How HFX works

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Introducing Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

Evidence shows that delivering mild electrical pulses to the nerves interrupts the transmission of pain signals to the brain, thus reducing pain.

SCS is a well-established approach to managing chronic pain used globally for over 30 years.

It includes a small, implanted device that transmits mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord.

The pulses calm the nerves and reduce pain signals to the brain.

HFX has been clinically proven to deliver significantly better and longer lasting pain relief from chronic back and leg pain than other SCS systems.

HFX is covered by nearly all major insurance plans including Medicare.

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The process

1. Speak to a provider offering HFX
Find out if HFX is right for you.

2. Try HFX in a temporary trial
In just a week, learn if HFX is right for you.

3. Get your implant
A successful trial opens the door to
long-term pain relief.

Learn more about the process

Did you know?

88 %

of people treated with HFX are more independent because of their reduced pain.1

Frequently asked questions

I’ve tried everything else. Why should I try this?

HFX has been proven to deliver significantly better and longer lasting pain relief from chronic back and leg pain than other SCS systems. It has also proven successful for people who have had surgery or tried other pain therapies.

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How will my doctor know if it’s working?

You will be involved every step of the way, giving your doctor feedback and making sure HFX is programmed to meet your needs.

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Is it safe?

Yes. HFX safely delivers stimulation that doesn’t interfere with normal sensory perception, cognitive abilities, or motor functions. It doesn’t interact with medications you are currently taking or require major surgery, and it is completely reversible. Information about who should not use HFX, its side effects and risks are available here.

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How long will the trial period last?

The trial is typically 5 to 7 days, depending on the need for adjustments to tailor HFX to you.

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Are there any restrictions after the trial procedure? 

Your doctor will tell you what you can and cannot do after the procedure. Generally, your doctor will encourage you to maintain your daily routine and even try activities you usually can’t do because of your pain: walking, sitting, standing, shopping, etc. The trial period is a time for you to really see if HFX provides relief. To ensure the leads stay in the right place, you should not lift your arms above your shoulders or lift heavy objects. Please consult your doctor before engaging in any physical activity.

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Will I feel the stimulation?

Unlike many SCS systems, HFX offers programs that do not create a tingling sensation, known as paresthesia.

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Is HFX covered by insurance?

HFX is covered by nearly all major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.

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Can I have an MRI with HFX?

Yes. HFX is conditionally approved for both full body MRI and CT scans.

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