Paired VNS Therapy

Paired VNS Therapy

This groundbreaking technology is designed to enhance recovery and improve quality of life for stroke survivors. At Atlantic Brain and Spine, we’re proud to offer this innovative solution to our patients, helping them regain function and independence after stroke.

What is Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System?

Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System is a cutting-edge neurostimulation device that combines vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with rehabilitation therapy to promote neural plasticity and enhance motor recovery after stroke. This system consists of an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and stimulating electrodes that deliver targeted electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve, paired with upper limb rehabilitation exercises.

How Does it Work?

The Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System works by delivering synchronized bursts of electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve during specific movements or tasks performed during rehabilitation therapy. This pairing of neural stimulation with motor tasks helps strengthen connections in the brain, facilitating the reorganization of neural pathways and promoting motor recovery.

Benefits of Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System

  • Enhanced Recovery: By promoting neural plasticity, Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System can enhance motor recovery and functional outcomes for stroke survivors.
  • Personalized Therapy: The system is customizable to each patient’s needs, with adjustable stimulation parameters and therapy settings tailored to optimize rehabilitation outcomes.
  • Non-Invasive: Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System is minimally invasive and well-tolerated, offering a safe and effective option for stroke rehabilitation.
  • Proven Efficacy: Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of VNS paired with rehabilitation therapy in improving upper limb function and reducing motor impairment in stroke survivors.

We understand the challenges faced by stroke survivors and their families, and we are committed to providing compassionate care and support throughout the rehabilitation process. As leaders in stroke care, we are dedicated to offering the latest advancements in neurostimulation technology to our patients, empowering them to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke and may benefit from Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Atlantic Brain and Spine. Together, we can explore your rehabilitation options and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you on the road to recovery.

Contact us today to learn more about Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System and how it can make a difference in your stroke rehabilitation journey.

  • Leading The Way in Stroke Care: Breakthrough Technology Improves Patients’ Upper Mobility

    Ronald Benitez, MD, became the first physician in New Jersey to implant the FDA-approved Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System.

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