Peripheral Nerve Stimulation is a treatment Twin Cities Pain Clinic offers to patients suffering from chronic pain. The benefit of peripheral nerve stimulation is that it can target nerves all over the body, instead of just those located in the spinal cord region.
Stimulation can result in significant, long-term pain relief and has fewer side effects than other treatment options.
Here’s how it works: One of our doctors places a thin, flexible lead inside the body, near the target nerve. The procedure is minimally invasive and is often completed in under 30 minutes.
A small, wearable device communicates with the lead wirelessly to send a mild electric pulse directly to the nerve and interrupt the pain signal. The patient controls stimulation using a small handheld controller.
The result is a dramatic improvement in the patient’s overall quality of life!
Examples of peripheral nerve pain StimRouter can relieve:
- Post-surgery pain (knee, back, etc.)
- Post-stroke shoulder pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Amputation pain
- Carpal Tunnel