Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Peripheral Treatments

Peripheral nerve stimulation, or PNS, is a treatment technique for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy and other neuropathic pain conditions. The procedure requires surgically implanting a small electrical wire (electrodes) along damaged peripheral nerves to deliver rapid electrical pulses. These pulses feel like mild tingles in the body, also called paresthesias, which help minimize pain symptoms. Similar to spinal cord stimulation, PNS requires a trial period before a permanent device can be surgically implanted. The PNS system is ideal for patients who have not experienced pain relief from conservative, alternative, and interventional therapies.

The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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