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Tiny Device Tackles Chronic Pain

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 9:39 AM

David Dickerson, MD, a pain specialist with the NorthShore Spine Center, successfully implanted an advanced neurostimulation device in a patient who had been suffering for years with chronic pain.

NorthShore was chosen as one of the first health systems in the country to implant Abbott’s Proclaim™ Plus spinal cord stimulation system featuring FlexBurst360™ therapy, a device that sends mild electrical pulses to the nerves along the spinal cord. This changes the way the body perceives pain signals, which can relieve chronic pain and improve quality of life.

Watch this video to learn more about the technology and procedure, which took place on Sept. 12.

Neurostimulation Device

Dr. David Dickerson & the Abbott SCS device

To schedule an appointment with a NorthShore spine or pain specialist, please call 847.35.SPINE or visit the NorthShore Spine Center.