Peripheral Nerve Stimulator
Chronic pain can be long-lasting, where medicine and therapy just don't work, NYPMD New York neurosurgeons can provide peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) to ease your pain.
Peripheral nerve simulators are like spinal cord simulators, but we use gentle electrical currents on nerves outside of the spinal cord. These nerves connect your spinal cord to your arms, legs, or organs.
Neuropsychological examination. Test the patients response to temporary electrodes that we place along the length of the offending peripheral nerve. Once Passing the test we place permanent electrodes at the nerve site and an internal battery-operated stimulator under the skin. Once the stimulator is in place, we customize the electrical pulse settings to provide the highest level of pain relief.
We usually do this procedure with local anesthesia and you can go home the same day. Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a very safe treatment that's been used since the 1960s for chronic pain. Here are some of the conditions we use PNS to treat:
1. Trigeminal Neuralgia
2. Nerve injuries
3. Occipital neuralgia for headache syndromes
4. Complex regional pain syndrome
5. Peripheral neuropathy
6. Post amputation pain syndrome