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World's First Implantation of SPR™ System for Chronic Pain
Date:10/20/2011

CLEVELAND, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 76-year-old man suffering from agonizing post-stroke shoulder pain for more than ten years is now pain-free, thanks to the world's first implantation of an investigational pain therapy device from SPR™ Therapeutics.

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The implant was placed at Carolinas Medical Center and the patient was treated at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of a multi-center clinical study for the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain sponsored by NDI Medical, LLC, also involving MossRehab in Philadelphia, Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, and MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

"This is the first promising pain treatment technology designed to reduce or eliminate the excruciating shoulder pain that many stroke survivors suffer from," said Dr. Vu Q.C. Nguyen, MD, Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at Carolinas Rehabilitation and principal investigator of the clinical study. "This study will enable us to evaluate whether this advanced technology has come up to the level to meet our patients' needs."

The study participant was given SPR's short-term, temporary therapy in September 2010 which significantly reduced his pain after just a few weeks.  In December 2011, Dr. William Bock, M.D., cardiologist at Carolinas Medical Center then implanted SPR's fully implantable device in the patient, who was pain-free within a few weeks of this surgery.  He has been pain-free since then, except for a short period in February through April 2011 when the system was turned off due to an unrelated illness. Within a few weeks of the system being turned back on, the patient's shoulder pain was completely eliminated.  

The patient's overall quality of life has also improved, including improvements in his sleep, mood, and r
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