Category: Neuromodulation

Treating pain at nerve-body interface

Small sensory nerves throughout the body gather information & interact with the body directly. This nerve-body interface underlies many diseases. In chronic pain, nerves cause “neurogenic inflammation” by activating blood vessels, skin, & immune cells. This is the site of action of many pain treatments. Key nerve-body interfaces Neural-vascular: Sensory nerves open blood vessels. This…

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Spinal column stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of chronic pain

Spinal column stimulation (SCS) is an effective non-drug treatment for chronic pain. Risks A psychological evaluation is required and not every patient is a candidate for SCS therapy. The stage 2 SCS implantation procedure is a minor surgery that does not require hospitalization. Patients will need a responsible adult and dependable transport home. Potential complication…

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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…

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