Friends and family

Understanding somebody
else’s pain

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts 3 months or longer.
It can stop a person in their tracks, becoming a burden on all their activities. It’s also incredibly difficult for somebody to express.

When a limb is visually broken it’s easier for us to relate to the pain, however, when the pain isn’t visible it can be extremely challenging for a family member or friend to understand and provide the appropriate support.

So, what exactly is chronic pain?

Chronic pain may be caused by damaged nerves that overproduce pain signals. The stronger the signal, the stronger the pain. It currently affects roughly 1.5 billion people worldwide and is most commonly located in the back.1 It can also affect the arms, legs, head, and other locations.

Because the source of chronic pain is often difficult to determine, it can become a very long healing process. Chronic pain is often associated with an illness, accident, or even an injury to nerves, causing false pain signals that feel very, very real.

In some patients, chronic pain also appears without any explanation at all, and for all parties involved this can be quite a troubling time.

Living with a person in
chronic pain?

A day in the life of a person living with chronic pain can be restrictive. Long-time chronic pain patients often find themselves depressed, withdrawn from their friends and family, and reliant on others for even the simplest daily activities.

Many patients try everything from physical therapy and medications to invasive surgeries, only to have their pain return or even made worse by the side effects of those treatments. The road to liberation from chronic pain can feel like a very long one.

Why is HF10 different?

What can you do to help? What is your next step? These are all questions friends and family of chronic pain suffers ask themselves on a daily basis. HF10 is a next generation spinal cord stimulation (SCS) treatment that offers a wide range of benefits. It calms the nerves and interrupts the transmission of pain signals to the brain, thus reducing the pain. HF10 has significantly reduced pain for 4 out of 5 people.2

  1. HF10 has demonstrated significant relief from both chronic back and leg pain.2
  2. 88% of patients treated with HF10 are more independent because of their reduced pain.3
  3. HF10 interrupts the transmission of chronic pain signals, but still allows patients to feel everything else, as they should.
  4. Your loved one can try HF10 first in a trial.
  5. HF10 isn’t addictive and doesn’t cause cloudy thoughts, drowsiness or constipation like pain medications do.

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Myself A relative or friend

HF10 is approved for the treatment of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs. Only a physician can recommend a specific treatment option.

How long have you been suffering from pain?

Less than 6 months 6 to 12 months More than 12 months

Where is your pain located?

(Select all that apply)

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On average, rate your pain level over the past 30 days:

No Pain

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Worst Pain Imaginable

No Pain

Worst Pain Imaginable

Which treatments have you already tried?

(Select all that apply)


What does your pain stop you from doing?

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Please select your gender.

Male Female

What statement describes you best?

I'm exploring my treatment options before I find a pain specialist I'm exploring my treatment options with a pain specialist My doctor has recommended a spinal cord stimulator and I am considering trying a temporary system I am scheduled to try a temporary spinal cord stimulator I am scheduled to receive an implanted spinal cord stimulator I currently have a spinal cord stimulator implanted

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Unfortunately, chronic pain is complex and it is unclear if you are an appropriate candidate for HF10 spinal cord stimulation at this time. Only a physician can recommend a specific treatment, we suggest you continue this discussion with your physician.

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Your pain condition appears similar to other patients being treated with HF10.

Please find a summary of your answers below

Pain score is:


Struggling with chronic pain for:

Over 3 months

Pain is located in:

Legs, Buttocks, Arms

I’ve already tried:

Epidural Injections, Back Surgery, Nerve Ablations

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