Answers to Your Questions About Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: How does peripheral nerve stimulation assist in relieving pain?
Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a #PainManagement technique that uses low-voltage electrical stimulation to relieve chronic pain in the limbs, neck, or trunk. The therapy works by sending electrical impulses to peripheral nerves, which are nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord.
When these impulses reach the peripheral nerves, they interfere with pain signals that are being sent to the brain. The stimulation “overrides” the pain signals, effectively reducing the perception of pain.
#PeripheralNerveStimulation can be performed using a small, implanted device similar to a pacemaker. The device is connected to electrodes that are placed near the affected nerves. The device is then programmed to deliver electrical impulses at specific times and frequencies to effectively manage the patient’s pain.
PNS has been shown to be effective in treating chronic pain conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome, peripheral neuropathic pain, and chronic low back pain. It is considered a safe and minimally invasive alternative to more invasive surgical procedures, and is typically used when other #treatments, such as physical therapy, medications, or injections, have failed to provide adequate pain relief.
It’s important to note that PNS is not a cure for chronic pain, but rather a tool to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
If you are in pain, and would like to learn more about PNS, call 855-932-7426. APICO Pain Management™’s Real-Time Rapid-Response scheduling will get you in to see Dr. Abdallah and his staff sooner than later. Or visit APICOPain.com/contact.
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