Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for chronic pain & post-surgical pain

Peripheral nerve stimulation” (PNS) is a novel, effective, convenient, & minimally invasive non-drug treatment for chronic neuropathic pain & post-surgical pain.

Benefits

For single-nerve neuropathic pain, PNS lets the patient perform nerve treatments at home, for hours at a time, several times a day, while going about their usual activities.

Many patients find over time fewer treatments are needed.

PNS is a part of a complete pain plan that includes PT, psychology, and non-opioid medications.

PNS may be also helpful for post-surgical pain.

Risks

The lead insertion while minimally invasive, is a more involved procedure than the typical nerve block. This is performed in the operating room with conscious sedation for patients’ comfort. Patients will need a responsible adult and dependable transport home.

The hardware is left in the body and can be complicated by infection, bleeding, wire breakage, and wire migration.

Neuromodulation Neuropathy

Dr. Ming Kao View All →

Pain physician & PhD computational biologist @StanfordPain • Advanced pain interventions with CIPS & FIPP • Opinions mine & not medical advice

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