Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Peripheral nerve stimulation is a technique in which electrodes are placed along the course of peripheral nerves to control pain. These devices are an extremely safe, efficient, and effective way to ameliorate a variety of severe neuropathic pain conditions. Once the electrodes are in place, they are turned on to administer a weak electrical current to the nerve. The patient experiences this as a pleasant tingling sensation. By stimulating nonpainful sensory pathway, the electrical current tricks the brain into turning off (or significantly attenuating) the painful signals. In this manner, pain relief occurs.

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