Innovative Pain & Spine Specialists to Offer Next Generation Senza Omnia Spinal Cord Stimulation System to Treat Chronic Pain
Dr. Kelly Zach and Dr. Phillip Essay were selected as two of only 20 physicians across the U.S. that were granted access to Omnia™ prior to its nationwide launch today.
Innovative Pain & Spine Specialists in Lincoln, Nebraska is among the first pain management practices in the U.S. to offer the Senza® Omnia™ system, a new spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy for the treatment of chronic pain. Omnia™, an implantable medical device, was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is the first and only SCS system designed to deliver Nevro’s proprietary HF10® therapy and all other available frequencies, providing chronic pain patients with the most versatile SCS treatment solution available. The Omnia system battery is designed to last ten or more years, even with continuous 10kHz settings.
Spinal cord stimulation involves the delivery of electrical signals to the spinal cord in order to alter pain signals to the brain. The electrical pulses are delivered by small electrodes on leads that are placed near the spinal cord and are connected to a compact, battery-powered generator implanted under the skin during a minimally invasive procedure. SCS is a reversible therapy that has helped hundreds of thousands of people experience relief from chronic pain – most commonly, severe pain in the low back and lower extremities.
Other SCS systems on the market are limited to a frequency below 1500 hertz. Omnia delivers the widest range of frequencies of any SCS system, between 2 and 10,000 hertz. In addition to HF10, Omnia offers the most waveforms in a single product and can be programmed to provide waveforms independently or paired with HF10. The pairing of waveforms across frequency ranges enables dual mechanisms of action that no other system can offer.
I am excited to offer our patients one system that includes all frequencies and the most waveforms of any spinal cord stimulator.Dr. Kelly Zach, MD
“Chronic pain often requires versatility to manage effectively. With the introduction of Omnia in our practice, we can now offer patients the proven advantages of HF10 therapy while still having access to all other SCS frequencies,” said Kelly Zach, MD, a pain medicine specialist at Innovative Pain & Spine Specialists. “I am excited to offer our patients one system that includes all frequencies and the most waveforms of any spinal cord stimulator.”
More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain1 and it is the most common reason for physician visits in the U.S.2 Chronic pain is the primary cause of adult disability in the U.S.3 and is a costly public health issue. Combined loss of productivity and healthcare costs related to chronic pain exceed $560 billion annually in the U.S.4
There are a variety of treatment options for chronic pain that range from medications to surgical interventions. For more information about all services at Innovative Pain & Spine Specialists, visit innovativepainlincoln.com.