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Patient Stories

Implanted neurostimulators for control of intractable pain, including Spinal Cord Stimulation and the Vega Procedure, employ fully FDA-approved devices and are now a well-accepted standard of care. These procedures, which St. Jude Pain Centers’ specialists have helped pioneer (indeed have several USPTO issued patents), have now successfully controlled the pain and restored the lives of thousands of patients. To learn more about how successful they have been, we invite you to view some of their success stories captured in these videos.

Alesia’s Story

Spinal Cord Stimulator restores a patient’s life.

Alesia was a young lady with disabling back pain that was unresponsive to all measures. A Spinal Cord Stimulator fully controlled her pain and restored her life. She ultimately went to work for Boston Scientific, the company that made Alesia’s stimulator. She is enjoying a full life.

Carl’s Story

Musician’s life restored after Spinal Cord stimulator relieves disabling pain after an auto accident.

Carl had a happy life as a musician, father, and husband until an auto accident caused incapacitating back pain. When nothing worked, he opted for a Spinal Cord Stimulator, which proved successful as it controlled his pain and returned him to a full life as a family man and musician.

Mitch and Cynita’s Stories

Spinal Cord Stimulators relieve chronic pain for both husband and wife.

A husband and wife, both debilitated from chronic back pain, decided together to have a Spinal Cord Stimulator. Learn how the procedure fully controlled their pain and allowed them to start their lives again – pain-free.

Sam’s Story

Spinal Cord Stimulator provides excellent relief to Sam’s chronic pain.

Sam was a busy real estate broker, whose life was dwindling due to disabling chronic pain. Learn about the life-restoring success provided by Sam’s Spinal Cord Stimulator.

Steven’s Story

Steven reports being completely pain-free after Spinal Cord Stimulator.

Steven’s life was on hold due to chronic back pain. When no other treatment helped, he turned to a Spinal Cord Stimulator, and now he is completely pain-free and living life to the full.


Learn more about our permanent pain relief treatment options, and find out if St. Jude Pain Centers is right for you.