Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Is Among First in the U.S. to Offer Next-Generation Senza Omnia Spinal Cord Stimulation System to Treat Chronic Pain
Roger D. Sung, MD, Implanted Omnia, the Only System Designed to Deliver Nevro’s Proprietary HF10 Therapy, Expanding Patient Treatment Solutions through a Minimally Invasive Procedure
Colorado Springs, CO—January 20, 2020— Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group (CSOG) is the first practice in Colorado and among the first pain management practices in the United States to offer the Senza® Omnia™ system, a new spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy to treat chronic pain. Omnia™ was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 10 or more years, with continuous 10 kHz settings.
Spinal cord stimulation involves the delivery of electrical signals to the spinal cord 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 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.
“I am thrilled to offer my patients one system that includes all frequencies and the most waveforms of any spinal cord stimulator.” said Dr. Sung, spine specialist with CSOG. “Chronic pain often requires versatility to manage effectively. With the introduction of Omnia into our practice, we can now offer patients the proven advantages of HF10 therapy while still having access to all other SCS frequencies.”
“Given our community’s active lifestyle and home to military families, CSOG has invested in providing the best orthopaedic care possible,” said Nicole Banning, CSOG president. “It’s one of the reasons we pursued this new SCS system for our patients as an addition to our end-to-end care that includes Express Care, imaging, physical therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, surgery, and complete orthopaedic care.”
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 took special interest in being trained to conduct this type of pain management because chronic pain is the most common reason for physician visits in the U.S.,” said Dr. Sung. “I make it a priority to provide all my patients with comprehensive and individualized treatment so they can return to the activities they love.”
More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is the primary cause of adult disability in the U.S. 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. There are a variety of treatment options for chronic pain that range from medications to surgical interventions.
To help support Colorado Springs’ active community, CSOG’s Dr. Sung is hosting a lecture on spine stimulators and other pain management options on March 11 at 5:30pm at CSOG’s north office located at 4110 Briargate Parkway, Suite 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is the largest independent orthopedic practice in Southern Colorado and has been providing care to the Colorado Springs community and Pikes Peak region since 1994. Our physicians are board-certified or board eligible and fellowship trained in many subspecialties including not only the accuracy of robot assisted surgery, but also sports medicine, foot, ankle, spine, hand, upper extremity, trauma, and joint replacement. With this breadth of knowledge and expertise, we have you covered from head to toe. We provide orthopedic surgical and medical services when and where you need us. Our onsite capabilities include digital X-rays and MRIs, an Express Care walk-in clinic, osteoporosis screening, physical and occupational therapy, and a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. Schedule an appointment today! Call (719) 632-7669. We have two convenient locations to serve you in Colorado Springs.
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Joshua Heermans, Provider Relations Specialist