.If you meet the pre-screening criteria, you will be given the option to submit your contact information directly to your local study center. Someone from your local study center will then contact you within a few days to tell you much more about the study, and help you decide whether the Evoke study may be right for you.