FDA approves Boston Scientific's Spectra WaveWriter Spinal Cord Stimulator System — 4 insights

The FDA approved Boston Scientific's Spectra WaveWriter Spinal Cord Stimulator System.

Here's what you should know:

1. The system is the first and only FDA-approved system that simultaneously provides paresthesia-based and sub-perception therapy.

2. The Spectra WaveWriter system allows physicians and patients to combine therapeutic options with sub-perception therapies. The system captures real-time feedback to allow for a better pain treatment experience.

3. The system works by using low electrical pulses, which vary in frequency, width and amplitude and are delivered to the spinal cord, interrupting pain signals.

4. Boston Scientific spent more than a decade developing the SpectraWave system. The system has been tested and shown to be effective through several studies.

Boston Scientific's President and Senior Vice President of Neuromodulation Maulik Nanavaty said, "We are introducing industry-leading SCS technology to help provide patients with lasting relief from chronic pain. We are committed to investing in research and expanding treatment options for chronic pain by identifying new, non-opioid solutions for the millions of people suffering from this debilitating condition."

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