If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please note that the information provided on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. No information contained on this website should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any medical condition. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. Furthermore, the information provided on this website may not be accurate, complete, or up-to-date. The medical field is constantly evolving, and while we make every effort to ensure the information provided is accurate and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. Finally, the use of this website does not create a doctor-patient relationship between you and the website owner or any of the healthcare professionals affiliated with the website.

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.

At APICO Pain Management™, we treat all our patients like family.

Skip to content