If you live with neuropathic pain, you may benefit from peripheral nerve stimulation. Stephen Barrett, DPM, Sequioa DuCasse, DPM, MS, and the team at US Neuropathy Centers in Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia, offer minimally invasive, customizable peripheral nerve stimulation to eliminate your nerve pain. If you want to learn more about peripheral nerve stimulation, call US Neuropathy Centers or make an appointment online today.
Peripheral nerve stimulation is an innovative pain management technique that uses a mild electrical pulse to block pain signals.
Your doctor implants a wire lead near to the malfunctioning nerve and a small external pulse transmitter. The peripheral nerve stimulation device also has a little remote control that allows you to control the electrical pulse.
The team at US Neuropathy Centers recommends peripheral nerve stimulation to treat:
If you have chronic nerve pain, contact US Neuropathy Centers to find out if peripheral nerve stimulation is right for you.
After locating the nerve causing your pain, your doctor at US Neuropathy Centers implants the peripheral nerve stimulation device in two phases.
During the first stage, they place a temporary electrode near to your malfunctioning nerve. The wire stays in place for approximately a week to ensure peripheral nerve stimulation relieves your pain.
Then, in the second phase, your doctor implants your permanent device, including the lead and the small external power source. The implantation process is minimally invasive and only requires a local anesthetic. The implantation procedure is usually complete within 30 minutes.
A peripheral nerve stimulation device also has a hand-held remote control that allows you to control the pulse and manage your pain.
You should be able to get up and walk around soon after implantation of your device. Your doctor gives you specific instructions on how to take care of the implantation site and the small power generator both as you heal and on an on-going basis.
You can control the electrical pulse, increasing or decreasing the frequency and strength to reduce your pain. In most cases, you can get back to your regular activities almost immediately.
If peripheral nerve pain is disrupting your quality of life, call US Neuropathy Centers or make an appointment online today to find out if peripheral nerve stimulation is right for you.