Meet patients who have successfully used IB-Stim to help reduce their functional abdominal pain symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

This page contains unpaid testimonials from real life IB-Stim patients or parents/guardians. These personal experiences reflect their particular outcome and results may vary from person to person. NeurAxis does not recommend or suggest the use of its (PENFS) IB-Stim device for uses beyond those that are cleared by the U.S. FDA. See “Important Information” for IFU, contraindications, warnings and precautions.

Avery, 11 years old, Indiana

IB-Stim Testimonial Avery

Before IB-Stim

  • I was not very good…I was in pain every single day 24/7.
  • It was not fun to go anywhere, and I started to lose a bunch of weight because I wouldn’t eat.
  • I lost 15% of my body weight and it wasn’t fun.

After IB-Stim

  • I could do the normal things that I did again.
  • When I got the device, I could feel the waves going, and then after like a minute it stopped, and you couldn’t feel it anymore.
  • It helps a lot!

Avery’s Mom, What Avery’s mom saw before and after IB-Stim:

Before IB-Stim

  • She kept losing weight and would not eat.
  • Everything was based around her and how she was going to be feeling having to miss work to help her.
  • It was very stressful. We were just ready for answers after trying other treatments that weren’t helping.

After IB-Stim

  • When the Doctor told us about this device, I wanted it because I wanted her to be better. I realized we have to try this and trust the doctor and we made the right choice.
  • Within days I saw the difference in her…It sounds scary, but it helped her immediately, and it was so worth it.
  • It was a wonderful experience. I am so thankful that IB-Stim was created because I don’t know where we would be right now without it.

Victoria, 17 years old, Kentucky

IB-Stim Testimonial Victoria

Before IB-Stim

  • I dealt with pain from constant bloating and nausea. I couldn’t go a full day without taking a nap.
  • The IBS symptoms I was suffering caused really bad anxiety during this time.
  • I felt so bad if I ate so I was just like I’m not going to eat.

After IB-Stim

  • By that first week I was already able to eat more.
  • By the second week I had absolutely no pain. It had been a year with that pain and I was finally able to eat normally again.
  • This treatment has completely changed my way of living.

Victoria’s Mom, What Victoria’s mom saw before and after IB-Stim:

Before IB-Stim

  • Leading up to Victoria receiving the device she went through a year of testing.
  • It just is at times a feeling of hopelessness because you go to one appointment and think oh, they’re going to figure it out, and then you leave with that gut-wrenching feeling that they don’t know either.

After IB-Stim

  • My child went from bloating and being sick from drinking water to us crying… because she is eating a whole meal.
  • My advice to a parent is absolutely give IB-Stim a try because you can literally see it working within two weeks.

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This device helped my daughter so much. Seriously, it has helped to rapidly better her quality of life and we are so thankful for it. She was struggling to attend school, her social life was severely impacted, she had to drop out of athletics, her body was turning against her, and her mental state was rapidly deteriorating to severe depression.

We were treated by several doctors but none of them could narrow down the true cause. Pharmaceuticals only made her feel worse and she experienced every possible side effect, with no benefit, it seemed. She has regained a huge part of her life. It’s a truly amazing difference. This device is amazing and my daughter’s results were amazing.

IB-StimMom of Reece J., Texas

Emma’s experiences with IB-Stim have been nothing short of amazing.

Emma had gone 9 months of horrible stomach pain that led to many E R visits. Her daily life was being affected from the severity and frequencies of her episodes. When she would have an episode of pain she would literally curl up in the fetal position and just wait for it to pass. Sometimes it would be quick and gone with in 15-30 minutes, other times it would last for hours and we would end up in the Emergency room.

Every test came back normal, and medicines wouldn’t help that much. The IB-Stim started working immediately. She went out to eat Mexican food the next evening to see if it would work. For the 1st time she was able to eat what she wanted and did not end up sick and in severe pain. She has been pain free since! As a parent it’s so hard to see your child in pain with no answers or relief. To see her crying in pain and her life being affected is heartbreaking!

Now she is able to do her schoolwork, she is looking for a job, and is able to enjoy life again. To go from 9 months of pain to nothing is almost unfathomable! We are so appreciative to have been given this opportunity! I hope others are as blessed and able to use the IB-Stim and experience this kind of pain relief!

IB-StimMom of Emma P., South Dakota

Our son, Lincoln, has a severe food sensitivity to dairy. What many didn’t know is that he has suffered with chronic stomach pain the majority of his life. He rarely shared the fact that he was in pain with others. It was just what he thought he would have to deal with in his life. Seeing him in pain nightly was pure heartache for us. He needed ice packs or heating pads and would clench in pain. We felt so helpless as parents. We have tried everything from Dr. to chiropractor to diet and GI scopes.

We have learned good info from these but nothing took away his pain. All tests came back negative for any serious issues which we were blessed , but we still had no answers. Last spring I came upon a post from a high school friend who wrote about her son and his chronic stomach pain. It was EXACTLY the same symptoms as Lincoln was experiencing.

Her son had a device called IB Stim placed on his ear to alleviate his pain. It was a success and I reached out to learn more. After researching and ruling out any serious issues, we decided to go for it! It has been a month long process of having the IB Stim on his ear. Today we took it off and am happy to report we have a pain free boy!! To not have him come home from school in pain or lay awake at night is a miracle! He finally gets to be a child and not live in constant pain. We pray things stay great as they have for my friends little guy!

I share our story so that we may hopefully help out more families who have children who suffer from chronic stomach pain. Our Dr. was experienced in this and we all felt very comfortable with it. Placement stung and burned for about 5-10 minutes and then he was pain free for remainder of time it was placed. He had no trouble sleeping or playing sports. Each time we had a new device placed it got easier and easier. The IB-Stim support team was absolutely amazing! They were so responsive and made the process go quickly and smooth. One of the best companies I have ever dealt with! It’s a miracle to have our son happy and healthy and living a pain free life like all children should have!

IB-StimMom of Lincoln G., South Dakota

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*The IB-Stim is a percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulator (PENFS) system intended to be used in patients 11-18 years of age with functional abdominal pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The IB-Stim is intended to be used for 120 hours per week up to 3 consecutive weeks, through application to branches of Cranial Nerves V, VII, IX and X, and the occipital nerves identified by transillumination, as an aid in the reduction of pain when combined with other therapies for IBS DEN180057.