0.Speak with a healthcare professional offering the HFX Solution
Find out if it’s right for you.
Identifying a healthcare professional that offers the HFX Solution is an important first step. You will require a referral from your GP to see an Interventional Pain Specialist. At your consultation, your Pain Specialist will assess your condition, discuss relevant treatment options, and answer any questions you may have.
1.Try the HFX Solution in a temporary trial
In just a week, you can discover if it works for you.
The trial system delivers the same therapy as the implanted device.
- The trial is a minimally invasive procedure, completed under anesthetic and is generally a day procedure.
- Thin, flexible wires, called leads, are placed beneath the skin and next to the spine.
- You wear a device under your clothes or on a belt that delivers stimulations to the leads.
- The system is customised for your pain. You then evaluate your pain relief and improvement to your daily activities.
2.The implant procedure
If you and your doctor agree the HFX Solution works for you, then you can move forward with the implant.
During the procedure, a small device is implanted under the skin, just above the belt line or in the buttocks area. It’s connected to thin, flexible wires, just like those used in the trial, that are placed near the spine.
Post the implant you will receive post procedural follow up with your interventional pain specialist as well as programming appointments with your HFX device representative.
Frequently asked questions
What is HFX Spinal Cord Stimulation?
The HFX Solution includes a Senza spinal cord stimulation system that uses 10 kHz Therapy to treat pain from diabetic neuropathy.
Evidence shows that delivering mild electric pulses to the nerves interrupts pain signals to the brain, alleviating pain and improving quality of life. Spinal cord stimulation, or SCS, is a straightforward, well-established treatment for chronic pain that’s been used for over 30 years. SCS involves a minimally invasive implant procedure that lets you go home the very same day.
Can I try HFX first?
Yes! You can try the HFX Solution in a temporary one-week trial and decide if it’s right for you.
How long does the trial period last?
The trial period is typically about a week and usually no more than 14 days. Timing depends on your response to the therapy and your doctor’s recommendation.
Are there any restrictions after the trial period?
Your doctor will tell you what you can and cannot do after the procedure. In general, the device and dressings must remain dry to avoid infection. To ensure the leads stay in the right place, you should not lift your arms above your shoulders or lift heavy objects. Please consult your doctor before engaging in any physical activity.
Is HFX covered by insurance?
HFX is covered under private health insurance. The level and waiting periods may vary depending on the provider, so we recommend you speak with your healthcare professional or a pain specialist to first determine if HFX is right for you.
Where can I get this?
The HFX Solution is offered nationwide. You can locate a pain management provider experienced with the HFX Solution near you, by visiting: https://www.hfxforpdn.com/en-au/find-a-physician
Will HFX reduce my diabetic nerve pain?
In a clinical study, patients who were treated with the HFX solution (10 kHz Therapy) experienced 77% average pain relief for patients at 12 months.1
How do I know the stimulator is working?
You will be involved every step of the way, giving your doctor feedback, and making sure the HFX Solution is programmed to meet your needs. Once you receive your permanent implant, the status of your system can be checked with your Remote Control. Refer to the Accessory Guide under Downloadable Resources for more information.
Will I feel the stimulation?
No. Unlike other spinal cord stimulation systems, HFX 10 kHz Therapy does not create a tingling sensation, known as paresthesia. You may have some procedural pain, but this should subside within 1 or 2 days.