Medtronic's Clinical Trial Begins for Spine Neurostimulator Device

Medtronic has launched a study of its neurostimulation therapy device to optimal medical management along for the treatment of failed back surgery syndrome and low back pain.

The study is a prospective randomized test of the Multicolumn Implantable Lead Stimulation for Predominant Low Back Pain, according to the report. It will look at 300 individuals with chronic low back pain at 30 centers worldwide.

The Medtronic neurostimulation therapy delivers mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord to block pain signals from reaching the brain.

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