Nevro Corporation (formerly NBI Development) was founded in 2006 by Dr. Konstantinos Alataris. The Menlo Park, CA company developed a pain management concept that originated at the Mayo Clinic into a spinal cord stimulation system for back and leg pain.
According to Nevro, their unique stimulation waveform achieves pain relief without paresthesia or uncomfortable stimulation. Few details are available about the waveform, but Nevro’s Spanish distributor’s brochure specifies it as high-frequency stimulation at 10,000 Hz. This is consistent with Nevro’s patent applications which teach that “high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient’s spinal cord region to address low back pain without creating unwanted sensory and/or motor side affects.”
Nevro has obviously invested quite a bit in the ergonomics of the system, providing patient ease-of-use through extended telemetry range for the remote control and simple interface for the remote control, and physician ease-of-use by simplifying the lead implant procedure by lead placement at anatomic midline rather than physiologic midline and a surgical procedure without the need for OR paresthesia mapping.
Nevro received the CE Mark for the Senza system in 2010.
Company website: www.nevro.com
Click here for Nevro’s patents related to the therapy
Click here for Nevro’s patents